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Lung patient who melted hearts on social media close to getting Sh7m for surgery

An online campaign to raise funds for a lung patient in need of reconstructive surgery is about  to reach its Sh7 million target.

Ms Gladys Kamende melted hearts on social media last week after Nairobi News highlighted her tearful encounter with a street boy in Thika town whom she later adopted.

She is terminally ill and relies on oxygen cylinders for survival. She needs Sh7 million to undergo a lung reconstruction surgery.

So far, the campaign to raise funds for her surgery has realised Sh6.6 million.

The update was posted on Twitter by State House director of digital communication President Dennis Itumbi.

Ms Kamande’s life changed in 2010 after developing a growth in her stomach and had to go for an operation. Twelve surgeries later, she lost her eyesight and her lungs collapsed.