Pastor Ng’ang’a’s daughter, seeks assistance for son’s medical treatment
Naomi Wangari Maina, the firstborn daughter of controversial Pastor James Ng’ang’a, is reaching out to the Kenyans, seeking financial support for her six-year-old son, Jonathan Wise, who is battling a severe case of B-ALL Leukemia.
According to medical reports seen by Nairobi News, Jonathan’s medical journey began shortly after his birth on January 20, 2018, when he was diagnosed with Bilateral Retinoblastoma, a rare form of eye cancer.
The condition had progressed significantly in one eye, leading to an urgent inoculation procedure at just six weeks old.
Subsequently, chemotherapy became a routine for the young boy over the next three years, requiring frequent trips to the operating theatre and enduring anaesthesia every three weeks.
In late 2020, the left eye tumour ceased responding to chemotherapy, prompting a referral to India for specialized treatment. The family successfully conducted a fundraiser, and Jonathan underwent brachytherapy procedures in India.
However, due to the COVID-19 lockdown, they faced an extended stay until the government organized their evacuation in May 2020.
Post-return, Jonathan continued his medical journey with six more theatre reviews.
The year 2023 brought new challenges as Jonathan battled fever, low blood, and platelet counts, leading to multiple admissions and tests, including bone marrow biopsies.
The latest setback occurred on Monday, November 20, when Jonathan was diagnosed with B-ALL Leukemia during a routine paediatrician review.
As Naomi sits by her son’s bedside in the hospital ward, she expresses the urgency of Jonathan’s situation.
The child’s treatment for infection, fever, and blood-related issues requires immediate attention. Naomi emphasized that her son has a high chance of a full recovery, but timely and uninterrupted treatment is crucial.
The family, having faced financial strain throughout Jonathan’s medical journey, is now appealing to well-wishers, individuals, and organizations to come forward and support Jonathan in his fight against leukaemia.
Support Jonathan’s medical journey by contributing through JONATHAN’S MEDICAL APPEAL Paybill 247247, Account Number 290038.
Naomi humbly requests assistance to ensure her son receives the necessary treatment, emphasizing the life-threatening risks posed by opportunistic infections, low blood levels, low platelets, and a lack of nutritional support.
Nairobi News contacted Pastor Ng’ang’a, who expressed that he considers the matter beyond his current involvement.
“At this moment, I prefer not to be linked to that particular case. I have my reservations regarding it,” he stated.