Meet 28-year-old woman who survived 4 medical conditions, 6 surgeries after road accident

Meet 28-year-old woman who survived 4 medical conditions, 6 surgeries after road accident

- Charity Mumbi was in form four when she was run over by a car while riding a bicycle

- She suffered severe jaw and skull fractures leading to traumatic brain injury that saw her spend six months in hospital

- Charity underwent skull repair and mandible jaw reconstruction but was not spared by other series of illness

- She suffered meningitis, hydrocephalus and a stroke, spent another six months in hospital and was put a shunt

- After the accident, some fractures were not treated and doctors advised they could only be attended to in India

- When they were just about to return home, she developed Cerebrospinal fluid complications that forced her to undergo two more surgeries

- The hit and run ruined her future and shattered her dreams but that did not end her desire to live

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Charity was leading a normal life just like any other teenager in High School preparing to sit her Kenya KCSE when tragedy struck. Photo: Lydia Nyambura.
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In this heart-warming short story, meet Charity Mumbi and her mother Lydia Nyambura. Lydia has been the glue keeping her daughter together.

Charity was leading a normal life just like any other teenager in high school preparing to sit her Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) when tragedy struck.

She was in form four at Naromoru Girls High School in 2008 when she was run over by a car while riding a bicycle during a midterm break.

Inspiring: Story of 28-year-old Thika woman who survived 4 medical conditions, 6 surgeries after road accident

Charity was in form four at Naromoru Girls High School in 2008 when she was hit and run over by a car. Photo: Lydia Nyambura.
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Lydia said her daughter suffered severe jaw and skull fractures leading to traumatic brain injury (TBI) that saw her spend six months in hospital.

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The then 17-year-old underwent skull repair and mandible jaw reconstruction. As though the pain Charity was undergoing was not enough, she suffered a series of illness.

"In 2010 she suffered meningitis, hydrocephalus and a stroke, spent another six months in hospital and was put a shunt ( a hole which allows movement of fluid from one part of the body to another)," she said.
Inspiring: Story of 28-year-old Thika woman who survived 4 medical conditions, 6 surgeries after road accident

The then 17-year-old underwent skull repair and mandible jaw reconstruction. Photo: Lydia Nyambura.
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According to Lydia , after the accident, some fractures were not treated as doctors advised they could only be attended to in India.

After numerous fundraisers and a Charity Mumbi medical walk, the family was able to raise funds and finally managed to travel to India.

Charity underwent a reconstruction surgery at Medanta Hospital in May 2012 and was later moved to a rehabilitation centre for two months.

Inspiring: Story of 28-year-old Thika woman who survived 4 medical conditions, 6 surgeries after road accident

After numerous fundraisers and a Charity Mumbi medical walk, the family was able to raise funds and travelled to India. Photo: Lydia Nyambura.
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When they were just about to return home, hoping she would slowly come out of the ordeal, she developed Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) complications.

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The then teenager was forced to undergo two more surgeries for CSF repair.

"We spent six months in India due to the complications and medical funds to clear the hospital bill," narrated Lydia .
Inspiring: Story of 28-year-old Thika woman who survived 4 medical conditions, 6 surgeries after road accident

At 28-years, Charity who has become an inspiration to many is still incontinent and has to be on diapers throughout. Photo: Lydia Nyambura.
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In November of the same year, a Good Samaritan cleared Charity's hospital bill and they were able to come back home.

The last ten years have been a roller coaster for Lydia and her daughter Charity as they were always in and out of hospitals.

The bubbly and ever smiling Charity was sometimes forced to overstay in hospitals after discharge due to hospital bills.

Inspiring: Story of 28-year-old Thika woman who survived 4 medical conditions, 6 surgeries after road accident

The last ten years have been a roller coaster for Lillian and her daughter Charity as they were always in and out of hospitals. Photo: Lydia Nyambura.
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"She is yet to be independent and depends on me as her full time caregiver. She occasionally suffers seizures which always means an emergency and going to the hospital," said Lydia.

At 28-years, Charity who has become an inspiration to many, is still incontinent and has to be on diapers throughout.

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Doctors said she may not be able to walk again in 2016 but 4 years later, she is posing in high-heel shoes (photos)

The hit and run ruined her future and shattered her dreams of being a doctor but that did not end her desire to live each day with gratitude.

To support Lydia and her beautiful daughter, one can reach her on +254723983212 or PayPal karanjalydiah1966@gmail.com

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