Local and international female celebs battling endometriosis -List

We take a look at local and international female celebrities who are battling endometriosis and those who have overcome the disease, whether partially or completely.

Endometriosis, sometimes called “endo,” is a common health problem in women. It gets its name from the word endometrium, the tissue that normally lines the uterus or womb.

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Endometriosis happens when this tissue grows outside of your uterus and on other areas in your body where it doesn’t belong.

 Most often, endometriosis is found on the:
  • Ovaries
  • Fallopian tubes
  • Tissues that hold the uterus in place
  • Outer surface of the uterus

1. Jahmby Koikai

Jahmby says she has battled the disease since she was 13.

My name is Mary Njambi Koikai, a stage 4 Endometriosis survivor. The disease had ravaged my body for 19years and 3 years ago it spread to my lungs and chest area.

This disease was causing my lungs to collapse every month while I was on my period. I have undergone 16 surgeries including the main surgeries here in Atlanta, Georgia.

I have never had a painless period since I was 13years old. Doctors tried everything on me.

I tried everything you can think of until my gynaecologist told me I needed specialized treatment.

‘I am not cursed, I’m fighting for other women as well’ Jahmby Koikai speaks out

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Jahmby Koikai

2. Janet Mbugua

Janet opened up on her journey with endometriosis recently sharing her struggles and wins with the condition with her followers.

This was me in 2015. Ten years earlier, in 2005, I had just undergone a laparoscopy for deep ovarian endometriosis, also known as endometriomas or ovarian cysts.

It causes the formation of cavities within the ovary that fill with blood.

Janet Mbugua

It had been years, literally since high school, of painful, prolonged periods that sometimes rendered me unable to go to class or to the office, especially during the first few days of my cycle.

Finally getting a diagnosis was such a breakthrough and I was put on birth control thereafter and have had to continue using this, except for the times we were trying for a baby.

Until today, if I don’t take my medication, I’ll struggle during my period.

‘It had been years of pain’ Janet Mbugua speaks on battling endometriosis

3. Ciru Muriuki

The BBC reporter has on a few occasions opened up about battling endometriosis. For her no pain can compare to the one the condition puts one through.

Sharing a past photo of her Ciru says that its been years of pain.

This was me, after my first laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis cysts. It was two days before Christmas in 2017.

Basically,what was happening was I was bleeding into my ovaries every time I had my period.

Words cannot describe the pain. It sometimes takes years for endometriosis to be definitively diagnosed because women are told that pain is part of being a woman.

Ciru Muriuki

 

4. Whoopi Goldberg

During  a past speech Whoopi said that she was lucky because her doctor was intelligent enough to identify what she was suffering from.

I had endometriosis 30 years ago maybe. 

I was very, very lucky.  I had an intelligent doctor who sort of knew what was going on and said well, here take this stuff and he cleared it up.  I was very lucky.

Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg

5. Jillian Michaels

The famous trainer was diagnosed with endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome, both of which affected her fertility.

“I was always told that fertility would/could be a problem for me. Why do I have this? … In order to get pregnant, I know it would require surgery.

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Jillian Michaels

For me, it becomes a sort of ‘I can’t handle doing that,'”she told Momlogic.

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‘I have been questioning God why I go through so much pain’ Jahmby

Jahmby Koikai has opened up about her battle with post traumatic stress disorder caused by unresolved trauma and the side effects from the medication.

Jahmby has been battling endometriosis for years, something that has left her body fighting to stay healthy.

On many occasions she has shared her struggles with the aim of creating awareness.

Jahmby Koikai

Jahmby Koikai narrates how matatu driver rescued her at her hour of need

Sad as the situation maybe she always puts some humor to it and there has never been a dull moment with her.

Hey fam….every girl has that one stocking they love to wear on their head lol…it comes in all colors grey, black, brown, white etc. Stretched to all limits. Torn, knots, but we still love them.

Don’t grin at me like, Haki Njambi lol…the point is the comfort they give us and the protection they provide for our hair.
That brought me to a very important point about God.

I’ve been in a lot of pain last few days and I’m way past asking God why me. I’m at the stage of Job.

Jahmby Koikai
Jahmby Koikai

Though He slay me, yet i will put all my trust in Him.

I trust in God for His peace and comfort and the protection over my life.

I’ve battled a chronic illness that’s almost put me out but God’s reminding me that I’m here to fulfil His purpose.

I’ve also been battling serious Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (P.T.S.D), panic attacks, anxiety and depression caused by unresolved trauma and the side effects from the medication.

Jahmby Koikai
Jahmby Koikai

She adds

I will talk about depression and PTSD in detail in another post. 
As hard as it may seem, as confused as we may be, trust in God. He is in control. I’m walking through it and His mercies are new every morning.

This is a week of busy appointments with my doctors and I’m believing God for great reports and good news.
I walk in faith.

By faith not by sight. Please be encouraged that we are here together and through our Lord and saviour we shall overcome.

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‘No bras for me due to pain and scars in my right breast and lung’ Jahmby

Jahmby Koikia continues  to share the struggles she goes through with the aim of encouraging another person battling the same condition.

In a recent post she shared of the simple things she can’t do,Most of us take them for granted.

She cannot rock heels,nor wear a bra .

I love fashion. Passed down to me by grandmothers and mother. Unfortunately this disease has created a shell out of me.

A once very stylish, fashionable, creative lady now only fits into loose trousers, t-shirt, sweatshirt and jacket.

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Jahmby Koikai
Jahmby Koikai

I don’t wear bras due to the pain and scars in my right breast, lung, diaphragm and ribs. I don’t wear heels due to the swelling of my feet.

Just one pair of sneakers gifted to me by @edwardkemboi No tight clothing due to the scars on my tummy.

I used to enjoy shopping with my sis at Toi and Ungwaro market, trying out clothes, raiding my grandmother’s wardrobe and mom’s stuff.

She adds

I also miss my sis bargaining eeeh cos mimi sinanga time ya kubargain.

Pale Toi Market, wanajua siste wakimwona wanajua sasa ni kueka Economics 101, Maths, Calculus, Statistics as to why she should buy at that price and not a lower price.

Kuna beste yangu pia alikuwa anaitwa Muthomi ama Chile enzi za Sunbeam alikuwaga ni supplier wangu ama tuseme alikuwa stylist wangu.

‘My friends daughter died aborting after the son impregnated her’ – Nancy

Jahmby Koikai

Chile alikuwa anatambua uzi mbaya.

It’s just a matter of time, I’ll get back on it.

I can still rock hats though…found this hat at one of the stores at therapy, tried it on and took a pic. Funky much😊

Jahmby who is still in hospital also requests her fans to help her raise cash to offset her mediacls bills which run into millions.

Kindly help me finish strong to raise Kshs 4.8m.
Paybill Number is 490681
Account Name is Jahmby Koikai Fund
For my US fam cashapp is 678-467-2746
$jahmbykoikai
In the for section kindly put Njambi Endofund
For my international fam kindly see the gofundme link on my bio

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‘Words cannot describe the pain’ Ciru Muriuki on battling endometriosis

BBC reporter Ciru Muriuki has shared her battle with endometriosis.

This comes days after Janet Mbugua also shared her battle with the same condition.

Sharing a past photo of her Ciru says that its been years of pain.

This was me, after my first laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis cysts. It was two days before Christmas in 2017. Basically,what was happening was I was bleeding into my ovaries every time I had my period.

Words cannot describe the pain. It sometimes takes years for endometriosis to be definitively diagnosed because women are told that pain is part of being a woman.

‘It had been years of pain’ Janet Mbugua speaks on battling endometriosis

Ciru Muriuki

But here’s the thing. Terrible pain during your period is not normal. A prolonged, heavy period is not normal. A period that interferes with your daily routine is not normal.

Endometriosis has no cure. We need to push for more research into this terrible disease. #periodmatters #endowarrior #endometriosisawareness #yellowforendo #donotsufferinsilence #KnowEndo

 

She adds

The thing about endometriosis is that it stays with you every day. Even if you’re not in pain, there’s the fatigue. I wish I could describe how tired I get.

Then you dread your period. The horrible pain. The nausea.

The sweating. The vomiting. The constipation or diarrhea. Being scared of soiling yourself because of your heavy flow. None of this is normal. We need a cure.

Endometriosis  is an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — grows outside your uterus.

Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue lining your pelvis. Rarely, endometrial tissue may spread beyond pelvic organs.

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‘It had been years of pain’ Janet Mbugua speaks on battling endometriosis

Janet Mbugua has opened up about her battle with endometriosis. Although she has spoken about it now she has battled it for more than a decade.

The sassy media practitioner loves keeping her life private but shares bits that she feels will encourage someone else.

Sharing a photo on social media Janet narrated how the ailment made her miss work and school.

‘I am not cursed, I’m fighting for other women as well’ Jahmby Koikai speaks out

This was me in 2015. Ten years earlier, in 2005, I had just undergone a laparoscopy for deep ovarian endometriosis, also known as endometriomas or ovarian cysts.

It causes the formation of cavities within the ovary that fill with blood.

It had been years, literally since high school, of painful, prolonged periods that sometimes rendered me unable to go to class or to the office, especially during the first few days of my cycle.

Janet Mbugua

 

Finally getting a diagnosis was such a breakthrough and I was put on birth control thereafter and have had to continue using this, except for the times we were trying for a baby.

Until today, if I don’t take my medication, I’ll struggle during my period.

Jahmby Koikai narrates how matatu driver rescued her at her hour of need

She adds

Endometriosis affects an estimated 1 in 10 women during their reproductive years (ie. usually between the ages of 15 to 49), which is approximately 176 million women in the world.

So let’s wear yellow and stand with endo warriors like @elsie_odhiambo @jahmbykoikai and many others. Let’s talk periods and most importantly, let’s talk period pain.

Because ladies (and gents), a very painful, prolonged period is NOT normal.

Jahmby Koikai is among other prominent Kenyan personalities who have openly talked about battling Endometriosis for more than 15 years.

 

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‘People I called friends walked out on me, I cried so much’ – Jahmby Koikai

Jahmby Koikai has been battling endometriosis for so long and that journey has seen her lose friends or people she thought were her  friends.

In swahili they say ‘Pata shida ujue marafiki wako ni nani’ which translates to ‘Get into trouble and find out who your real friends are’.

One friend has stood with Jahmby amidst all these even offering to help raise money for her medical bills. Celebrating her friend on Instagram Jahmby wrote

“Hey fam…my Endo journey has blessed me with sisters from far and wide. There were days I’d look back on people who i used to call ‘friends’, ‘sisters’ and I’d cry.

They all left,but God was clearing out them for me. He’s blessed me with new amazing sisters. This girl right here is a gem.

She met me, she’s been visiting me. She’s seen me struggle in pain. One day she called me and said Njambi i have an idea. I said ok.

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Jahmby Koikai’s friend Tracii Gitonga alias hotmanyanga

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She decided to sacrifice her time here in Atlanta to run and raise funds for me. @hotmanyanga raised $2,000..Kshs.200,000 for my fundraiser.

She ran everyday for close to a month. So imagine juzi she just calls me humbly and told she managed to raise this amount on her own and personally delivered it to me yesterday. Girl thank you.
My hospital bill has escalated and I’m grateful for the love, support and prayers.
God bless you ma. Thank you for your kind heart, love and all the joy you have shared with me and mom.
Remember we are growing through what we are going through.
Nakupenda sana na ubarikiwe zaidi.”

In the past Jahmby confessed that she has not had it easy when it comes to dating either.

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Aaaw! Women Maina Kageni is celebrating this International Women’s Day

Today as the world celebrates  International Women’s Day Classic 105 presenter Maina Kageni is not left behind in celebrating the women in his life.

International Women’s Day is a public holiday in some countries and largely ignored elsewhere.

In some places it is a day of protest while in others it is a day that celebrates womanhood.

Some people buy their pastor a car yet they don’t own a pair of shoes

Not many men celebrate the women in their lives but Maina Kageni is different .

Taking to his instagram he shared different photos of him and the women he is celebrating with the caption below.

“This is because I am blessed to have such amazing women in my life.Heavenly Father, I just want to say thank you for them.

9/9  #InternationalWomensDay#HappyInternationalWomensDay #Flashback

Here are the photos of him and the ladies he is celebrating on this special day.

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Makina Kageni and Jahmby Koikai
Maina Kageni and Carol Radul
Maina Kageni and Carol Radul

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Maina Kageni with his mum
Maina Kageni with his ardent Classic 105 fans
Maina Kageni with his ardent Classic 105 fans

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‘My lungs collapsed for the 19th time but God has kept me,’ Jahmby Koikai

Jahmby Koikai has narrated how her battle with endometriosis has seen her lungs collapse for the 19th time something that continues to cause her anguish.

Koikai has been battling the ailment for over 15 years and it has not been an easy journey but she is thankful that God has seen her through it all.

“I’m Njambi Koikai: I’m an Endo Conqueror. Fighter. Warrior. I have shared my story many times before and I’m always living to tell a new one.

I battled thoracic endometriosis for over 15 years, which started with painful periods getting worse and worse, followed by lung collapses.

Years of misdiagnosis led to me to search further for the cause of my pain,That is how I discovered the Center for Endometriosis Care in Atlanta where I received my life saving surgery.”

Jahmby Koikai

She adds that a few weeks ago, her lungs failed for the 19th time.

“The cost of treatment was prohibitive meaning I had to fundraise since I had no employment nor insurance I was categorized as one of the worst cases of endometriosis ever seen.

Two weeks ago, I sadly had another lung collapse, making it 19 surgeries over the last 19 years.

I have survived to date thanks to God and your support has been crucial. Please join me in my efforts in trying to raise awareness world-wide so that other women may be able to get help too.”

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‘We use old mattresses during our menses’, street girls sadly narrate

Jahmby Koikai this year came out pleading with Always brand manager to help street girls by distributing sanitary towels for free to them.

This came after a video was shared on the struggles street girls go through trying to access sanitary towels. With poverty being the biggest hindrance, the women shared heartbreaking ordeals of the tricks they use to absorb their menstrual blood.

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The first says

“I usually use sunny girl pads and when I can’t afford I tear my old T-shirts and use them as pads. When things are too thick I even cut my mattress and use it or even stay without using a pad opting to just let the blood stain my pants.”

If you think that is heartbreaking enough, listen to what the next lady had to say

“I usually use pieces of mattress and its a hard task especially when the flow is heavy adding the fact that the tummy is also hurting. There are pads worth 10 shillings but it is better to use a mattress given that the pads don’t stay in place and by morning one is already stained with blood since the pad fell off.”

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She adds

“We are even at a risk of being raped by male street boys and you can only get help if you decide to freely give in, if you are a woman with no morals the male use you the way they please. We wish someone could just come to our aid and help us street girls.”

This story seems to have touched Jahmby Koikai and below is her plea

“Please go to Facebook and watch how our sisters in the ghetto are dealing with menstruation and the pain that comes along with it. I’d also like to kindly ask Always Pads Brand Manager to help our sisters with pads. They’re also in need of painkillers. They have menstruation disorders just like I do. This pain doesn’t care. It cuts across. Sasa nisaidieni tutafute Always Managers we tag them so our sisters in Majengo can get help. If you would like to buy pads for the girls there’s information on the Facebook Page. I’d also kindly urge you to buy Always or good quality pads for them because the rest as they say cause inflammation as we have all experienced.”

 

The next time you want to complain about how bad your pads are just remember that these girls cannot even afford some, so just learn to be grateful.

Click on the link below to watch the heartbreaking stories

How street Women In Kenya Deal With Periods

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‘My heart just broke ‘Jahmby Koikai opens up on recently suffering a Lung infection .

Jahmby Koikai has been through a lot of struggles battling Endometriosis a disease that has drained her both emotionally and financially.

She has been abroad receiving treatment and just when things were starting to look up Jahmby opens up that she now has a lung infection.

“Hey fam, I’ve been having a terrible infection in my lungs. Went to the doctor and they saw a big mass of cloud in my right lung. Quite similar to when i was having lung collapses. The pain was reminiscent of what I’ve been going through. I was scared as hell. Went to the doc. Did an x-ray and he said he could see fluid in there.

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My heart just broke. So he sent us for a CT scan and thankfully the mass and fluid like stuff is just a streak of air around my diaphragm. Thankfully no surgery just medication. Doc told me not to fear, I just have an infection in the diaphragm and lung area. Summer is almost over na baridi nayo tunaionea hapo 18 maze. Namiss mtaani. Namiss kuwa poa but God ananiremind lazima nimalizane na hii process kabisa.”

Below is the account number on how to help Jahmby Koikai clear her bills and come back home
“Kindly help me finish strong to raise Kshs. 2.8m
Paybill Number is 490681
Account Name is Jahmby Koikai Fund
For the US fam cashapp is 678-478-7804
$LucyKaruri
For the international fam kindly see the gofundme link on my bio .”
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‘I’ve had a hard time letting go of some people who really hurt me’ Jahmby Koikai confesses as she speaks on forgiveness

It is not easy forgiving someone who made you feel like you did not deserve to live when you were sick but Jahmby Koikai has opted to forgive. Continue reading “‘I’ve had a hard time letting go of some people who really hurt me’ Jahmby Koikai confesses as she speaks on forgiveness”

‘If you can’t support the fact that I’m alive I ‘m sad for you’ says Jamby Koikai

Recently Jahmby Koikai opened up about being shunned for coming out publicly seeking financial help for medical treatment abroad.

It is sad that people are quick to judge and criticize her without really taking the time to understand what endometriosis is, its side effects, and the financial constraints that come with the disease.

She took to her social media platform to address the issue, stating that  fighting endometriosis is not as easy treating a headache.

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‘ No amount of words can ever console or comfort grief’ says Jahmby Koikai

She wrote

“I’ve just seen a group on facebook discussing my health and my fundraising. Well i begin by stating this. You go misdiagnosed for 19years. You undergo more than 12 surgeries. You lose your job. While you’re at it, your grandma who raised you has pancreatic cancer stage 4. There’s only one person working with an income helping the entire family. She couldn’t manage it alone. The entertainment company you run is out of business.You step out and still hustle while you’re sick. You have no medical insurance. After every hospital admission in Nairobi, comes a bill of 300k. You later find out what the problem is. You arm yourself with all the knowledge and information. You embark on a journey to find doctors who can treat you. You get to America and the surgery is done. You develop more complications. The American healthcare system is nothing close to our system at home.

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The bills are crazy. I’m recovering greatly and if that is something that makes anyone doubt my fight, I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry and sad that anyone would think I’m here taking advantage of people. I’m relearning everything. My body was reset to factory settings. It’s so sad that people still have so much to say. I’ve laid my life bare for the whole world to see sometimes against the wishes of my family because i want to live.

‘I’ve been shunned quite alot since I came out asking for help’ says Jahmby Koikai

Jahmby goes on to add that she is fighting hard because she believes she is still alive for a great reason , strongly stating that she won’t stop fighting until she is fully healed.

“I’ve fought to live,i’m fighting so that other women will never have to fundraise and go through this frustration.I’ve rebelled against what doctors told me at home,God’s been with me,i have heard loads said about me.I won’t stop until i am 100% recovered .Nobody wants to be in my situation.

No one wants this frustration ,It’s mentally ,physically and emotionally draining.If i die they would still talk ,i am here for a great reason and if you can’t support and genuinely cheer the fact that i’m alive ,i’m sad for you.

If you seriously can’t cheer the fact that i’ve brought hope to so many little girls i’m sad for you,Recovery is not easy ,i am not recovering from a headache i am recovering form decades of pain pain you would never understand.I’m against  women who always put other women down,its plain wrong.”


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‘I’ve been shunned quite alot since I came out asking for help’ says Jahmby Koikai

It is saddening the extent to which people can go just to demoralize others to sooth their egos and Jahmby Koikai has learnt this first hand.

Jahmby has in the last one year opened up her life to the public with the aim of trying to sensitize the public on Endometriosis which she has been battling for many years now.

She opened up on how people have shunned her after she came out asking for help from the public to help settle her hospital bills stating that she was never prepared for the shunning.

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She wrote

“Another old pic. I’ve been skinny for the longest time. I’m here thinking about the motions of life. How one time you’re running the streets and the next time you’re barely moving your feet. There was a time i was working on 2 radio stations,2 tv stations and an entertainment company all at the same time. I was trying to make ends meet. I have always had huge family responsibilities. It was hard but i managed to do it through endometriosis and alot of stress.

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I’ve been shunned quite alot since i came out asking for help. I was never prepared for this but i always remember the life lessons i received from my mum and my grandma. Those and God have kept me going. It’s tough to be in this state but God sends angels our way. Never shun anyone. If you’re in a position to help, do so. No one knows about tomorrow. These are hard times we are living in. I’ve fought for my dear life because i believe I’m here for a purpose and very soon this will be over. I don’t know what the future holds but it will be super bright because God does promise us that in Jer 29:11.”

Thank you for your support this far. I thank you for standing with me. Kindly help me finish strong to raise Kshs. 3.4m for the pending hospital bill and therapy costs.
Paybill Number 490681
Account Name/Number Jahmby Koikai Fund
For the international fam kindly see the gofundme link on my bio
For the US fam cashapp is 678-478-7804
Lucy Karuri
In the for section kindly put Njambi Endofund”
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‘ No amount of words can ever console or comfort grief’ says Jahmby Koikai

Dealing with the death of a loved one is never easy no amount of words can ever take the pain and grief and Jahmby Koikai knows this too well having lost her grandmother.

The deceased was diagnosed with stage three pancreatic cancer and the family was trying to raise Sh 6 million to cater for medical expenses before she sadly passed on after a brave battle.

She took to her instagram to talk about grief and how she is doing her best to get better for her mum and sister.

She wrote;

“Let’s talk about grief. Mourning. I lost my grandma to pancreatic cancer in 2016. I had just been discharged from surgery and I remember going home in stitches and found out that the cancer had spread to her brain. Our mummy was senile when she left this earth. The most devastating day of my life. In the midst of everything we have gone through as a family, we are all grieving. Most of my friends had met mummy. She raised all of us and mum was our big sister.”

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Jahmby Koikai

‘I often ask God why He’s kept me alive ‘Jahmby Koikai sadly whispers

She goes on to say;

“The late Achieng Abura once shared about the tragedy that hit their family and how it changed and divided them. My grandma was a martriach. She was our glue and when she left we were all left to wonder how and who will be the glue. I think my mum is the strongest woman on earth. Her mother had pancreatic cancer stage 4 while i was in hospital undergoing surgeries for a condition we knew nothing about. She’s had to take care of us and take care of herself. I write in tears and i tell God whatever it is, i will fight for my mum and my sister. I will finish strong because i need them to be happy and smile. I want to give my mom and my sis the best.”

The late Achieng Abura

Jahmby Koikai narrates how matatu driver rescued her at her hour of need

She concludes by adding that she is fighting hard to make her grandmother proud taking a chance to advice people on how to deal with grief.

She said,

“I will finish strong because i know my grandma is proud of how I’ve fought a disease that she saw ravage me even as she was dying. We miss mummy dearly. Every single day. To all the people who’ve had to deal with grief, understand this. It just doesn’t go away and no amount of words can ever console or comfort grief but time.
I’m finishing strong. I’m fighting every day. Thank you for standing with this girl Jahmby Koikai. Thank you for your support.”

Jahmby is still asking her fans to help her offset her medical bills and below are the details

“Kindly help me finish strong to raise Kshs 3.4 million to cover the hospital bill and therapy costs.
Paybill Number is 490681
Account Name is Jahmby Koikai Fund
For the international fam kindly see the gofundme link on my bio
For the US fam cashapp is 678-478-7804
Lucy Karuri
In the for section kindly put Njambi Endofund”

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Jamby Koikai pens the struggle of adapting a pain free life after treatment

Jahmby Koikai has not had it easy with her constant battle with Endometriosis, a disease that is still not well known in terms of what causes it .

Thankfully she went abroad to seek further treatment and it seems things are looking up for her. During a recent post on her Instagram, Jahmby opened up on how good she feels leiving without surviving on machines.

Partly she wrote

“Internal healing of my organs will take sometime, many months. I was one of the most critical cases they have ever dealt with. We had a very candid discussion about endometriosis and I’m learning new things everyday. That black box by my side had my heart monitor. I returned it today. My heart is doing well.”

Jahmby Koikai narrates how matatu driver rescued her at her hour of need

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Well, she seems to be making tremendous progress but the irony of it all is, her body was so used to living in pain- a side effect of endometriosis – but now she has to learn to adapt to a pain free life.

She took to her Instagram to post this candid post on how she is dealing with all this

“Been pushing my body hard. I don’t take it easy. All i want is for my body to completely adjust to it’s new self. That will take some time. Many, many months but as a typical human being i want to be better now. I’m in some manageable pain due to therapies and the healing process.
The shockwaves in my body are crazy. The mental, physical and emotional. My body is healing from decades of pain and i wasn’t prepared for this other process. The healing. It’s not as hard as dealing with the disease but it’s not easy either.”

‘I often ask God why He’s kept me alive ‘Jahmby Koikai sadly whispers

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Jahmby Koikai

As she makes a full recovery, Jahmby is asking for help to offset her hospital bills. Below are details of how you can help out financially.

“Kindly help me fundraise for Kshs 3.4m to offset the pending hospital bill and therapy costs.
Paybill Number is 490681
Account Name/Number is Jahmby Koikai Fund
For the international fam kindly see the gofundme link on my bio
For the US fam cashapp is 678-478-7804
Lucy Karuri
In the for section kindly put Njambi Endofund.”

As a way of keeping herself occupied, Jahmby has partnered with@thisisthenest company to do a series dubbed Tuko Macho.

Opening up about her role in the series, Jamby says

“Sometimes I’m in a whole mix of confusion. Confused about myself. Confused about my people. Confused about all the people who’ve had to depend on me. Confused about our country and the shenanigans. There just seems to be no clarity. Especially when i look back at our systems and how non-functional they have become. We have become a docile people because we have been pelted with propaganda, abuse, discrimination and negative ethnicity in all the regimes that have ruled us. I talk about these issues because millions of people are suffering. I get loads of inboxes and my heart is shattered every time i read them. I see how we are flaunting fake lifestyles and luxuries on social media. I see how we feel we are better than the next person hence the competition. There’s enough to feed everyone’s need, not want.”

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She adds

“One day i received a call from @thisisthenest company to do a series. I hadn’t acted in a while cos of endometriosis. They’d seen me on tv speaking Sheng and they were impressed. I went for the auditions. Got the role. I made them laugh too and solidified friendships with the directors. We started shooting and my lungs collapsed. Taken into hospital. They had to stop the shoot until i got back. I just want to kindly ask you to head over to Facebook and search for The Nest Collective, go to the videos and watch Tuko Macho. You will love it.

Her fans took the chance to wish her well and celebrate the great woman she is

caroloyolaii…Hang in there hun. He’s doing a good work in you. Keep the faith that He’s still in control. Hugs

lillianlynntasha…It shall be well..Never give up

joanne.soy…Praying for you. You are a very strong woman.

rosawaweru30…Njambi don’t give up.God will open a way for all this.And never forget how far you’ve come.Everything you’ve gotten thru.All the times you’ve pushed on even when you felt you couldn’t.All the mornings you got up no matter how hard it was.All the times you wanted to give up but you got thru another day.Never forget how much strength you’ve learned and developed.

ali_mburuGod is always with you….

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Mungu ni mwema! Njambi Koikai is healed and ready come back to Kenya

After a long journey fighting endometriosis, Njambi Koikai has finally recovered.

The media personality has been fighting for her life in a United States hospital since March this year, where she went for further treatment for thoracic endometriosis, a condition that causes her lungs to collapse regularly.

‘Someone come to my aid’ Jamby Koikai pleads her desire to learn crocheting

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In a recent interview with Kikuyu Diaspora TV, Njambi confirmed that she is healed and what is remaining is her pending hospital bill so she can come back to Kenya.

“I am now healed and everything is done. What is remaining 30,000 dollars so I can go back home. I can’t wait to go back to media. I really thank God that now I am healed.”

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Njambi said the journey has not been smooth.

“I was in ICU here and even in an isolation room because the doctors had given up on me. I was weighing 36 kg then,” she said.

“The doctors have given me time to fundraise money and after I am done, I will be definitely go back to Kenya.”

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Njambi Koikai after a successful surgery

While in the US, Kenyans there have been so supportive to her. They could cook and bring food for her in hospital.

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“My mum has gone through so much since the time I started falling sick, especially because my grandmother was also suffering from cancer, which was at stage 4. I really pray for her, and I want to make her happy, and if possible I want her to get what she has been desiring,” Njambi told Kikuyu Diaspora TV.

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When Njambi comes back, she wants to spread awareness about the disease as a way of giving back to the society, saying millions of girls are suffering from it.

“I have to give back because I would be cursed if I don’t spread awareness about endometriosis. I also want to start a clinic and urge the government to spread more awareness, too, and even get doctors trained about this disease,” she said.

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‘Someone come to my aid’ Jamby Koikai pleads her desire to learn crocheting

Jahmby Koikai has been int he US receiving treatment for Endometriosis which she has been suffering from since her school days.

Long hospital stays can be boring and as we all know necessity is the mother of invention, thus one has to think of creative ways to fight boredom.

Well a few weeks ago Jahmby Koikai announced to her fans that she had decided to pick knitting as her way of therapy,. She wrote

“Greetings fam. Therapy has been a treacherous journey and sometimes an enjoyable one. I’m healing every part of my body. My brain is re-wiring. I’m learning and re-learning things. To challenge myself, i want to teach myself how to knit. Knitting is intricate and quite involving. I’m ready to learn, make the mistakes, miss the loops and make it better. I’ve dealt with pain for too long and that trauma has affected me. This happens to most of us who suffer from chronic diseases. I’ll take up this challenge😊.. I’ll knit.”

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We were looking forward to seeing how good her knitting skills have become, unfortunately she hasn’t been successful and is now asking for help in this funny post.

“I’ve been trying to knit…..woi those youtube videos ain’t helping…nilikwama hapo kwa trying to make a knit slot…i think I’ll just enroll for a knitting class😂😂😁😁😁
Who can teach me? Niko na some beautiful uzi and some strong crotchets lol. I don’t want to stress mum with my slow learning lol….sasa ntaenda tu class na ntakuwa pro😊”

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Here are comments from her fans offering to help,

naomikarwitha…knitting or crocheting?which one are you doing?For crocheting come over for some lessons

[email protected] …I’m starting with crotcheting haki ntakuja classes

alegolulu…Grown girl sports-come for classes for both mami.Love the [email protected] …yesssssss love najua wewe ni pro sana. How i wish you taught me in USIU…

[email protected]… tutapanga ukirudi mtaani love.You are a sharp cookie,you’ll learn fast.

[email protected] …oh yes love…i miss you dearly ntakuletea uzi kutoka huku…great and awesome variety

[email protected]_run …noooooo you lie!!!!! Issa date. I have tonnes of uzi!!! Bring yourself na story za SF

marie_m3…Pole Pole tu.. Utajua

babbiekabae…I love knitting and crocheting…. I can do some styles, Mum’s sister is a pro… learned from the best. It’s so more

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Jahmby Koikai narrates how matatu driver rescued her at her hour of need

As women it is normal to experience menstruation but one is never prepared for the embarrassing moments that come when we are caught off guard.

Women around the world have different cycles and while some have light and regular flows, others have heavy and irregular flows thus being prone to messing up their clothes.

One such woman who has had to endure such embarrassing moments is Jahmby Koikai. For a woman fighting Endometriosis which brings along painful periods, she is forever grateful to a driver who saved her at her time of need.

She wrote

“Hey fam. So one day, I was leaving school (Daystar University in Athi River, 2004) and my period came on the school bus as we were heading back to Nairobi. Then I got motion sickness, humidity and the symptoms that came with these periods. Immediately the bus stopped at the Valley Road campus, I got off and vomited right infront of the Zionites Church. Dragged myself into the Nairobi campus and asked some girls for a pad. There was no uber those days and I was so broke. So I walked to the Kenyatta bus stop. Those days that bus stop was a market place. I got a number 2 matatu since our road wasn’t tarmacked.

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“The number 2 mat would drop me 2km from home and I’d walk. I sat by the window seat next to the driver while I tried to breathe and figure out how I’d get home. The driver could see I was in a lot of pain and I remember asking him if he could drop me at my house which was off the normal route. He agreed. The passengers agreed. I’d never been so thankful to God. I got home and crawled up the stairs. Mum and mummy were always there ready to help.Entered the house and almost vomited my gut out. My bowel movement was like an axe cutting up my intestines. Me I used to cry mpaka there would be no more tears due to the pain.This pic is so vivid. My grandma always told me to stay strong and she always told me to dress up😊❤.

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“That was my grandma’s necklace😊 Mum always prayed for me. My sis always worried about me. I’m sharing my stories to encourage women out there who’ve had to battle this disease. Thank you for supporting me this far. Kindly help me finish strong to raise Kshs 3.6 million to cover the hospital bill and therapy costs.”

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Well, Jahmby is still calling out to people to help her offset her hospital bills so that she can be able to come back home,. Here are the details of her medical account

“Paybill Number is 490681
Account Name is Jahmby Koikai Fund
For the international fam kindly see the gofundme link on my bio
For the US fam cashapp is 678-478-7804
Lucy Karuri
In the for section kindly put Njambi Endofund.”

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