Her medical condition greatly affected her life. Felistus tells us, “I lost my job as a secretary in a school.” She continues, “My friends abandoned me and my neighbors even told my husband that he should leave me. For three months, I stayed indoors. I felt so ashamed.”
Felistus underwent two operations at Kenyatta National Hospital but the leaking didn’t stop. “I felt so miserable,” she says. But than the doctors told her that Amref Health Africa would have a free medical camp at Kenyatta National Hospital with specialists able to help her. She underwent a third operation with Amref Health Africa-trained specialists, and this time she healed. “Amref Health Africa did a very good job. For the first time, I was booked in a private wing and they really took good care of me and gave me a lot of counselling before and after the surgery,” she says.
“Despite everything I went through, I’m so grateful for what Amref Health Africa did. They gave me back my life. They are my people and I visit them very often here in Nairobi and they are always nice to me,” Felistus says. “They restored my dignity again. We are smiling again,” Felistus says while smiling indeed. “They really improved my life. Now I can work again and can go anywhere I want.”