It was a good day for journalist Dennis Omondi who is seeking 6.5 Million shillings for borne marrow transplant in India, this is after Optiven foundation donated 100 000 ksh towards the funds drive.
Addressing the media while giving the donation Optiven Chief executive officer George Wachiuri, promised offer more help in ensuring that Omondi raises the required Ksh. 6.5 Million.
Wachiuri was touched by Dennis’ sad story prompting him to give an additional Ksh. 25,000 from his own pockets.
This happened even as journalists started another campaign dubbed #1KforDennis towards contributing money for Dennis.
He challenged the government to avail the cancer equipment and doctors in the country to avert the plights Kenyans are facing while seeking cancer treatment.
“I want to ask Mr. President to take it as his priority to avail the cancer equipment in the country so that Kenyans can access cancer treatment in the country as it has proved to be more dangerous,’’ He added.
Dennis’ wife Julia Nancy Omondi thanked those who have already donated but she is appealing for more support to raise the remaining 3.5 Million shillings.
The 31-year-old photojournalist at West Media was admitted in January at the Kenyatta National Hospital after he was diagnosed with Acute Leukemia and he was later later flawn to Appollo Hospital in India for borne marrow transplant.
His treatment had stagnated for one month after first chemotherapy was done to him when he arrived in the hospital February.
Dennis has been a hardworking Kenyan journalist with passion to or those who would like to contribute the Mpesa paybill number is 138182 Account number 1222903350.