Learn Of SCLERODERMA, The Rare Skin Disease This Little Angle Is Suffering From

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Kenyans Raise Over Sh4.2 Million For Girl With Rare Disease

In a show of unity, love and mercy, Kenyans contributed in large numbers in support of a

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Nine-year-old girl, Eunice Wanjiku is reeling in pain, suffering from what doctors at Kenyatta National Hospital suspect is scleroderma.

This was after social media mobilize Ndung’u Set an M-PESA pay bill number with  the hashtag #HealingForEunice .

Sh4.2 million had been raised by Wednesday morning, surpassing the initial target of three million shillings required for the young girl to receive proper medical care at the Kenya’s largest Medical facility.

“Thank you Kenyans. Thank you all. Thank you so much. In the last 45 hours we collectively agreed to shine the light of hope in the life of one girl,”Ndung’u Nyoro he posted on his Facebook page.

Wanjiku was admitted at Kenyatta National Hospital on Thursday after concerned residents of Baraniki area in Kikuyu noticed her pain.

According to the girl’s mother, Teresia Mukami, Wanjiku had not been able to consume any solid food for a period of two weeks before being admitted in hospital.

Scleroderma is an auto-immune disease of the connective tissue. The word “scleroderma” comes from two Greek words: “sclero” meaning hard, and “derma” meaning skin. Hardening of the skin is one of the most visible manifestations of the disease.

The disease is not contagious, infectious, cancerous or malignant. To diagnose it one may require consultation with rheumatologists (arthritis specialists), and/or dermatologists (skin specialists) and require blood studies and numerous other specialized tests depending upon which organs are affected

The exact cause or causes of scleroderma are still unknown, but scientists and medical researchers are working hard to make those determinations. It is known that scleroderma involves an overproduction of collagen.