Colorectal Cancer Event in Kenya
During the South African Conference, Jeremy met with one of the key nurses Prilly Stevens, who has recently retired. Prilly had been working voluntarily in Kenya, helping to train some ET Nurses.
During the South African ET Nurses Conference last August, Jeremy met with one of the key nurses Prilly Stevens, who has recently retired. Prilly had been working voluntarily in Kenya, helping to train some ET Nurses. One of the nurses, Lawrence, was very keen to help his patients and Prilly asked Jeremy if he could help out. Jeremy gladly arranged for a quantity of Eakin ostomy pouches and Cohesive® Seals to be sent. We received this message from Lawrence after the event:
"March 27th seemed like any other Saturday. Indeed it was a normal Saturday for ordinary Kenyans. Some were going to weddings, others were doing laundry, for others it was a day to rest and sleep.
That said, March was the colerectal cancer month and Aga Khan University Hospital in conjuction with Kenya Cancer Association, were holding a special gathering for the colon cancer survivors, those affected and those with stomas. So for this particular group of Kenyans, this was no ordinary Saturday, this was THE SATURDAY!
The attendees were jubilant. The speakers, including colorectal surgeons, did a great job. The highlight of the day was a free stoma clinic. Stoma nurses were there to offer their much skilled service.
EAKIN BAGS just made the day. We had 16 new ostomates who benefited.
For me, I could not ask for more for a single day. Some of the older ostomates are now considering the idea of forming their association and we will be there to see them through. Eventually there are signs that we are indeed getting somewhere.
DEEP DOWN, this could never have happened without your inputs.
Thank you so much, Lawrence."