Supporting siblings of terminally ill children


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Dealing With Withdrawal Symptoms

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Murang'a, Kenya
Map of Dealing with withdrawal symptoms Kizito was a young orphan.He lost his parents at a very young age to cancer.It had affected him psychologically due to the depreviation of parental love,care,guidance and sense of security at the young age of seven years.Once a social,vicacious,playful and full of life she had changed to become a quiet,withdrawn,sad and bitter boy. He blamed everybody he could for the death of his parents.He took out his emotions on God,his poor relatives,friends etc.I had known Kizito from his birth since his parents had been my godparents and best friends with my single mother.I had taken a liking for the young boy and had tried to help him in any way i could.We being poor ourselves could not do much about his financial position but i decided to stick on his side even when he pushed me away. I talked to him,encouraged him to share his fears with me and slowly he found a friend in me with whom he could confine in.We encouraged him,my mother even took him to a councellor when she could afford it.He no longer felt abandoned and alone.He realised that we all cared for him,He is now fifteen years and in secondary school thats public.We all have expectations that rhis bright boy will be successful in his life. Read more.
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Project Leader

Dave Pearson

Leatherhead, Surrey United Kingdom

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