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My daughter had a problem of suffocation especially during mourning hours afternoon or lunch hours and in the evening.In a day she would suffocate tree times or atleast two times.This worried me so much because sometimes she would collapse and hit herslf on something hard and this would hurt or injure her so much i thought of what to do about this situation because i had tried my best to find the best medication for her but all was in rain. One time my husband was observing her and he realised that she suffocated immediately after lighting the jiko, store or the traditional meko.I also observed and indeed that was the observetion.We tried to warm her to keep off the kitchen but unfortunately it was hard because cooking was her hobby and passion since we had no electricity we bought a gas cooker for her which she used to cook even at her college and since then she stopped completely to suffocate.


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  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Lukonyi, Busia, Kenya
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