Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:


Born in Kericho Districtin January,1983,Vincent was good in health and even attended schools untill he finished his 'O' level in Mangu and was admitted in university of Nairobi where he pursued Bcom(Management Science Option) However,things started going bad when what started as a normal cough became a threat to his life to this dot.After suffering for long he was taken to a chest specialist in Nairobi who said that Vincent left lung was totally damaged. At first,Vincent did not accept the decision but after consulting with several doctors he finally accepted it and the idea of the next solution was to undergo a surgery to remove the lung which was done successfully but now another complication characterised by difficulty in breathing developed which doctors say it's Bronchol pleural Fistula with Empyema.A complication that has seen him undergo six major surgeries without any answer or result coming up and now doctors say that his condition has to be done either in Israel ,US or India and could this three countries be the best solution for Vincent?


Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea, should have worked but it did not
  • This story makes me feel disappointed
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to freedom
  • I heard what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to friends

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Kericho, Kenya
This story describes a...
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The story is about...
Who benefited from what
happened in the story...
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