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Cerebral palsy

To many people, cerebral palsy is ‘the other person’s disease! It rarely crosses many a mother-to-be that the baby they are carrying may end up a victim. Purity Makori did not see it coming. Her pregnancy went without a hitch. But things were to go wrong at the end. ‘I had a prolonged labour. I…

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Adopting a child – Understand the gestation period…

Though you may long for the experience of birthing a child, the real experience of fulfillment lies in pouring yourself into their little lives and seeing what your care produces. Michelle Mckinney Hammond – Foster Mother of Nicole and Elsie. You may be in the category that finds adoption as good as fiction. Locally, we…

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Cancer and children – making their relationship easier

Cancer happens when a type of cell loses the control of its operations with other cells and grows in a way that the body cannot regulate. Different cancers have different symptoms, treatments, and outcomes, depending on the type of cell involved and the degree of the uncontrolled cell multiplication.The cells growing out of control ignore…

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When your child is neither Boy nor Girl

All humans are uniquely and differently created. The different facets and spectrums of gender and sexual identity has become an open narrative, given the existence of ambiguous sexual organs from birth. This is a story of the ripple effect of ignoring and neglecting this occurence.

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Childless? Letting another woman get pregnant on your behalf

Wandia and John had been trying to bear a child countless times, unsuccessfully. They had listened to every old woman’s folktales on fertility enhancement and would have visited a local mganga were it not for the good Lord forbidding it in His word. Then once, after months of drinking beetroot and amaranth—she believes that was…

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Childhood Diabetes

Did you know that children also get diabetes? Childhood diabetes is referred to as Type 1 diabetes. The body has an organ called the pancreas that produces insulin. Insulin is a hormone that ensures that glucose produced from the digested food we eat gets into the cells for growth and energy. When there is a…

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Mystery detectives: The Causes of Autism

What are the causes of Autism? This is perhaps the most common question Autism parents ask themselves, each other, or get asked by others. I once caught myself back raised, mouth foaming, nails scratching deep marks into wood when a therapist posted an article suggesting that moms were the cause of Autism; that something we…

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Adoption – Should I Should I Not?

I was worried for a long time that I was not qualified to parent a little girl………. I am a single young woman. I have decided to adopt a lovely little girl. I made that decision four years ago. But my baby isn’t home yet. Why? Because I am part of a society that believes…

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Child cerebral palsy inspired Susan’s Carevine Daycare

Susan’s journey of hope – she emerged from utter stress and misplaced hopes to find her calling and live victoriously as a parent facing child cerebral palsy. My name is Susan Njeri. I am many things but most importantly I am a woman, a mother to three wonderful children – Princess, Prince and Parsley – and wife…

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Adoption The Boon? The Doom?

Adoption – especially the first adoption is scary…….. The other day I received a phone call from a lady I did not know and she wanted to talk to me about my adoption experience. She wanted to adopt a baby girl, but she was afraid of many things. For many adoptive parents, fear is a…

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