Former media personality Njambi Koikai is looking to catch the attention of TV host Steve Harvey in a bid to create awareness on Endometriosis.
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Hey fam. I'm Njambi Koikai: I'm an Endo Conqueror. Fighter. Warrior. I have shared my story many times before and I'm always living to tell a new one. I battled thoracic endometriosis for over 15 years, which started with painful periods getting worse and worse, followed by lung collapses. Years of misdiagnosis led to me to search further for the cause of my pain. That is how I discovered the Center for Endometriosis Care in Atlanta where I received my life saving surgery. The cost of treatment was prohibitive meaning I had to fundraise since I had no employment nor insurance. I was categorised as one of the worst cases of endometriosis ever seen. Two weeks ago, I sadly had another lung collapse, making it 19 surgeries over the last 19 years. I have survived to date thanks to God and your support has been crucial. Please join me in my efforts in trying to raise awareness world-wide so that other women may be able to get help too. Please help me tag @iamsteveharveytv let's see if we can make it more than 20k comments #jahmbyarmy #jahmbybeatingendo #thoracicendometriosis #endometriosis #endofighter #Godschild #positivepowerofsocialmedia
Njambi, who is also known as Fire Mama Jahmby, took to social media and shared the video above with the caption:
Please join me in my efforts in trying to raise awareness world-wide so that other women may be able to get help too. Please help me tag @iamsteveharveytv let’s see if we can make it more than 20k comments.
The former radio presenter who has been battling endometriosis for the past 15 years said in her Instagram video that she would like to raise awareness on the little-known disease on a show hosted by American TV personality and actor Steve Harvey.
hi Steve Harvey i would love to share my story with you and raise awareness on endometriosis, a disease that is affecting million of women.
The Rastafarian beauty also explained saying that she hopes to raise funds that will help cover her prohibitive hospital bills.
i’d love to be on your show to also raise funds for my prohibitive hospital bill and the cost of therapy.
Njambi, who was fortunate enough to go for a life saving surgery in Georgia, Atlanta, noted that two weeks ago, she suffered another lung collapse which led her to having the 19th surgery but she is currently healing.
i was fortunate enough to come to Atlanta, Georgia for my life saving surgery and i recently went through two lung surgeries last week and i’m currently healing from all of that.
She also called on her fans to tag and help her catch the attention of the 62-year-old media personality in order for her to be able to raise worldwide awareness so that other women can get help too.
everybody on my instagram page, please help tag Steve Harvey,thankyou and God bless you
The deadlocked celebrity has always been open about her journey of battling Endometriosis on social media and often called on well-wishers to fundraise her treatment in the USA since she was unemployed and lacked medical insurance.
Her first fundraiser saw Kenyans raise up to Sh900,000 and the second over Sh2 million, that was still not sufficient to cover her bills and that is why she’s often been calling upon well wishers.
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She has also touched on the genesis of the disease which started as extremely painful cramps in her teens and often being dismissed by doctors that it was normal and that she would get better after she had her first child.
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Despite battling the disease for many years, the cheerful Jahmby always finds time to post on her progress as well as encourage other women who suffer from Endometriosis that they can get treatment for the ailment.