My son was wheeled into the mortuary but he was alive – Former Senator narrates
Sad tale of how ex-senator's son almost lost his life
After the tragic crash, Hillary who was driving his father, was wheeled to the mortuary on assumption that he was definitely dead.
Narrating the incident of the fateful day, Kipchumba says that: “By the time we reached Naivasha County hospital they thought he had died so they moved him to the morgue among the dead.”
“I prayed to God and told Him to give me back my son. He is my first born and I would love to be with him,” Hillary’s mother Dorothy recounted the prayer she made after learning about the accident.
Four people died during the accident. Hillary, who is now 26-years-old, sustained head injuries that were confirmed to have affected the brain. This saw him remain in a coma for four months.
Mr Kipchumba, who is known for his ambassadorial work in fighting polio, sustained eye injuries.
More sad news hit the senator, who was nominated on an Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party ticket, as he lost his position in the Senate.
Harold was nominated to represent people with disabilities but five months after the tragic accident the court ruled that his nomination was null and void.
The former Senator’s family found themselves between a rock and a hard place with huge medical bills staring them in the face.
"Doctors said he had a 10 per cent survival rate, which is the hardest thing I have ever had to stomach. He remained in the intensive care unit for three weeks, and each day we had to pay Sh75,000 just to keep him breathing," he said.
The family has gone through terrible agony to help their first-born son stay alive for the past six years.
After cheating death, Hillary has been trying to get back on his feet by re-learning how to walk.
The Kipchumbas are now pleading with Kenyans to help them raise Sh3.5 million to take their son for specialized treatment in India.
Here are the details:
Contributions can be channeled to Kiptum Medical Fund: M-Pesa PayBill: 683358 Account Number: 472082001 SimamaNaHillary
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