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Disabled KCPE Candidate Walks After Life-Changing Help

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Disabled KCPE Candidate Walks After Life-Changing Help

Disabled KCPE Candidate Walks After Life-Changing Help.
Mercy Chepchumba, a physically disabled Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) candidate, has received life-changing assistance from well-wishers after Citizen TV featured her story.
The plight of Chepchumba, a disabled teenager, captured the attention of Kenyans in a story that first aired a fortnight ago after she was filmed being carried to the exam room by her classmates.
The candidate from Molol Primary School in Uasin Gishu lost her mobility after her leg was amputated.
Chepchumba received crutches and a prosthetic leg from the staff of St Luke Orthopedic and Trauma Hospital on Friday, March 25, after they were moved by her story.
A medic at the facility stated that the leg was made at the hospital and that she would be trained to use it due to the difficulties she was still experiencing.
Chepchumba, for one, couldn’t hide her joy, saying that the prosthetic leg would change her life forever because she had given up hope of ever walking again.
“We have made a leg for her but she will need a lot of practice because the other leg was also affected after the amputation, but she will get used to it,” the medic stated.
She expressed her excitement about starting secondary school in the coming months. Her family had previously expressed concerns about her academic future.
“I am so happy that I am able to walk again. I had never imagined that I will walk again. I used to feel so bad seeing other students going to the teachers for consultations.
"I want to thank my friends who used to carry me. Now that I am able to walk, I can visit them so that we can play and read together," Chepchumba stated.
Chepchumba’s mother revealed in previous coverage that her daughter’s problems began when she began walking at a young age. She revealed that Chepchumba’s situation deteriorated after she developed back problems that hampered her mobility.
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"I used to carry her on my back for 5 kilometers or use a boda boda. The problem started after she got a wound on her leg as a baby. The problem continued and we were forced to amputate the leg,” she told Citizen TV.
The KCSE candidate hopes to achieve a score of 350 in order to gain admission to her dream school, Kipsigis Girls High School.

Disabled KCPE Candidate Walks After Life-Changing Help

Disabled KCPE Candidate Walks After Life-Changing Help.

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