Kékéli

Financial support for medical care

Date of birth

September 5th, 2013

Start of care

August 2021

Medical history

Chronic genetic sickle cell disease

Her story

Kékéli suffers from sickle cell disease. This is a chronic, incurable genetic disorder that affects hemoglobin. Kékéli lives with her parents and has an older sister. Her brother died of sickle cell disease at the age of 12.

Evrard, our Head nurse, referred Kékéli to us, as her family has very limited means. All of their savings went into medical care. In fact, she often needs blood transfusions. She is also prone to infections and is very fragile. We decided to support her by financing her medical care. We also helped Kékéli’s mom with the start of a new business so that she can provide for her family.

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Updates

June 19th, 2022

Kékéli came to the center in a lot of pain. She was suffering from a peptic ulcer attack. Peptic ulcers are open sores that develop on the inside lining of the stomach and the upper portion of the small intestine. We gave her the necessary treatment.⁠

June 3rd, 2022

Kékéli suffered from malaria. We gave her the appropriate treatment (anti-malaria injections, antipyretics and antiemetics). She is doing much better today! ⁠

February 9th, 2022

Kékéli, who suffers from sickle cell disease, was ill this week. We gave her nutritional counseling and treated her with an anti-anemic.⁠

January 15th, 2022

Kékéli was received this week for muscular pains, linked to sickle cell disease. We gave her the necessary treatments, and we will see her again soon at the center. Despite the pain, Kékéli never fails to bring up a smile!

December 9th, 2021

This week, we helped Kékéli’s mom with the launch of her business. ⁠She is now selling yams, sweet potatoes and plantains. We funded the first supplies to the amount of 50,000 CFA francs (about €76).⁠ We wish her a lot of success as she begins this new activity!⁠

November 22nd, 2021

Kékéli, who had a sickle cell crisis last week, is doing much better. We financed her hospitalization. She is now out of the hospital and has returned home to her mother and sister.⁠

November 15th, 2021

Kékéli arrived at the center in an emergency while she was having a sickle cell crisis. She had fever, severe pain and functional disability in her hip. We treated her at the center.⁠

October 7th, 2021

Our little Kékéli came to the center as she was suffering from intense joint pain. We gave her a strong anti-inflammatory and an anti-anemic medication recommended in such cases.⁠ She is now doing much better!

September 19th, 2021

Kékéli, who was suffering from a digestive parasitosis at the beginning of the month, is now doing much better! We received her at the center and gave her a school supply kit for the new school year.

August 15th, 2021

Kékéli came to the center for a gastroenteritis which had been evolving for 3 days. Given her pathology, the slightest infection can be harmful to her. We gave her the necessary treatments.

Contact us

70A Impasse de l'Amiradou
83190 Ollioules, France

+33 6 61 73 08 64

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