It was all smiles as Purity left the hospital bed where she has spent 8 months. Purity was hit by a train on 30th December 2014. The accident resulted in the amputation of both her legs and left arm.
Purity’s story is one of resilience amidst life’s greatest challenges. Even though Purity has been mentally handicapped since birth, her mother, a single parent, has never abandoned her in all the challenges that came as a result of being mentally handicapped. As if that was not enough for this single mother living in the heart of Kibera, this most recent tragedy has struck.
Through the very generous support from Anthony Ryan and Louise Allison, Purity’s mother has been able to support her other two children, while staying with Purity next to her hospital bed for the last 8 months. Anthony and Louise are angels sent by God to mama
Purity. Through them, she knows that God has not abandoned her. She wishes to express her deep gratitude to them and to the Gone Fishin’ group that visited her in the Hospital. We look forward to welcoming Purity back to School when school re-opens next month.
Br Gerald Mgalula
The Mary Rice staff was privileged to meet with the Member of the County Assembly for Langata County Alex Otieno for lunch. This was a wonderful day for the Mary Rice staff to express our gratitude for his support. Present was Brother George Massay the Deputy District leader.
Mary Rice children and Staff were given a rare opportunity to visit Rock City, a venue of the picnic, where everyone, especially the children, enjoyed this trip out of the city. This was a fun-filled day that took place just before the Centre closes for the August holiday.
At Rock city, the children were treated to fun-filled games: boat rides; Toddlers’ Splash (an inflatable toddler swimming pool with a slide); swings; a merry go-round; and a motor-cycle track. Amazingly, some of the children knew how to swim better than the staff!
The food was very good and plentiful. The children expressed their excitement and happiness on this trip by asking that the next trip should come sooner!
The staff too were very happy and excited that everything had went according to plan and that every child returned home feeling happy.
To the supporters of Mary Rice Centre, we thank you for the continued support and more specifically for supporting this trip, which was so beneficial to the children in many aspects.