Mutua joined us on 20th May 2011
From where Mutua started his life.........
Mutua’s childhood was filled with sadness.
His mother suffered with epilepsy and his baby sister died after being suffocated during one of her seizures. A few weeks later his mother died during a seizure, leaving Mutua an orphan.
He now has the love and care of a family at Footprints and he is able to smile and enjoy his childhood again, playing with his new ‘brothers and sisters’.
A worrying time!
On January 9th 2015 Mutua became critically ill after contracting malaria whilst visiting his home community. His kidneys and liver shut down and we thought that we would lose him. It was a very distressing time, especially for Kerry who was constantly at his bedside and administering treatment herself. Thankfully, because Mutua was so healthy before he became ill, and because we were able to get him the right medical care, he survived and is now back home and should make a full recovery. The doctors have described it as a miracle!
We thank all of our wonderful supporters for their donations and the brilliant and compassionate doctors in Kenya.
Without all of you, Mutua would not have had any chance of fighting an illness which kills thousands of children in Africa every single day.
It may be hard to imagine that YOU have saved a child you may never have met ... but everyone who has supported Footprints Orphanage has saved Mutua's life.
He made a full recovery and is now enjoying life.
This is what living at Footprints achieves!
Mutua is a thoughtful young man. He works hard at school and loves all sports.
Recently in October 2016 he was confirmed at his church, this was a special event for many reasons. The service was conducted by the Bishop of Mombasa, it was an auspicious day.
Mutua loves to ride his bike in the Shimba Hills, giving rides to the younger children.