In U.S., Kenyans see God’s love after medical nightmare
George Ochieng, who preaches for a Church of Christ in eastern Kenya, and his wife, Juliet, ask for prayers and funds as they care for 2-year-old Jayden George Ochieng, who has undergone surgery and months of therapy at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston.
The Ochiengs’ medical nightmare began in July 2011 at a hospital in Kisumu, Kenya, where Jayden had his adenoids removed.
After the routine procedure, a nurse mistakenly gave Jayden a muscle relaxer that caused hypoxic brain injury, his father said.
The Kenyan hospital paid for Jayden to receive treatment and therapy in Boston. Recently, the hospital released him but recommended the family stay in the U.S. for at least a year as Jayden receives follow-up therapy and care.
The Kenyan hospital won’t cover the additional costs, George Ochieng said.
The Church of Christ in Milton, Mass., has adopted the family since their arrival in the U.S. in October and is collecting funds for Jayden.
“We have known God’s love in a faraway land like we never imagined,” George Ochieng said. “God came ahead of us and prepared his people to be his hands and feet for us.”
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