Mercy Mawia in tears narrates struggles of raising child with cerebral palsy

Mbaitu FM Radio Presenter Mercy Mawia alias Kamuwetangi for the first time opened up about raising a child with cerebral palsy.

Speaking during her 10 years in media anniversary where she also launched her foundation, Mercy revealed that she wanted to use it to build a foundation around cerebral palsy.

“Sometimes things happen in families and people question. Some people give birth to physically challenged children, some people don’t understand and others claim it is witchcraft. In my celebrating 10 years in media I want to unveil Mercy Mawia Foundation…” Mercy said.

The foundation will also educate needy children whose parents are not able to educate them.

“The second reason for starting this foundation is to create awareness that for a child being physically challenged it’s not the parents’ will or the will of the child. My eldest child is Stephanie Wambui. Because of negligence by doctors, she got challenges. I want to create awareness and go around talking about cerebral palsy. My pregnancy was normal and when I went to the hospital due to the negligence of doctors. How I wish doctors could avoid such.”Mercy said as she shed tears.

“During my childbirth, by the time I was operated the newborn was already tired. She survives by therapy. We started therapy when she was 8 months old, and for a therapist to come to the house is very expensive. I want to thank God because I got house help from Uganda… Cerebral palsy is caused by a lack of oxygen during childbirth, the child lacks oxygen in the brain.” She added.

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