Sorence Owiti Opiyo in Kisumu county has a very simple wish. The 20-year-old wants to have a wife and children someday just like every other man.
But because of a rare disease, he can’t have his wish come alive for now. This is because Sorence Owiti Opiyo has a disease that doctors are yet to give a name, which makes his manhood looks ten times the normal size. It’s so rare that his case is probably the only one in Kenya.
In 2001, when Sorence Owiti Opiyo was only five, his grandmother took him in after his parent’s death. Five years on when he was 10, she knew something was wrong.
The young man from Kibigori sub-location developed a strange swelling disorder that looked like a boil. The orphan waited for the boil to vanish with time, but it kept on growing in size.
His grandmother then sought for doctor’s opinion and fortunately the young boy was treated for the condition with a medical operation which slightly reduced the swelling.
However, the condition re-appeared again with the abnormal growth almost 10 times more than the normal size. The 20-year-old had to drop out of school due to stigmatization owing to the rare condition.
Though doctors are yet to find a name for the disease, the young man is said to be set for an operation to manage the unnamed condition. A source within the family circle said his doctor will only go ahead with the surgery after consulting two other doctors.
The source said they decided to expose the condition since it is a unique disease, probably the only kind in Kenya or Africa. The family is now seeking for financial assistance from well-wishers to help clear the accumulating bills, as well as prayers for Opiyo.
They are also thankful for the financial assistance they have received from Olivia Ranguma, Wife to Kisumu Governor for the treatment of Opiyo, who is now admitted to Jaramogi Oginga hospital in Kisumu.
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