Media personality Njambi Koikai is in dire need of Ksh10 million, which will go toward paying her specialised treatment in the United States of America.
Njambi Koikai is suffering from a condition called thoracic endometriosis, which causes her lungs to collapse every month.
You can help Njambi Koikai raise funds for treatment through the M-Pesa paybill number: 490681; account name Jahmby Koikai Fund.
The media personality took to social media platform, Twitter, on Saturday, October 14 to seek financial assistance from her fans.
She wrote: “Hey family, I need your help. I have been battling thoracic endometriosis for a few years now. My lungs collapse every month. I need specialised help.”
Njambi Koikai also took to Instagram Friday, October 13 to give more details about her condition.
“The specialised treatment in the U.S. entails a surgery to remove endometrial lesions in my lungs. I have undergone more than ten surgeries and this is happening every month,” she wrote.
The cause of thoracic endometriosis is unknown, medical experts say.
People with multiple previous operations are more prone, due to the manipulation that may cause embolisation of the endometrial tissue into the thoracic cavity. Some thoracic endometriosis patients have been described as having a congenital defect in the diaphragm.
Thoracic endometriosis, the presence of endometrial tissue in the thoracic region, may in rare instances lead to pneumothorax in the left lung of young women, according to a case study, says endometriosisnews.com.
This condition, characterized by the presence of air or gas in the pleural cavity, can cause the lung to break from the chest wall.
Pneumothorax is associated with thoracic endometriosis (TE), and usually affects women around the age of 30, occurring in the right pleural cavity. However, in their study, researchers in Japan reported the unusual cases of two young women who developed TE associated left-sided pneumothorax.