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Baby Fidelis goes for her first doctor’s appointment

It was all smiles as a Kenyan family living in Canada received baby Fidelis Muthoni and her mother at the Toronto Pearson International Airport on Sunday.

The host family, ‘The Njoroges’, were at the airport to receive the baby who is set to have her first doctor’s appointment on Monday morning.

Irene Njoroge works as a nurse in Canada and has offered to host the Baby Fidelis and her mother for six months as she undergoes multiple reconstruction surgeries to treat the life-threatening frontal bone defect known as Frontal Encephalocele.

Mrs Njoroge shared photos of the moment when her family met Baby Fidelis at the airport and thanked Kenyans who supported the baby.

“I thank the Kenyan government, Dr. Peter Wanyoike and all of you my fellow Kenyans who have poured your hearts out and worked so hard to support Baby Fidelis!”

Irene Njoroge who has offered to host  Bavy Fidelis and her mother.
Irene Njoroge who has offered to host Bavy Fidelis and her mother.

“The past few months have been very stressful, but by the grace of God, we start this new phase of treatment on Monday with faith! Continue to pray as we stand with them through this journey! God bless you all!” she wrote.

Baby Fidelis’ quest for treatment abroad almost fell through after a close relative, Francis Wanjau, reportedly swindled sh2.8 million collected from well-wishers.

Mr Wanjau, the founder of Hope Foundation, had initiated a funds-drive on social media to raise the money. The money was however withdrawn without the ailing baby being treated.

A team of doctors from Canada had offered to treat her for free if they paid for her flight and six-month stay.