The first time you encounter Charles Kasinga, you are struck by his buoyant smile, alluring humor and a deep laughter that seems to bubble from deep within him. He is a man full of life.
Unknown to many, Charles has been battling a chronic illness for the past 12 years, and which, ironically, coincided with the birth of their son, Mutua. “Catherine was still driving on the wrong side of the road,” Charles chuckles, recalling that his Kenya-born wife had just arrived in the U.S when he was taken ill, and so still unfamiliar with American roads. Catherine hit the ground running, helping nurse him back to health.
Together, they raised their son, Charles navigating from one errand to another— driving Mutua to every Boy Scout meeting, piano or swimming lesson— with devotion. Unsurprisingly, Mutua is now a high-achieving pupil at Leon H. Sablatura Middle School in Houston Texas, on course to pursuing his dream of becoming a doctor.
Charles was recently diagnosed with a rare respiratory condition known as interstitial pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). This condition significantly impairs breathing and oxygen intake; his team of doctors have determined that a double lung transplant is critical to his survival.
Charles will be listed pending the following
- Evaluation and acceptance as a transplant candidate by the hospital. (COMPLETED)
- Have a post-surgery care plan & specially trained caregiver. (IN PROGRESS)
- Demonstrate ability to meet USD $70,000 out-of- pocket expenses. (USD $40,000 already raised)
Direct deposit to Barclays
Charles Kasinga Transplant Fund Mpesa to Bank Account: Paybill 274594 Account # 2034860591 Send confirmation message to 0791 577 954 Contact : Elizabeth Kilungu
CHEQUES Mail option #1: Charles Kasinga, 2923 South Cedar Hollow Dr, Pearland TX 77584 Mail option #2: Houston Methodist, c/o Charles Kasinga, Account# 4178270. P.O. Box 3133, Houston TX 77253-3133 (Note: In the memo line write “Charles Kasinga, Account # 4178270”)
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