He's a survivor...you can too.
• In May 2017, Lokaale lost his appetite, developed unbearable stomach pain, became weak and rapidly lost weight
• What followed was a long and expensive journey of chemotherapy painfully familiar to many Kenyans with a relative with cancer
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The father of two and family breadwinner worked at Milima Tatu Dispensary in Turkana North as a counselor in HIV care and treatment.
Lokaale, who lives in Katilu, Turkana South, got a medical report in 2017 indicating he had been diagnosed with stage III colon cancer. He thought it was the end of his life.
He said his wife texted that he would die in hospital, and if it happens that he survives, he should marry another woman. She subsequently left with the kids.
When Lokaale shared with his siblings and close friends, he learned that people had already misled his wife that “cancer is a death sentence and your husband will not survive, he will die soon”.
“She was told: 'You are wasting your time and little resources that you have to save a life that cannot be cured. Let him die in hospital, you look for another man who will take care of you and your children',” Lokaale said.