No more diagnoses

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No more diagnoses“Back then, I felt as though I was living in a bubble. My health problems started with dizzy spells. When it happened, I would always lie down because I felt so weak. My doctor told me this was common for people with my rare blood type – AC. So I accepted the idea that I would have to live like this.

During my teenage years I was diagnosed with epilepsy and I was consistently absent from school due to these epileptic fits. My parents would not allow me to go out unless I was accompanied by someone who knew what to do if I had a crisis. I felt depressed and wished I could die!

I was then introduced to the UCKG HelpCentre, after my dad brought the whole family to attend one day. It turned out to be one of the best things I did. The meetings showed me that God has power, but for Him to help me I would have to take the necessary steps, such as taking my medication and going for regular check-ups.

This new mindset of mine was put to the test when I was diagnosed with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. Doctors told me that my blood level was below the average and if it dropped any lower, I would need to have a blood transfusion.

I fought against the feeling of giving up and I used the meetings to draw strength. I was still experiencing the dizzy spells, but I was determined to recover with each meeting and each visit to the doctor. One day, when I returned to the hospital and had my blood tested; I received positive results. The doctor was really surprised with the outcome and did not understand how I had recovered so quickly.

Today, the dizzy spells have disappeared, and there are no more epileptic fits; I am healthy and free!”

Kimberly Titilawo

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