Hope & Courage International (HCI) Is an Organization that supports Kids battling cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. It was founded by a cancer survivor with the help of family with a keen focus on creating childhood Cancer Awareness and providing support to this kids and their caregivers all the way from diagnoses, hospital navigation, home visits, hospital visits and even bereavement.
While undergoing treatment, the Founder had given up on life after a blood cancer diagnosis which was diagnosed and a very late stage and she was given 6 months to live and at this stage there was no cure but management a day at a time.
It is during her management treatment that she met and befriended a 10 year old who turned out to be battling the same blood cancer and after several meetings they became inseparable and the founder found hope again through this boy and together they embraced the cancer journey and treatment and shared the ups and downs that came with treatment from headaches, vomiting, loss of hair to back nails and skin until a few months later when the boy got his angel wings.
All this time the Kid was on a wheelchair and during a conversation, the Kid said that he would wish to donate his wheelchair to another deserving child in the case of his demise. This inspired the Founder to focus on establishing a haven for children battling cancer after connecting with more other kids where they could come play, dance, laugh, watch friendly movies, connect with other kids but most of all to just be kids and forget the sickness and pain even for a while.
Along the way the founder also realizes all this kids had something they wanted in life that made them look forward to getting better.
After battling cancer, I can now relax and breathe. My journey with cancer has been one full of ups and downs,pain, tears and laughter but all through it has been a journey of Faith and the support of my family, friends and strangers who became friends(well wishers) that loved me through and made the journey worth fighting for.
Restoring Hope, Transforming Lives
Creating a Haven for Kids battling cancer
To brighten the lives of children living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses who are ages of 3-18 years here Kenya and East Africa.
Healing through Strengthening the Body, Educating the Mind and Nurturing Hope & Courage
Would you be interested in offering your hand in any of our programs? If yes, please feel free to contact us and join an amazing team of volunteers who run our programs.
Our programs are nothing without well wishers and sponsors who offer their finances to make each of our angels experience a wonderful time at our centre. Support us to touch even more lives.