Moses suffered leprosy in 1954 and wasn’t treated until 1962 at Alupe hospital. Treatment went on from 1962-1966. He got better but never totally healed. He had lived with cut toes and deformed fingers with dried and scaled skin, and the swelling never went away till now. In recent times when he moved to Khwirale (Busia County) from Bungoma County where he was banished because of stigma, jiggers attacked him. He itched all night. His grandson, Josephat, himself a product of rape (his mother was raped when she had gone mad and he therefore doesn’t have a biological father) had been there and helped a lot with digging jiggers using thorns from sisal plants (they couldn’t afford a needle or pin). Moses’s wife had passed on ten year ago, he he’d a widower. The two stayed alone, helping each other, but the sky seemed to be falling on them. They needed someone to put a smile on their sad faces by taking jiggers away and helping them in other small ways. I was glad God had brought me into their lives.
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