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Top Isiolo student with hearing impairment gets medical assistance

By The Frontier Post Reporter

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Isiolo Boys High School 2020 top KCSE student with hearing complications has received medical assistance worth Sh500, 000 from a private hospital for specialized treatment.

Abdulmalik Isack, who scored B plain of 66 points in the KCSE, emerging top in the school, partially lost hearing while in class seven and decided not to notify his mother Habiba Adan over fear that she could not finance his treatment.

However, his condition prompted the High School Principal Diba Abdi to reach out to education officials to help him acquire assistive device in preparation of the national exams.

“I had to wait after the lesson to consult my friends because I could not hear what the teacher said d,” Mr Isack said in a past interview at the school.

Specialists at the private hospital in Isiolo that has offered to sponsor his treatment said his condition could be rectified. The hospital will cater for his travel to Nairobi and back plus the treatment cost.

Elated Isack said the help was timely since his family could not have afforded the treatment as his mother, who is the bread winner of the family, has no reliable source of income.

“I am so grateful for the support and I urge other well-wishers to assist people with conditions akin to mine,” Mr Isack said.

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