At the age of five, a vibrantly healthy child became ill and weak, and her eyes turned yellowish. Doctors quickly diagnosed sickle cell anaemia – it was an open and shut case, even without a telling family history of SCD.
There is, however, a grim family history – a sibling of the child passed on as a direct result of SCD. The man of the house abandoned the family, leaving two children to be raised by a struggling mum.
Upon her diagnosis with sickle cell anaemia, things quickly took a worse turn, the most significant being regular complaints of pain, and pain, and pain. The stigmata of slender build (leanness) and skin pallor were there for people not knowledgeable about SCD to suspect something was amiss.
Such was the angst of a devoted mother without a man to share her trouble with over a child they both brought into the world.
Then a friend introduced Victoria Kasiobi to Jobelyn. Within a month, the family’s health narrative changed: much less complaints of pain and illness, and practically no more absenteeism at school.
… the icing on the cake was the improved skin tone along with the weight gain. All within three months.
For the mum, the icing on the cake was the improved skin tone along with the weight gain. All within three months.
‘Nowadays, when we go to the hospital for routine checks, the doctors redo my daughter’s genotype to be sure,’ a happy Victoria says.
The truth is, the doctors simply don’t believe the child has sickle cell anaemia.
Victoria has become an unofficial advocate for the dietary supplement that almost completely wiped out her daughter’s symptoms.
Online and offline, to acquaintances and total strangers, Victoria never losses the opportunity to recommend Jobelyn to everyone.
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