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Cancer patient Abdiaziz gets final wish, set to travel for Hajj

By Nep Journal Correspondent:

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Abdiaziz Aden with Kasarani scout members who gave him a guard of honor on arrival from India. He is set to travel to Mecca, Saudi Arabia for the annual Mulsim Pilgrimage – Hajj. Photo/Courtesy

A Kenyan young man diagnosed with the final stages of bone cancer has got his final wish before he dies.

23-year-old Abdiaziz Aden’s wish to participate in this year’s Hajj (Islamic pilgrimage) in Mecca, Saudia Arabia became a reality after Kenyans on social media once again raised money towards his cause.

A similar initiative by Kenyans helped send him to India for medical treatment but doctors said he condition was beyond treatment.

Abdiaziz Aden on Monday, August 29, had posted an emotional video online from his hospital bed in India, appealing to Kenyans to grant him his final wish to attend the Islamic pilgrimage.

He received a heroic welcome when he returned home this week with local youth and scout members in Nairobi’s Korogocho slum mounting a guard of honor to receive him.

Aden will now leave for the Hajj on Monday, September 5, happy that his dream to travel for the holy pilgrimage was finally realized.

The youthful Aden was diagnosed with Osteogenic sarcoma (cancer of the bone) after he was hit by a matatu (public service vehicle) which led to the amputation of his right limb but his condition worsened with a huge tumor on his head.


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