Janet Bett Karoney the sister to Nyashinki’s wife Zia Bett, has left most netizens balancing tears with her beautifully written and touching story of resilience.
The mother of one who succumbed to a rare condition known as Severe Aplastic Anaemia wrote her own eulogy in which she celebrated some of her most significant milestones and relationships.
Janet,31, started off saying she found the 'school part of eulogies boring' so she decided to write her story her way detailing about her whole life from birth, to her academic journey, marriage, and career.
The fourth born in her family was a bright student all through her academic life.
In her undergraduate at Strathmore University, she met the love of her life Brian Karoney who asked for her hand in marriage after six years of dating.
" After six years of dating, Brian proposed to me in the most unforgettable way... We tied the knot on the 12th of December, 2017 in a super colourful ceremony by my standards," she wrote.
She acknowledged that her husband was an amazing patner and father affirming that their daughter Nemye is in safe hands and will be well taken care of.
“I have no doubt whatsoever that Nemye is in great hands and no one will take care of her and protect her more than Brian.”
Janet was diagonised with Severe Aplastic Anaemia two months to her death, the rare condition caused when the bone marrow stops to produce enough blood.
The best treatment for such a condition is undergoing a bone marrow transplant which she was scheduled to undergo in India.
She noted that none of her siblings matched with her type of bone marrow tharefore the treatment was delayed while she continued with scheduled blood transfusion after every 10 days.
Unfortunately, her immunity was compromised and her body was unable to fight infections.
“With my low blood count, my body was unable to fight the infection. This was sudden and difficult, but my love resides in all of you. I had big plans to raise awareness about Aplastic Anaemia after my treatment, clearly that is not possible now,” she wrote.
“It was not their fault though…do you know there is only a 25% chance of matching with a sibling? Also, 10 percent of the marrow registry in the world are black people,” she noted.
She finished off her orbituary with touching words that read
“Lord make me a rainbow, I’ll shine down on my mother. She’ll know I’m safe with you when she stands under my colors… Aint even grey but she buries her baby.
“Well, I’ve had just enough time, what I never did is done…and I’ll be wearing white when I go onto his kingdom, so put on your best and I’ll wear my pearls. Send me away with the words of a love song. Until we meet again, Love Jano."