I Tried To Save Mother And Son, But They Died!

AGNES TUMASANG
Posted May 29, 2018 from Cameroon
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I am from a family of seven and the first girl. It all started with my third follower getting married at the age of eighteen. When his wife gave birth to her third child, she was constantly sick and having problems with the husband, but could not let anyone know the reason for their problem. I remember the day she came to my shop and said that, thank God she is not having AIDS. A few months afterword she was sick and admitted in the hospital.

One day one of my cousins came to me and said, a nurse has told her to tell me to ask for the hospital book of my brother’s wife. When I did so she did not give me until when I got to the hospital, I met her and even though sick she was being abused by her mother and sister. So I told them that I wanted to go and buy her drugs myself. So they gave me the book and asked me to go to the “Day Clinic”. On getting there I was told she was HIV positive and her CD4 count was very low.

Unfortunately for me she died 3 days after that. Before her death her son who was living with the mother came and his stomach was looking very big. When I ask why, I was told that it is nature but when I took him to the hospital he was tested positive too like his late mum and CD4 count below 500 and we started his on treatment.

Unfortunately again he too died at the age of 12.This is when I now developed my passion for helping those with HIV.

That how I landed on coconut oil production to boost the immune system provides calcium helps in brain problem and it is also a cleanser.

This problem which affected my family badly and solution that I am providing has enabled me to reach out to many persons in need.

I am using technology tools such as emails and social media to connect with my clients. I will be very pleased to connect with World Pulse sisters and other entrepreneurs in the world so that we can together seek more solutions to help our community.

I also wish to someday sell my products online.

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joyce nelly
Jun 08, 2018
Jun 08, 2018

Thanks for the story ma Agnes we are know Hiv/Aids is like a warm eating it's way in the lives of many of our young once this days .thank you for your efforts in creating awareness .more grace

AGNES TUMASANG
Jun 11, 2018
Jun 11, 2018

Thanks for your encouragement

Sophie Ngassa
Jun 08, 2018
Jun 08, 2018

Dear sister Agie, Welcome to World Pulse, I am happy to see you active here. Thanks for all the work you do in our community. Your story is very pathetic. Thanks for sharing it and also for helping those who are still alive.

AGNES TUMASANG
Jun 11, 2018
Jun 11, 2018

Thank you very much for creating the group and your willingness to share your ideas.

Jill Langhus
Jun 29, 2018
Jun 29, 2018
Urmila Chanam
Feb 12
Feb 12

Dear Agnes,

Thank you for writing on such an important topic as stigma and HIV/AIDS, and how the former influences the survival of those who are infected with it and the quality of life of those who are affected with it like children, family, care-givers etc. I come from a state in India( Manipur) which has one of the highest HIV prevalence in the country. Being a border state adjacent to Myanmar drug trafficking is one of the major concerns of the state. Over dose deaths, addiction deaths and HIV/AIDS infection caused from needle sharing have been a part of our history. In fact, in my own lifetime I have seen close to 20 young men from my family, community, friend or peer group who have died from this leaving a society which is marred with trauma of loss of human resource. I believe education plays a life changing role in making everyone aware of routes of infection to safeguard themselves, and then education to convince people that it is not transmitted by hugging, kissing, eating food together, living together and so on and also build empathy so people lend a heart of support. I wrote a story on how rejection is more lethal than HIV. Do read if you get time.

Link: http://e-pao.net/epSubPageExtractor.asp?src=education.Health_Issue.Drug_...

Thank you for speaking out. The more we speak out we will serve to normalize HIV/AIDS and that alone will reduce stigma and discrimination. A world where a person does not have to feel lower than others by virtue of a medical condition will also be a world of healing and life.

Cheers, my sister. March on!

In solidarity,
Urmila Chanam,
India
You can write to me at urmila.chanam@gmail.com

Beth Lacey
Feb 24
Feb 24

I hope your work is going well.

Tumanjong Miranda
Mar 09
Mar 09

Hi Ma Agnes,
it is really saddening to know that in this era still prefer to die of HIV rather than seeking help. Thanks for doing your best to rescue the situation.
Together we will break the stigma that come with HIV.
I wish you all the best in the oil production.

Feka
Mar 13
Mar 13

Thanks for sharing your story. I can imagine how life has been going on for you and your family. I am happy to know that you are providing solutions to people living with HIV in your community.

Bettina Amendi
Mar 18
Mar 18

HIV and AIDS pandemic has swept so may lives.Out of denial and cultural practices and fear of the unknown many victims have died.
It is such a painful lesson,yet i ma encouraged by your boldness to take the bull by the horn.Keep up the good work.