Resilience stories

My name is John Maina I was admitted at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology on 4th June, 2017 to pursue Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

My life was fairly normal as a campus student, until March2020 when I started experiencing intermittent pain in my left knee. Since I used to play soccer, I was not worried much. I’d keep telling myself that the pain was as a result of a sprain I suffered to my leg earlier on while in theUniversity football pitch. I sought medical attention at the University Medical Clinic but the pain crept up silently, refusing to go away. This continued for a while. I was on pain management drugs, with the pain drifting away, then creep back slowly after a few hours. With advancing pain, I reasoned that probably it might have been a muscle tear to my knee, and that it’d go away with time. However, this was not to be. On 13th March, 2020 while celebrating my 22ndbirthday bash with my friends and family, I realized that, in the midst of all that was meant to be fun, the pain from my leg was too much, stealing the birthday show away from me.  I was literally limping into “fun moments”. After the bash, I decided to leave University (DedanKimathi University of Technology) to my residential home at Nakuru to seek medical attention.