Autism in children-mama travis

Do you ever wonder how its like living with a child with special needs?
Meet Prison Warden Lucy Kafura, she is a mother of two lovely Children Travis and Tracy.

When she became pregnant with Travis  in 2002, Lucy was excited and in love. Unfortunately, when she shared the news with the man of her dreams, he  could hear none of it and abandoned her. Single and pregnant, Lucy  resorted to focus on her baby and was very excited about her pregnancy.

When her baby was born, she noticed something was different with him. At  one year and a half, he was diagnosed with Autism. One time, Lucy bumped into Travis’ father in 2005 , still he had no interest in knowing the child or helping out. She has chosen to forget about him.

In her mabati house which she calls home, she survives on her meagre salary as a prison warden, and has learnt to make do as she makes her son Travis as soon as possible. They have several challenges at home, for instance at 11 years old her son is not fully potty trained and is shunned by the neighborhood kids. However his mother is proud that having joined Waithaka Special School, her son is able to feed himself. It has been a long journey and even getting a house help to stay was not easy. Waithaka Special School is a boarding school; this has helped to ease the challenge, but she misses her son alot while he is away.

Her greatest desire is to take her child to a better school, because Waithaka  has over 100 pupils and she wishes she could get a place where Travis can be rehabilitated further in order to be more independent. She also struggles with the day to day needs to feed her family. She takes a day at a time and like any mother would love to do the very best for her children.

If you can help Lucy Kafura in any way, you can get in touch with her on  0723 658770.


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