Ann: Jigger Afflicted after being Rejected by her Husband (1 of 2)

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She lived and worked in Mombasa with her husband. Relations between them soured after she had a stroke that crippled her. She came home only to find he has married another wife. With her so vulnerable, jiggers took advantage and afflicted her. RUS came to her rescue and now she is finally getting the help she needs and deserves. The first task is to get her jigger free. The RUS volunteer working on Ann is a man named Dalton who came down from SIAYA, a whole 50 kilometers, to join in our apprenticeship program. He is a team leader who has been extracting jiggers with razor blades. He is being taught how to use a scalpel to cut and DIG. As we know, the Jiggers NEED to be removed for the extraction process to be successful and to have a successful outcome, and the razor can only cut - it cannot dig. He is also being taught about the necessity of debridement, lidocaine, hydrogen peroxide, and other the methods RUS has learned from our experts and our extensive experience over time. It is great to be able to share our knowledge with others in order to equip them to better help victims and fight the jigger. Please help us with a generous donation today.

* THE PURPOSE OF THIS VIDEO *
This video, as all others produced by Rise Up Society and Jim Nduruchi, is INTENDED SOLELY FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES - not meant to shock or offend. We AIM TO EDUCATE AND INFORM THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY of the menace that has hit Kenya at an alarming rate and caused suffering across all ages. We hope to PROMOTE AWARENESS AND FINANCIAL PARTNERSHIP with our viewers to purchase supplies needed to eradicate the Jigger menace in Kenya. We have no corporate or government funding for supplies and expenses and are, instead, supported by kind-hearted donors.

DISCLAIMER: This video contains content that some may find graphic and shocking. It may not be appropriate for young or sensitive viewers. If you are uncomfortable, please do not watch.

REGISTERED CHARITY: Rise Up Society, Kenya, is a Christian non-profit society registered with the Government of Kenya. We are showing God's love in action. Our goal is to help alleviate this jigger infestation suffered by an estimated 1.5 - 2.4 million of the 40 million Kenyans are Jigger Victims. This is a serious situation affecting over 5% of the population. For more information, or to donate, visit our website at: http://www.killthejigger.org; to e-mail me personally, use: Jim@killthejigger.org

MEDICAL CONDITION: The condition depicted is known as "Tungiasis". It is an infestation of the skin by a burrowing flea called Tunga penetrans (aka: Chigoe Flea). A victim is commonly referred to as having "Jiggers." These fleas tend to infest those who have inadequate living conditions and sanitation. The flea lives both outside around warm-blooded mammals and inside poorly constructed homes. It inhabits dust on floors, cracks in walls and bedding. Shoes protect to some degree but are often not affordable or adequate. More needs to be done to ensure a jigger-free environment, including extermination and sanitation measures, improvements in home construction and making clean bedding more commonplace. Jiggers are vicious and real!

The parasites burrow into the skin and then swell up with eggs; the larvae hatch and the cycle continues. Jiggers cause untold suffering in the afflicted, interfering with sleep, and causing itching, pain and the inability to walk. The parasite can afflict all parts of the body. Victims are often socially stigmatized, left isolated and without family or communal support.

METHODOLOGY: Rise Up Society uses the method of physical extraction under the direction of highly qualified, local physicians with hands-on knowledge in this field. We have refined our method over a 3-year period in which approximately 150,000 victims of Jigger infestation have been helped. We have incorporated new and improved equipment, medicines and practices over the course of time as information became available and funding allowed. While physical extraction is not new, it is efficient and our preferred method until research reveals better treatments. Treatment options for Jiggers vary, and our method may not reflect the practices of other groups in other parts of Kenya or in the surrounding countries that are also inflicted with the jigger menace.

COPYRIGHT PROTECTION: Copyright © 2015 by Jim Nduruch
All rights reserved. No part of this video may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without prior written permission of Jim Nduruchi, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews, accepted uses of small parts covered under the Fair Use Act, and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law. For permission requests, email Jim Nduruchi at Jim@killthejigger.org or write him at Jim Nduruchi, Rise Up Society, P.O. Box 1499, Bungoma, Kenya AF 50200