Miss Namibia Opens Up About Her Younger Sister's Health

She needs your help

By  | Aug 27, 2021, 02:29 PM 

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Miss Namibia Chelsi Shikongo, has taken to social media to open up about her younger sister's health condition who suffers from MDR Chronic TB.

Shikongo who recently did a video about her sister's health, revealed that her sister wanted the video taken down because of the stigma and discrimination she faced.

"She asked me to remove the video I did about her condition because of the discrimination and stigma she's facing from people because of her condition some days are good some days are bad and that day was a good day and she still needs your help the go fund me is available and the link is my bio. Thank you to each and every person that is still donating that has donated and you can still donate whether it's clothing, food, and all other necessities."

Chelsi has been hard at work organizing a fundraiser for her sister so that she can pay for her treatment and basic necessities. In her GoFundMe blog, she wrote.

"I am raising funds to help my 15-year-old suffering from tuberculosis the second time now this one is more severe as it is the MDR Chronic TB and she has to be on the treatment I lost my job my dad's company is on strike and my mom makes little to no money and my younger sister needs assistance we actually need a proper place to stay if she wants to heal and already with the pandemic she's struggling its been a traumatic experience I can only imagine being a teen suffering from chronic lung disease in this pandemic and we have ran out of options the health sector in Namibia told us she doesn't qualify for a grant.

That's why I am here today to ask for help please by donating because there's so much she needs like proper food counseling and a will to take her medicine to be in a positive and safe environment as she gets discriminated against she lost all her friends it's really difficult honestly I can only imagine how it must feel for her please anyone out there that can help even if you can't donate please share and contact me if there are other ways you can help thank you so much for taking your time out of your day to read about my cause today,"
she wrote.
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Chelsi has also been hard at work fulfilling her duties as Miss Namibia and she is preparing to represent the country at the Miss Universe 2021 pageant in December.

Taking to her Instagram account recently, she penned a heartwarming post reflecting on the big day that changed her life. In writing, she said, "What’s meant for you will never pass you. Thinking of this day a lot these days, I remember the impact of my name being called on stage every time I close my eyes. What a time to be alive that my parents especially my Dad got to experience this moment he manifested together. I am so humbled by this experience and the journey has only begun."

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