Funeral: Doris Chemirmir Akpom

Doris or "Chero" as she is fondly known in her family, is the youngest girl of 8 Siblings.
She's amazing, God-fearing, intelligent, compassionate, and beautiful, both inside and out.  A gentle soul that is so loved and cherished by those who have had the priviledge of knowing her.


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Chero is also a wife and a mother.
She and her husband Okey, have been blessed with 3 sons; Alex, a junior in college, Brendon, a senior in high school, and Chuka in the 6th grade.

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In mid-september 2016,  Chero was diagnosed  with a malignant brain tumor known as : Glioblastoma Multiforme IV  or GBM 

On 9/29/2016 Chero underwent a tumor resection (craniotomy) to remove the cancerous tumor followed by 6 weeks of radiation and chemotherapy. 

For a while Chero seemed to do well with treatment and went back to work part-time .

The first week of August 2017, for the first time since her initial diagnosis, Chero started suffering seizures. Once again she was hospitalized and her MRI indicated that the tumor had come back and had spread to both sides of her brain.  She was discharged to a Rehab Facility on 8/25/17,  where she underwent  Physical,  Occupational, and Speech Therapy. 
On 9/25/17, while in rehab,  she was hospitalized again for an infection and
an overall decline in health. 
Initial CT scans show that she has swelling in her brain and her most recent MRI shows no change in her tumor. She is not responding to current treatment. 

As family and friends our first request is that you lift Chero up in prayer.
Secondly, as is common with any catastrophic illness, Chero and her family need your financial support.
Now more than ever. 
conventional treatment has failed and she is rapidly declining.  We will need to pursue other alternative treatments that will not be covered by her insurance. We are looking into 
Alternative treatments and immunotherapy. 

Throughout this trial, Chero has remained positive and upbeat, she's been a true fighter and her faith in God has not wavered one bit.
As a matter of fact,  Chero  once over-heard a conversation between our mom and her best friend.
Mom was telling Chero's friend that people keep asking " why Doris? why Doris? " Chero raised her head and looked at mom and said:
" Why not me?"
She displays so much courage as she fights for her life everyday. 
She is definitely  our hero!

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Donations (0)

  • Charles Ngatia 
    • $100 
    • 23 mos
  • Patrick Kariuki  
    • $100 
    • 23 mos
  • David Okello 
    • $100 
    • 23 mos
  • Faith Rice 
    • $200 
    • 23 mos
  • Jackie Mwangi 
    • $50 
    • 24 mos

Organizer and beneficiary

Family & friends Of Doris Chemimir Akpom 
Organizer
Richardson, TX
Jep Muraya 
Beneficiary
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