Remember Bridget Zireni, that girl from Murambinda who made newspaper headlines because of a ‘mysterious’ bloated tummy that made her appear as she was in advanced pregnancy.
She is no more. Bridget succumbed to cancer just over a week ago on April 21 – ironically on her birthday.
Bridget’s story which was also beamed promi-nently on national television two years ago drove sympa-thy from everywhere across the country. Her parents were at a loss what was happening with their daughter because pregnancy tests had all produced negative re-sults.
Medical examination finally diagnosed a mas-sive tumor that was growing in her stomach which re-quired urgent removal. Bridget’s poor family could not afford the fees for surgery and meanwhile the poor girl had reached a point where she could hardly walk as her tummy had grown to the size of a full-term pregnancy.
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