Let Me Live Concert

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does – William James


Most of us had dreams when we were young. To become lawyers, doctors, businessmen, engineers or even Presidents. Some of us live our dreams while some of us had to re-adjust ours. Still, most of us have new dreams. To own that Range Rover sport or that company or that land in Turkana. Caleb Ngugi Kipkan is a 16 year old Form Two student at Cardinal Maurice Otunga School in Kiambu. His dream is to get an A (plain) in KCSE come 2014 and later become a pilot. While most Form Two students are sure of sitting their exams in 2014, Caleb is not 100% sure. There is a small obstacle to his dream which goes by the name of Acute Leukemia. In-case you missed his story on Citizen TV, take six minutes of your time and watch this video.



Caleb needs to travel to South Africa for a bone marrow transplant which will cost Kshs. 5.5 million if he has his own donor or Kshs. 8.5 million if he has to use an international donor. The family only has about Kshs. 2.5 million, but they are optimistic of using a sibling as a donor. This amount does not include upkeep and air tickets to and from South Africa.


It is with this in mind that Leah Midamba and a few people have organised a concert dubbed “LET ME LIVE.” All proceeds from the concert will go towards helping Caleb get his bone marrow transplant and live his dream. Performers at the concert will include:



The best part of it is that you get to see all these performers for only Kshs. 200 knowing you are helping someone’s dream become a reality. Moreover, the artists will carry their CDs which will be sold at subsidised rates. If I were you, I would mark 15th April and make sure I head to NPC Woodley as from 1 PM so as not to miss out on the opportunity to make a difference in Caleb’s life.


If for whatever reason you cannot attend the concert – and even if you will attend – there are many other ways you can still help. I will outline a few:


  • Caleb is currently hospitalized at Gertrude’s Hospital (Muthaiga) and he needs blood. Willing donors of any blood group can contact Jack on 0723 156 621. You can also pay Caleb a visit from 12:30-1 PM and from 5-9 PM;

  • You can kindly send your contributions of whatever value via M-PESA to Grace Kipkan on 0727 647 085 or to Caleb Ngugi Kipkan’s medical fund Co-op Bank University Way account number 01109172153500;

  • Buy merchandise such as branded T-shirts whose proceeds will go to the kitty;

  • Follow @teamcaleb16 and @leahmidamba on twitter and the event Let Me Live on Facebook for updates;

  • Share this post and/or information on any social network or to anyone whom you think can help. If you are a blogger, re-blog this post on your blog;

  • Tweet @teamcaleb16 or write on the Let Me Live Facebook Event Page if you have any queries or your words of encouragement or any other ways of helping Caleb; and/or

  • Pray for Caleb.


Let us help Caleb live!


Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little – Edmund Burke.

Sunrise is God’s greeting and sunset His signature – Caleb Ngugi Kipkan.