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Jackie Matubia Opens Up About Dad’s Stage 4 Cancer

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Kenyan actress Jackie Matubia has shared a heartfelt update about her father, David Mwangi Macharia, revealing that he has been diagnosed with stage four cancer.

Screenshot of Jackie Matubia with her dad David Mwangi

On her YouTube channel, where she celebrated the fathers in her life, Jackie revealed the devastating news about her father’s stage four cancer diagnosis and described the impact it had on her and her family.

Jackie, who felt fortunate to have two fathers in her life, talked about the important roles they played in her life.

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Jackie Matubia opens up about her two dads.

The mother of two revealed that her biological father, Fredrick Chege Matubia, resides in the UK and visits occasionally. In addition, she has been fortunate to have David Mwangi Macharia as an additional father figure, providing her with love, care, and spiritual support.

“God gave me my biological father, Fredrick Chege Matubia, who lives in the UK and visits once in a while. But God also gave me an additional father, David Mwangi Macharia, who loves me, takes care of me, and prays for me,” Jackie shared.

Jackie acknowledged his father, David Mwangi, as the only father figure that her kids have in their lives at the moment.

“He is actually the only father figure that my kids have right now in their lives because my biological dad lives in the UK and he visits once in a while.” Jackie said

Jackie’s dad was diagnosed with stage four cancer.

Jackie recounted the moment she discovered her father’s illness. Despite always claiming to be fine, David’s condition became concerning when his medication no longer seemed effective.

Screenshot of Jackie Matubia and her parents

“My father has been sick, but he always said he was okay. So, one day, my brother called me and told me even the medication wasn’t helping. So, I sent him money to go to the hospital to find out what the problem was. He had tests and was told to go home as we waited for the results,” Jackie explained.

The diagnosis came at a challenging time for Jackie, who was preparing for the launch of her new production, ‘Toxic’. The news of her father’s cancer was very hard for her, leading to an emotional breakdown.

“I remember when I was just about to do the ‘Toxic’ launch, my younger brother called and told me dad was not feeling well. I got the devastating call that my dad had stage four cancer. At that particular point, I was just asking God why. The man who has stood in the gap between being my father and my kids’ grandfather. I broke down and cried,” Jackie said.

Jackie Matubia explains how her dad’s condition has affected the family.

The mother of two explained how it had been a shock for everyone when chemotherapy treatment was urgently needed, adding to the stress that had led to her mother getting sick.

“It was a shock for everyone. Immediately, my mom also got sick because of high blood pressure. It was panic mode for everyone. I was told he had to start his chemotherapy immediately. And I was like, God, I don’t have money. I had spent all my money on the new production. But God has been faithful,” Jackie revealed.

Jackie Matubia family (photo courtesy)

Jackie explained that she had sacrificed the money intended for her launch so her dad could begin chemotherapy immediately, showing her willingness to make sacrifices for her loved ones.

“So, I told my mom I had the money for the launch and we could use it for the chemo, and I’ll figure out where the money for the launch will come from. I was like, Should I cancel the launch? Should I continue? But having friends who stand by you is nice. You guys see us smiling, but you don’t know the battles that we go through behind the scenes,” Jackie stated.

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