Gospel Singer Kambua has come out to talk about how she almost died in a nasty road accident.
Speaking on Maisha Magic program Story yangu that features different celebrities who come to talk about their personal life, the singer confessed that she almost died after falling in a basin full of hot water as a three year old.
This is some sort of news that will shock you but that is how it was with the Bado Nasimama hit maker.
Due to the damage caused on my skin by the burns, the doctors suggested that my family take me for plastic surgery, but before a decision could be made, the great physician, Jehovah Rapha, continued to restore me. It got to a point where the doctors said there probably would be no use for plastic surgery because it seemed that I was recovering speedily and better than they had expected. I am now alive with only scars to show that I went through the valley of the shadow of death,” she said.
Burning wounds can leave you with deadly scars that can even traumatize you into hating yourself and for the gospel artiste, the feeling was the same while growing up.
Growing up I was very conscious of my scars, and what people thought of them. I worked hard to conceal them and would never expose myself publicly (for instance during swimming). I felt ugly, and always endeavoured to protect myself from curious stares.
“When my relationship with God started to grow, I also came to understand that when He sees me, He is not distracted by the scars – He sees beyond them; He sees a woman who is fearfully and wonderfully made in His image and likeness! I began to really and truly believe that He loves me and my scars because they are part of who I am.
She finally concluded by saying:
And though I’m human and sometimes feel a little self-conscious, especially when someone stares at my scars, I remind myself that God, my creator, loves me…scars and all! I also realized that the more comfortable I became in my own skin, the less of a big deal my scars were even in other people’s eyes,” she stated.