A decade ago, Albert Kiarie Kungu suffered an aneurism and came to Broadway House when no other healthcare facility would take him. Through the years, Kiarie became part of the Broadway House family. After he passed away here last month, his daughter traveled from Kenya to thank our staff for the care Kiarie received.
Born in Kenya, Kiarie met everyone at Broadway House with a smiling face each morning, despite his health issues. Along the way, he developed friendships with fellow residents and our staff, as well as his doctor, Alexander Stoler, MD. His many visitors were also a testament to his spirit. Kiarie’s daughter, Cecelia Nyawira, would visit from Kenya, where she works as a recruiter in the healthcare industry, and his niece, Grace Wangui—a nurse in the United Kingdom—often traveled to see her uncle. Locally, devoted family friends Ree Ndunge and Joseph Mbugua, visited Kiarie frequently at Broadway House.
So, when Kiarie passed away on Dec. 17, it was natural that family and friends wanted to remember him in a special way. In addition to memorial services in the United States and Kenya, Cecelia and Ree showed their gratitude to Broadway House with a special staff lunch earlier this month. As she collected her father’s belongings and visited his room one last time, Cecelia said, “I work in a hospital, so I know what good care looks like. From the security staff to the nurses to the doctors—all have been amazing! Dr. Stoler has also been amazing. We have all been so impressed at how well kept the facility is. My father was always clean shaven, freshly bathed, fed well, and not suffering. He knew everybody here and he never complained or expressed that he ever had any issues.”
Grace also sent a message of thanks to Broadway House: “We as a family cannot thank you enough for the care you gave to my Uncle Kiarie. God bless you above and beyond.”