On Sunday June 3rd 2018 Grace Msalame was photographed taking an afternoon nap at a city restaurant while seated alone. The photo went viral causing an online stir among KOT.
The said photo gave rise to the hash tag GraceMsalameChallenge as online users speculated what could have caused the mother of two to fall asleep at the odd hour of the day.
The media personality had remained silent about the issue until yesterday when she explained in her Vlog. She revealed that she is suffering from iron deficiency anemia. A condition that occurs when your body doesn’t have enough of the mineral iron.
“You see from the longest time I have had low levels of iron. In fact I have never been able to give blood because of my low level of red blood cells count. And the most common symptoms of iron deficiency or anemia are extreme exhaustion and lightheadedness which for me tends to really kick in during that special time of the month. But what am learning is that this reality is not unique to me at all. But 1 out of 4 women in Kenya suffer from iron deficiency and don’t even know it. So that’s why this year I’m glad to be partnering with Royco Kenya to create more awareness about iron deficiency,” she said
Grace Msalame has since partnered with Royco Kenya to create awareness on iron deficiency.
“Here though is why & I hope you can help me spread the word as we aim to create Awareness on Iron Deficiency with Royco Kenya. Simply post a sleeping selfie & look out for what Royco Kenya have in store to help us #GetOurIronUp because the main symptom of Iron Deficiency is Exhaustion which we sometimes take lightly&think we’re just tired! But 1 in 4 Women suffer from Anemia here in Kenya &don’t even know it! Royco Kenya are aware of this&now have an Iron Fortified product to help us #GetOurIronUp Hence why posting either a sleeping selfie of yourself or someone close to you who wouldn’t mind will help us create awareness & ring true to this very common symptom,” she added