Live Life to the Fullest
I was diagnosed with HER2 positive breast cancer in 2012, at the age of 37. I asked a gynaecologist about a lump in my breast while going for a routine check-up. The doctor referred me for a mammogram and a biopsy.
After the shock of been diagnosed with breast cancer, I prayed and asked to be used in this new journey that I was embarking on.
I was elated when the chemotherapy worked and went for a lumpectomy to remove the remaining tissue as well as the lymph glands that were affected. After continuing treatment for a year I was in remission.
I was diagnosed with cancer for a second time in 2014. The cancer has spread to my liver. I continue to fight with the support of husband, family, friends and the wonderful staff at CANSA Lephalale Care Centre. I became the chairperson of CANSA Relay For Life Lephalale and CANSA Relay For Life became an annual event in my life.
The interaction with fellow fighters and survivors is inspirational. The kindness and support so many people affected by cancer is priceless. Being a positive person, I like to inspire. I would also like to tell people to always have hope and live life to the fullest and be thankful for all the blessings.