…and for as long as we are still here, we shall live it!
2021 confirmed to me just how fragile this very same life is and in turn glided me towards fiercely embracing it and squeezing the joy and the goodness of life in every moment….no matter how dark!
My journey this year has been quiet eventful. From being diagnosed with breast cancer in January to quickly undergoing surgery in February and jumping into Chemotherapy treatment in April through to October, I have been on a medical treatment roller coaster that has threatened to sniff out my joy from living life as I would have loved to. Amidst panicky emergencies, grueling effects of treatment, endless hospital visits and stays and to this brief break from it all, I stand to breathe-in the sunshine and soak into the saving grace of still being here!
I treasure the momentous hospital visits with such a dedicated team of doctors and nurses at the #NairobiHospitalCancerCenter who have become more than family to me. I stand in awe at the lives saved every day in the hands of medical personnel who often are not as highly regarded and/or remunerated.
Most importantly, it is the photo in the sun where I drink in as much life and light as possible which I choose to hang-on to for the days ahead. As I strive to #RESTART my life yet again after this entire year of being “on hold”, I crave freshness and positivity; kindness and Inspiration and above all, I crave and hang-on to HOPE which is so rare these days!
I know I still have another phase of treatment coming up but I also know I still have so much life to live regardless and so I am going to live it!
My RESTART with www.mildredngesa.org is going to forge ahead in defiance and achieve ALL the dreams and visions I dared to imagine pre-diagnosis. From the experiences of this year, I am infarct going to stretch my limits to reach out for those exact dreams that seemed unattainable and do it all with kindness to crown my purpose so help me God!
To my sisters out there fighting the beast that is #BreastCancer and to all #CancerWarriors and #CancerSurvivors in the world I affirm you and urge you forward despite the ugliness of the entire battle. You are strong. You are worthy. You are love and you are light….because you are still here!
This life is for the living and so we shall live it!