A young Nigerian lady suffering from breast cancer needs urgent financial assistance to undergo surgery.
Here is the special appeal she sent to her country men and women:
"I'm Miss Comfort Oyayi Daniel. You never really know the value of health till you are sick. I am a woman with a dream to become a journalist and this led me to pursue a degree in Mass Communication.
My zeal and passion for the things I do attracted admirations from people around me who were greatly encouraged.
I kept setting goals and doing my best to build a future not just for myself but also for a better society. Things seemed to be working out well till when I was diagnosed of Breast Cancer (invasive ductal CA of the left breast, ER/PR negative, HER 2 neu positive: Stage 2), at Asokoro Hospital Abuja.
I was told it was a malignant tumor, hence life threatening. Since June 2015 when I left the hospital after mastectomy (removal of left breast), I have not been able to go back for thechemotherapy (TCH Taxane, Carboplatin, Herceptin) regimen because I don’t have $35,966.
I struggled all through 2015 to raise the money to no avail. This is 2016 and still nothing. I don’t want it to advance to incurable cancer.
I am 34 year old. I have a lot of dreams, aspirations, lives that depend on me and lives to touch. Breast Cancer cannot take all of that from me. I don’t want it to. It has taken enough.
My boss fired me immediately after my diagnosis and breast removal (mastectomy). Breast cancer took my job away from me, it has chased suitors away, it has stagnated my dreams.
I may never know the joy of a mother at this rate. Breast cancer has taken my left breast; I don’t want it to take my life. My confidence and life is threatened.
But I believe there is still hope. I am broken but I haven’t given up yet. Where there is life, there is hope. Help me to save my LIFE. It’s a lot of money but your $1 can make a difference. Help me get my life back. Help me achieve my dreams. Help me!
I do not want to die without leaving an impact on the world. I do not want to be “the lady that died of breast cancer”, I want to be a woman of impact in Africa.
Cancer affects us all directly or indirectly. Join the fight against cancer and save a beautiful soul today. It could have been any of us! No one chooses to have a MEDICAL condition that is beyond his/her control.
Let’s wipe the tears in my eyes!
Only you can help me prevent the cancer from spreading to other vital organs of my body! Please, Save Oyayi; Contribute to my Chemotherapy. #SaveOyayi."
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God bless you as you do so.
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