Our theme is Courage is showing up and the quote that comes to mind is: “Do it alone. Do it broke. Do it tired. Do it scared. Just do it.” This shows the importance of showing up. No matter what life obstacle you’re facing, if you show up, ready to face whatever it is, half the battle is won.
Courage comes in all different sizes; we see this in our cover story Thriving Toddler where Karabo Nstiane showed courage when she was a mere four-months-old when she was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma.
Courage is not only needed for the person with cancer but also their loved ones and Lucy Nkosi depicts this beautifully in her poetically-written piece Celebrating life amidst the shadows of despair.
Dr Daleen Geldenhuys writes on Vague cancer signs that people often ignore; this is such vital information for everyone to know. Dr Lucille Sarah Singh explains how Choosing a haematopoietic stem cell match works; you will learn so many interesting facts from this article.
Happy Women’s Month to all the women who show courage every single day!
IN THIS ISSUE
Read Regina Gosebo’s story, An experience of a lifetime; she definitely showed courage by not giving up while running the 2023 Comrades Marathon and all the way through her breast cancer treatment, and that is why she is our Super Survivor.
Word For Word Media are pleased to present The 2023 Big C Survivor’s Guide, with the focus being the top five cancers
in South African women and men. We have also included the top five cancers affecting children. To all the survivors, our hope is that this booklet will assist in your journey, no matter how big or small, as long as you know you are not alone; we are here for you, we are oncology buddies.