It was an afternoon of testimonies last Thursday when organisations, individuals and breast cancer survivors relieved their heart-rending stories of how Care. Organisation. Public Enlightenment, C.O.PE rescued them from the clutches of the disease.
For these survivors, whose post-breast cancer survival years ranged from eight to 23 years, it was a moment to share their joy and let the public know that breast cancer was no longer a death sentence when it is discovered early and appropriate treatment initiated.
They were also full of appreciation to C.O.PE for the moral and financial assistance through the pre-treatment and post-management phases of their breast cancer journey. They said the organisation gave them reasons to continue living.
In the views of Mrs. Nnenna Obasi, whose case was discovered in 2013, ”It was a harrowing journey, but with the support of Mrs. Ebun Anozie and C.O.PE, I am here today. I live a normal life, I am healthy. This is my eighth year as a breast cancer survivor,” she said amidst smiles.
Another survivor, Mrs. Bolanle Uwaoje said though she had removed lumps in her breast three times, her breast cancer case began in 2014 when doctors confirmed her worst, but she was thankful to C.O.PE for providence that crossed their path.