Reality TV star Naledi Willers has shared her story of how she beat breast cancer. The brave Real Housewives Of Johannesburg star revealed in two lengthy Instagram posts how she was diagnosed with stage 2 triple-negative breast cancer last year November 29. This life-changing news came at a time when she wrote her last exam for her law degree.
We have just celebrated yet another Breast Cancer Awareness month which ended last month on the 31st. She first announced the news of her diagnosis by saying, “If I look like I’ve just been through a war, it’s because I have.
The world buckled down and braced for the impact of COVID-19 while each day I was terrified that an encounter with the virus while on chemotherapy could result in my death due to my compromised immune system. In truth the lockdown also offered me shelter to go through all I have and still am going through out of the public eye… life is what you make it and we choose how to look at things. This is how I chose to look at my reality,” said the reality TV star.
She has decided to become the “voice of awareness” following the battle she was in, of which she came out victorious. Naledi gave a young shout out to the people who supported her throughout this difficult time.
“In this message I cannot fail to mention those who have held me up both physically and emotionally through this time: @blackbarbielish for opening her home, heart and family to myself and my mother. For never leaving my side. @onealafrica for being more than any label can ever encompass since we met twelve years ago… but my brother and best friend through it all.”
Ending her message she called herself a legend! “My name is Naledi Willers. Breast cancer survivor among so much else. But for now you can call me NALEGEND.”
Naledi has taken the time to thank people for their support and messages of encouragement. She also advised women who are going through or went through what she went through to hold their heads up high.
“It’s been such a humbling experience to receive such a positive response to what has been my life’s biggest test thus far. To my personal friends and those with whom I only get to interact on this platform alike: thank you. You have all breathed strength into my soul.
“To other women silently judging themselves for hurting about this while going through or after treatment: you are not crazy or ungrateful just because this happens as a result of life-saving interventions. You deserve to feel and look your best and more importantly like a woman, and whole. It’s okay to yearn for your version of normal… it’s in small details like that that we find comfort and when they’re taken away on top of everything else it’s easy to lose resolve,” concluded Naledi.
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