With Breast Cancer Awareness Month(October) coming to an end on Monday, Kenyan actress Winnie Bwire Ndubi marked it by going public about her battle with the disease.
Bwire, who stars as Dida on Citizen TV Swahili telenovela Sultana, detailed her journey with cancer on social media, thanking God for the gift of life.
“As we mark the end of the breast cancer awareness month, I’d love to appreciate your love and support through my journey. Those in the know walked with me from the very beginning. We’re almost at the end of the lap, and I count myself blessed to have people like you in my life. A big thank you to God- heh, he is the star of my show. Ukweli usemwe,” she wrote.
The Coast-based actor also thanked relatives, doctors, and her husband for standing with her since she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
“A big thank you to my parents, my in-laws, my cousins, my co-workers, my bosses, my Doctor and nurses, my children, and last but definitely not least my best friend, my love and caregiver Dan Sonko. Without you all, this journey wouldn’t be as smooth. I am here today because of the love, support, and shield you’ve surrounded me with from the very start,” she added.
The cancer warrior called on her followers to get screened regularly and encouraged fellow warriors to keep fighting.
“Please keep going for screenings even when the month of October ends. Breast cancer knows no age, color, size, or gender. Know your body and treat it right. To all my warriors out there, keep fighting. Your life is yours to live. Don’t let cancer outlive you. Don’t let it ever stop you. Don’t let it eat at your brain,” Bwire concluded.