My first-hand experience with the disease was when my mother’s best friend was diagnosed. It was in its late stages. My lovely aunt Esther Mutebi had osteogenic sarcoma – bone cancer. Her bones kept on breaking to the end.
I dread this disease so much it scares me more than AIDS. The pain my aunt went through was so unbearable to the eye and to the ears as she cried in agony whenever a bone broke.
What gets me frustrated is that cancer is one of the diseases associated with tobacco use, but I hear people saying all the stupid things when users are arrested for smoking in public places where innocents are.
I lost a mentor to the same disease. A mentor who invested her time in teaching me the relationship between Tobacco and Cancer. She made Tobacco Control Uganda her life’s work. By the time she died, she had built a foundation for its advocacy. Rest in peace, Dr. Shelia Ndyanabangi.
I celebrate the survivals. I know many of these. I am grateful to the Lord for the life He has given them. And I pray for the ones still struggling with the disease, I know only one healer who can reach out to you, Jehovah, let Him do what only He can do.


Patricia Kahill

Patricia Kahill is a multipotentialite Christian entrepreneur, Content Marketing Coach and founder of the Content Marketing agency, Kahill Insights that helps business owners create engaging and interactive content items for digital platforms with a focus on returning a desired outcome. Patricia was the producer of SlamDunk Basketball Talk a show on House of Talent online TV, a former fellow at Harvest Institute for leadership and now an assessor there, and an alumnus of the YELP class of 2017. A member of the BNI Integrity chapter and African Women Entrepreneur Cooperative. She is driven by passion and curiosity, been taking every opportunity that has been given to her with an ambition of stamping her footprint on the world.

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