Learning from someone who has been this close to death and survived, and being able to tell their story, is humbling.
What an honour to have been involved with the Non-profit organisation called Cancervive, going back all the way to 2015. This organisation focuses on creating awareness of Cancer symptoms and educating communities surrounding the disease to improve early detection. It also combats long-standing stigmas in communities surrounding Cancer and its treatment.
I became involved with this initiative as a videographer when some friends who were part of the social media team roped me in to film the annual motorcycle tour in 2015. I then returned to film it again in 2017 and every year since I have been involved in some sort of capacity in creating the video content accompanying the ride event.
I was also given the opportunity to document individual Cancervivors’ stories in profile videos, which was very rewarding. Telling their stories of hope, from their journey of being diagnosed with Cancer, to the treatment cycles and how that has changed their lives for the better. These truly are some of the most inspiring individuals I have ever met and look up to.
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