PASSIONATELY LIVING ON PURPOSE BY SURVIVING CANCER TWICE

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Description

I’m excited to be included in Passionately Striving in Why, an inspiring and uplifting anthology featuring the stories of women who found and now live out their purpose. You can learn a little bit more about my specific short story below:

Imagine being mis-diagnosed with tuberculosis of the lymph-nodes only to learn later that it is actually cancer. Then what do you do when there is no specialised cancer hospital in your country to treat your disease? At the age of 23 Udie Soko found herself in this situation. Now in her 50’s Udie candidly shares how she overcame cancer twice.

Whilst strides have been made in cancer control in Zambia including the establishment of the one and only national Cancer Diseases Hospital in 2006, the disease is still shrouded in mystery and fenced in silence with a 5-year survival rate of less than 30 percent. Undeterred by the complexities of cancer care, Udie explains why she set up the Zambian Cancer Society and how it is positively impacting cancer patients and their caregivers irrespective of age, gender or type of cancer.

About the Author

Udie Soko is a survivor of both cancer of the lymph nodes and breast cancer. In 2009 she founded the Zambian Cancer Society (www.zcs.co.zm) established to counteract the silence, shame, stigma and isolation that often surrounds the disease by providing information and support to patients and their caregivers irrespective of age, gender or type of cancer.
Udie is a World Health Organisation Patient for Patients Safety Champion and sits on multiple national committees on cancer and other non-communicable diseases.
She has received several accolades including the Udie Soko Support Programme named in her honour by Medland Hospital and an I Am Equal International Women’s Day Award.
Udie lives in Zambia and is an avid 5km runner and amateur golfer. She is also a founding member of Eagles Toastmasters Club.
Find out more about Udie at www.udiesoko.com

Additional information

Weight 18 oz
Dimensions 6 × 0.5 × 9 in

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