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Muthoni Mate
28
Jan

HAIRPOLITAN LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE

I met Muthoni Mate two years ago at a local coffee house. While we met briefly, I was struck by her energy and passion for bacteria and microbes. As an Epidemiologist, that passion is crucial to have. She explained that while everyone would be running out of an area struck by a disease epidemic, her...
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28
Jan

Kenya Biggest Coffee Morning initiative by Faraja Cancer Trust

KBCM is Faraja’s annual fundraising and awareness campaign that runs during the month of October. This initiative allows corporate organizations, schools, religious institutions and individuals to host coffee mornings for their staff members and friends for a get together in a social atmosphere to demystify cancer. KBCM-Brochure-2018-Final-Oct(1)
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27
Oct

Cancer Diagnosis does not change who you are

My drive to share my cancer story is stronger than the fear I feel each time I remember the experience or go for another medical review. It is stronger because I acknowledge that I am one of the lucky few who make it alive to the other side of a cancer diagnosis with the most...
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23
Oct

The Resilient of The Human Spirit.

This weekend I got really challenged to look at life and quit seeing the road blocks but instead see that that mountain gives you an advantage point to look beyond and shine a light to others…. Me who easily complains that I cannot walk too far, leave alone walk in the sun, me whose easily...
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22
May

Going Through Treatment …

Treatment involved the full cascade of surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy that took 11 months to complete. It was a good thing I was not aware of what that meant in terms of the toll it was going to take on me physically, mentally and psychologically, because it was a tough process. Initially dealing with the...
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22
May

The Birth of The Cancer Cafe …

During my treatment I had access to a wealth of information from various avenues, from peers, support groups and various cancer trusts. This however was mostly in hospital settings and was not as readily available to the support structures that took care of me. It was ironically that as the patient, I was their main...
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02
Sep

Supa Mamas | The Birth of The Cancer Cafe …

The cancer café was launched in the month of September 2017 at Kafein Bistro, Marsabit plaza on Ngong road and is a monthly forum every first Tuesday of the month that is open to the public and anyone touched by cancer. It’s a space where over a cup of tea, coffee or a meal, the...
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