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Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Prostrate Cancer

Professor Anyang' Nyongo is one of the Kenyan ministers who publicly shared with Kenyans that he was suffering from cancer.For many years cancer has been viewed as a curse in Kenya and those that suffer from it go through a lot of emotional torture since they are discriminated and same are given the impression that its their direct ticket to death. But this man come out with no fear and shared about his illness with the country.Some of us got to know what prostrate cancer is among other types of cancers .He was able to bridge this gap and change people perception towards the disease.He also challanged the victims to come out and educate the public about cancer since it can also be controlled .He cteated a cancer awareness.

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Kenyatta Hospital, Langata, Kenya
 
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