Recognises Lucky’s breast cancer awareness effort
Breast Cancer month ends in two days; however, a young man has ensured that triumphs a young woman had over the disease remain entrenched in reader’s hearts for the longest time.
Lucky Mathonsi’s documentation of Hlengiwe Kunene’s journey as she fought breast cancer has been given a new lease on life what with Inyatsi Construction’s sponsorship of E10 000 which will enable printing of multiple copies.
Having faced financial constraints in having many copies of the book, “The Life Journey of a young breast cancer survivor” printed and circulated, Mathonsi revealed that his work was validated by the sponsorship after taking time to author the journey of the young woman who, against all odds, survived more than two years instead of the predicted six which doctors had given her.
“When we achieve, we usually do so because others have helped,” Mathonsi said, adding that he was grateful for the sponsorship which will see awareness of breast cancer as told by a survivor, spread throughout the country.
“You would all be surprised to learn that there’s actually proof that one of the best things we can do to improve people’s lives is by providing relevant opportunities and assistance,” he said during the handover meeting where the cheque was given to him.
“Let me start by thanking Inyatsi Construction for all the work that you are doing to improve the lives of our communities. I have seen Inyatsi Construction empowering young people through school visitations and also supporting our communities by being part and sponsoring different initiatives such as sporting events,” he said adding, “This book is about a life journey of Hlengiwe Kunene the youngest person to be diagnosed with breast cancer in Swaziland.”
He said the worthy sponsorship would go a long way in fulfilling the dream Hlengiwe Kunene had, which is creating as much awareness about breast cancer through her life story.
“I am proud to make everyone aware that the proceeds from this book will help other people who are currently battling breast cancer and also assist Hlengiwe Kunene’s family to cover the gap of their loss,” he said.
Inyatsi Managing Director Derrick Shiba congratulated Mathonsi for the great work done in writing the book.
“It takes courage and bravery to embark on a journey towards achieving goals and dreams.
It is very inspiring even to us as individuals when we witness young minds taking over in the market and shaking the world through the skills they possess,” he said adding how the company believed in supporting and giving back to the communities they work for.
“We trust and hope that through this sponsorship a lot of people will benefit. Through the real life story of Hlengiwe Kunene we are certain that this book will be an instrument in creating awareness about dangers and realities of breast cancer,” he said.