South African rugby referee Tshepi Moropa is a breast cancer survivor who believes that ample support can help patients rise above the challenges on the road to recovery.
Earlier this year, Moropa returned to the field after undergoing treatment and has spoken boldly about her experience.
“It’s such a taxing journey emotionally, physically and financially,” she admitted.
“Treatment is what makes a person really ill and unable to perform at their best. It’s important that a person who is going through treatment such as Chemo has help at home to get through each day,” she added. “Transport to get to treatment is very important. I could barely drive by the time I had my second session.”
As an active sportswoman, Moropa reveals that her mind was set on exercising and keeping fit, however her body could not take on the challenge.
“Once you are a sports person it’s so hard not to want to exercise but you have to take it easy, it’s always a pleasure when teammates /coaches are there to walk with you when you are not bed bound the whole day.”
Support has played a major role in Moropa getting control over her health as she says: “A call and lending an extra hand really goes a long way.
“I really think it makes a big difference,” she concluded.
For breast cancer awareness and support, check out cansa.org.za for assistance.
Photo 1 Caption: South African rugby referee Tshepi Moropa is a breast cancer survivor who believes that ample support can help patients rise above the challenges on the road to recovery. Photo: Tshepi Moropa (Facebook)