A woman is known for her strength, but finding out you have breast cancer in your early 20’s can be overwhelming.
Innocentia Mahlangu is a 23-year-old mom to a five year old daughter from Tsakane in Johannesburg East. When she discovered she had breast cancer, she was shocked and couldn’t believe it was possible because of her age.
“I was supported by my sister, she means the world to me,” she said.
Living in a township community, a young woman with cancer is not spoken about, least of all heard of.
“It is rare to find it in a young black girl, but here I was.”
When Innocentia discovered she had breast cancer she felt lost and alone. During this hardship she became closer to her sister and through her sister’s support, realised the value of life and good health. This is now her daily motivation and she has instilled this in her beautiful daughter.
“Always look on the bright side of life. There will always be a silver lining.”
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