54-year-old Hawa Bebe bte Hydrose is a breast cancer survivor. The single mother of 2 found out that she had stage 2 breast cancer in 2015. She was diagnosed with thrombocytopenia, a condition where blood platelets are abnormally low.

Hawa Bebe SCS Bishana Ladies Group Memberr

 

She went through 17 sessions of chemotherapy, underwent mastectomy and then breast reconstruction surgery. At time she felt very weak to even go to the hospital for treatment. But her colleagues were very supportive and at times accompanied her during her visits to the hospital.

With a high spirit, she believes that everything happens for a reason and you can handle it with a positive mind. Her never-say-die attitude inspired her doctor so much, he even introduced one of his patients to speak to her so she can share words of encouragement. She continued to make a difference in others’ lives.

She started volunteering with Singapore Cancer Society (SCS). She is became a Committee Member of the SCS Bishana Support Group which was formed specifically for female survivors as well as women who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer and are receiving treatment.

Members meet monthly for a variety of programmes which include educational talks/workshops, social and recreational activities, and enrichment programmes. Mdm Hawa Bebe, along with other members, interact with new survivors in the group and help them cope with lifestyle changes; providing them with emotional support.

Mdm Hawa finds a fulfilment in supporting and helping other women who are going through the cancer journey.

About the SCS Bishana Support Group

Bishana was formed specifically for female survivors as well as women who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer and are receiving treatment. Members meet monthly for a variety of programmes which include educational talks/ workshops, social and recreational activities, outings, and enrichment programmes.

Find out more or sign up here: https://bit.ly/2lNgwrJ

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