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Cancer Survivor Speaks Out

Cancer survivor, 36-year-old Nilesh Narayan shared his story at the Pinktober Bushells Biggest Morning Tea organized by the Fiji Ship and Heavy Industry Limited (FSHIL) at Walu Bay on the
26 Oct 2016 11:00
Cancer Survivor Speaks Out
In purple golf-shirts (centre) are Cancer survivors, surrounded by FSHIL workers at Walu Bay. Photo: FSHIL

Cancer survivor, 36-year-old Nilesh Narayan shared his story at the Pinktober Bushells Biggest Morning Tea organized by the Fiji Ship and Heavy Industry Limited (FSHIL) at Walu Bay on the 20th of October.

He had colon cancer last year March.

Mr Narayan said he had a stomach pain and was taken to the Colonial War Memorial Hospital (CWMH) and was given some tablets.

He said after few months he had the same pain again and this time it was uncontrollable.

“I was taken to the Suva Private Hospital,” he said.

Mr Narayan had an operation last December and only then he knew he had colon cancer.

With the help of members of his family together with his savings he paid $17,000 for the whole operation.

Now the Private Hospital had referred him to the CWMH for his scan.

He had been cleared after the first scan and the next one would be in five month’s time.

Mr Narayan thanked the good Lord for being a survivor of cancer.

He is now working for Printing and Design Shop Limited at Center Point.

Mr Narayan was invited to the Pinktober breakfast by FSHIL and also to share his experience.

FSHIL collected `over $2000 ($2201.05) at the breakfast and this amount was given to Ms Vani Smith a cancer survivor too.

FSHIL operation manager Lopeti Radravu said they started with this initiative last year and raised more than $600.

He said the Pinktober breakfast would be an annual event for FSHIL.

Fiji Ports Cooperation Limited chief operating officer Eranda Kotelawala said this initiative was fully supported by the management and staff of FPCL the parent company of FSHIL.

Mr Kotelawala said October was Breast Cancer Awareness month. “It is a worldwide annual campaign involving thousands of organizations, to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education and research and playing our role for the society as an ethical organization,” he said.

The amount collected last week was given to the Fiji Cancer Society on the same day.

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