CEO of LPSR: My Mother had Breast Cancer at 75admin
Jakarta, YKPI – Founder and CEO of LSPR Communication and Business Institute, Prita Kemal Gani has a sad story when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 75 years.
Prita who had three children at that time, was very afraid that the cancer would take her mother away. Understandably, since her father had passed away when she was only five years old, so that Prita no longer wanted to lose the mother she loved so much.
“I thought the fear would go away when I grew up and became independent, but apparently the feeling did not fade away because I had always been depending on my mother. I had to ask my mother for her opinion on every choices I would take,” said Prita in the virtual talkshow “YKPI Goes to Campus: Early detection of Breast Cancer, When to Start?” held by the Indonesia Breast Cancer Foundation (YKPI) on Friday (8/21).
But Prita did not give up. She always provided support and accompanied her mother’s treatment against cancer.
“I also always asked God not to take my mother away,” recalled Prita.
Learning from this experience, Prita believes that breast cancer survivors need support from their family and surroundings.
Therefore, Prita also believes that the Supporting Pillar of Pink Ribbon Survivors and Warriors is very important to instill the belief that cancer is not the end of everything.
“I can feel how painful it is when a child has to lose his/her beloved mother. We lose true love,” said Prita.
“We must unite to support the cancer survivors so that they can recover, be happy, active and productive. And no more children should lose their parents. Everyone must fight to get well and be healthy,” Prita emphasized.
She also encourages women to take care of themselves by adopting a healthy lifestyle, eating healthy food, exercising, and avoiding stress by getting closer to God.
“And we pray to God to be given the rest of life that is useful for everyone,” she ended.