Story of Rima Melati who Has End-Stage Breast Cancer

Story of Rima Melati who Has End-Stage Breast Cancer

Jakarta – Senior actress Rima Melati still did not think she had end-stage breast cancer in late 1989. She only got the information after several years being recovered from the number two killer disease in Indonesia.

When met by, Rima admitted that she was shocked when she was sentenced by a doctor that she suffered from breast cancer, even though at that time the doctor did not tell her the stage of the cancer she had. One thing that disturbed Rima was her children.

“I questioned myself who would raise my children? I beg God, the Doctor of all doctors that I wanted my children to stay healthy, that no one should be like me,” said the movie star of Intan Berduri some time ago.

This year, after 29 years, Rima has recovered from the breast cancer. She remembered the children and the late husband (Frans Tumbuan) always supported her to keep fighting the disease.

Loyalty and patience of the husband also made Rima once down for many years after recovery when Frans died in 2015 due to diabetes.

“I cried out because my husband left me. I was so sad and down at that time. Luckily there were children who always ensured me that my husband has got a place in heaven,” she explained.

And now, as if she doesn’t want other people to feel the disease she once suffered, Rima is now active in the Indonesian Breast Cancer Foundation (YKPI). She hopes she helps the survivors and socializes healthy life to the community.

“Pokoknya satu, serahkan kepada dokter di atas segala dokter, Tuhan yang Maha Kuasa. Pola hidup sehat. Dan terakhir bantu orang-orang di sekitar kita, baik laki-laki maupun perempuan agar terhindar dari penyakit itu,” tandasnya.

“My point is one: leave it to the Doctor of all doctors, God The Almighty. Healthy lifestyles. Finally we  help the people around us, both men and women to avoid the disease,” she said.

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