My mom’s friend Adeola was just 42 when she was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. After a number of surgeries, several rounds of chemotherapy, and radiation treatments, Mrs. Adeola had one thing on her mind: How she could keep her breast cancer from coming back?
She was our neighbor; I came home to hers after school every day because my parents often got home late from work. She was always nice to me and we eventually became close, even after I gained admission into the university, she would call from time to time to encourage me and ask about my welfare. when I heard about her ailment from my mom, I decided to pay her a visit, she described to me the moment at which she realized her situation was going to change for the better: “After my first breast cancer surgery, I learned the cancer was spreading but also discovered that it wasn’t in my brain, I took a pause and thought, who do I want to go through this journey for?” That was the point at which she knew it would, indeed, be a journey; and that her illness wasn’t a death sentence but a chance to make a difference.
She decided her priority was being an excellent role model for her nieces, stepdaughter, and my siblings. “My family,” she said called us, “I want them to see that this could be handled with grace, dignity, and humor.”
Her illness inspired her to pursue her dream and become a holistic health coach and motivational speaker specializing in cancer prevention and awareness. This birthed Greenline Centre.
She built a wellness business and now offers presentations and workshops free of charge at her local cancer support center and women’s shelters. Through her business and volunteer initiatives, Mrs. Adeola is helping others make healthier life choices and gain awareness of cancer risks and symptoms, despite economic and social barriers that might otherwise have left them in the dark.
She lived an inspiring life and today because of her I and her stepdaughter Omotolani continue to run the business and to be honest I could never picture my life without this business.
Rest in the bosom of the lord Mrs. Adeola, thank you for the strength and my life that you have greatly influenced.