Welcome to Karima Jessani's personal page
Almost 4.5 years ago, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. I was fortunate to have qualified for a trial drug which I have been on for last 4.5 years.
Living with metastatic breast cancer is a life altering experience where physical, and emotional or basically your day to day functionality become challenging.
As a mother, wife, sister, and daughter, I think that I speak for all women and men who are fighting breast cancer - this is not a disease that only affects women. Each battle is different, but one thing stays the same: it alters our lives for ever.
We find a new norm and a new appreciation for life and how fragile it is. My diagnosis has not only impacted me, but also those around me. The support and prayers that I receive from friends and family gives me the strength and courage to keep fighting.
We need to talk about Breast Cancer to raise awareness and create a forum for open discussions. Programs such as CIBC RUN FOR THE CURE" raise well-needed funds to continue advances in breast cancer research. We need to find a cure for this disease.
I would like to thank everyone who supports this cause, financially and through their time and effort. Together, we can eradicate this disease.
1 in 9 Canadian women will get breast cancer in their lifetime.
That's why on Sunday, September 30th, I will be participating in the 2018 Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure. The money that I raise will help fund vital research, education and community support initiative including SUPPORT FOR METASTATIC BREAST.