Share Your Story: Bami Adenipekun

Cancer U Thrivers Podcast

Share Your Story: Bami Adenipekun

November 9, 2021

Share Your Story: Bami Adenipekun

Bami Adenipekun founded Inspired To Soar with the mission to give everyone impacted by cancer the tools to live fulfilling lives. Bami has been a patient and loved one of someone with cancer. She infuses every client with positivity and helps to restore their confidence so they can achieve audacious goals.

  • 01:30: The beginning of my cancer journey was when my late mother was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 42 in Nigeria.
  • 03:13: You were diagnosed when you underwent a double mastectomy to prevent cancer.
  • 05:05: They decided to go into my lymph nodes to make sure it hadn’t spread.
  • 07:17: I’d also seen the impact of chemotherapy not just on my sister but my friends.
  • 10:25: Where were you living and getting your health care?
  • 12:03: It just makes things so very difficult for myself and my younger siblings.
  • 15:00: How has that [mother and sister’s deaths] impacted you?
  • 17:05: Sisters are the only ones with you from birth till death.
  • 19:25: How has your experience been as the daughter and sister of a cancer patient versus being a patient yourself?
  • 21:21: If you don’t have the answers then find somebody who has the answers.
  • 25:30: I always say this every human being wants to be heard, wants to be understood.
  • 27:17: They give you the sleeve and the whole point is that the sleeve helps to redirect the fluid to where it needs to go.
  • 28:13: What was your worst moment?
  • 30:09: What was your best moment?
  • 32:40: If you could only do one thing to improve health care where you live in the UK, what would it be and why?
  • 34:05: Don’t just dismiss them, listen to them, get them the test that they need.
  • 35:05: Are you ready for the Thriver Rapid Fire questions?
  • 36:42: Aside from Cancer U, what is one resource you recommend for cancer patients and caregivers?


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