- Vice president Kamala Harris remembered her mother who died of cancer despite being a doctor who immersed herself in finding the cure
- She also mentioned that as the world marks Cancer Day, the new US administration will keep supporting scientists and researchers
- Her followers showered her with love and encouragement with some thanking her mother for the milestone in cancer research
As the world marks Cancer Day, US vice president Kamala Harris chose to remember her mother who died of colon cancer a year after her diagnosis.
She shared how her doctor mother relocated to the United States to help in finding cancer cure only for her to be diagnosed with the same illness.
Part of the details on her Vice President Instagram account read:
''My mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, came to this country with a dream: to cure cancer. She became a breast cancer scientist and worked for decades in the lab to advance the fight against the deadly disease.
It was a shock when she told us in 2008 that she herself was diagnosed with colon cancer, and a great sadness when she passed away a year later. I miss her every day. I know the President, First Lady, and so many Americans understand that loss.''
Her post was flocked by her followers who showered her with love and some wishing that a cure can be found soon. Here are some comments from the post:
''God bless your mother's memory and the research she did. Because of people like her people like me were able to have medicines to help in our breast cancer fight.''
''You are one of a kind Vice President. God Bless you and your family.''
''Thank you for sharing your Mother’s story. I have just survived my battle with colon cancer. Praying for a cure .''
''I know your mother would be so proud.''
She also mentioned that together with President Joe Biden they will ensure that the fight in finding a cure continues.
''My mother would not want us to give up on her dream. @potus and I believe we are closer to a cure than ever before.
On this World Cancer Day, we are committed to supporting the scientists, researchers, and health care workers who devote their lives, as my mother did, to helping fight this disease. Together, we can put an end to cancer.'' she added.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that America’s newest Vice President Kamala Harris posted a pretty picture of her lookalike sister on Instagram to celebrate her birthday and the response was overwhelming.
The 56-year-old has moved masses ever since she announced her bid to join President Joe Biden in his quest for leadership.
She has been the SI unit for greatness when it comes to powerful black women and her win is still considered everyone’s win. The moment she stepped into the big office, everyone started wondering who Kamala’s family members are.
It goes without saying that the VP’s husband Doug Emhoff and her step-children are already “celebrities” thanks to how supportive they have been throughout the whole journey.
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