Survival Stories

Story of Survival

Liza Motlhasedi

Cancer Survivor

I have been a cancer survivor for the past 13 years. I was diagnosed with lymphoma, cancer of the lymphatic system in 2004. This is my story.

I was born in Matau; Rustenburg in late September 1972. I’m a single mother to a 13 -month old, handsome boy, Gaopalelwe.

 At the time of my diagnosis I was an active board member of Bathobotlhe Baptist Church in Mohlakeng, Randfontein, I served as a Sunday school teacher and had a hectic social life, going to gym and attending aerobics classes. I’m currently involved in an orphanage called Phehella in Silverton where I help with raising funds for the school every year.

The diagnosis of cancer came as a shock because there was never a record of cancer in the family although lymphoma – I found out - is not hereditary. My condition helped me grow closer to the Lord, even though at times it felt like my belief was failing. It was the most trying times but Isaiah 43 V.2 kept me going. “When you walk through water I will be with you; when you pass through the rivers they will not sweep over you.”  

Cancer can be beaten. Cancer can be conquered.