Health, News

Kim Simplis Barrow shares journey with breast cancer


Thu 12, Jan 2012 on Plus TV Belize

Kim Simplis-Barrow, the Prime Minister’s wife, was diagnosed with stage three cancer in November. Two tumors were discovered in her left breast, and the cancer had spread to lymph nodes under her left armpit and lymph nodes next to her chest bone. Since the diagnosis, Mrs. Barrow has been travelling abroad for an aggressive course of treatment. Mrs. Barrow has begun chemotherapy in before doing a mastectomy. Today, for the first time since her diagnosis, she spoke publicly of her battle.

Kim Simplis-Barrow

Today is a good day; I am feeling good today and you just take it one day at a time. It’s just taking it one day at a time and know that every session that you take is a step closer to being healthy. It’s hard, but it is a step closer to being healthy and that’s the positive. You have to stay positive and you have to stay focus on that. You are looking forward to that day and that’s what I am doing, looking forward to that day. My family has been very supportive, as you know, my husband has been with me from day one and he has supported me throughout this; he has been there. My daughter has been amazing; she has been handling it really well and off course all the prayers and positive thoughts that come my way.

Mrs. Barrow says that as an official advocate for women and children, she has always been supportive of the fight against cancer which is why she is open with the public on the state of her health. Mrs. Barrow leaves the county again on Saturday to continue her chemo therapy on Tuesday of next week.

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