Former TV news anchor, Rose Mary Nankabirwa, 35, is still at Mulago cancer institute and heart Institute battling cancer.
Her former employers, NTV, has launched a campaign seeking Shs 100m to facilitate the treatment of Nankabirwa.
Rosemary is currently receiving treatment at the Mulago Cancer and Heart Institute but she needs more specialized treatment that cannot be offered in Uganda, according to the TV.
NTV has already contributed Shs 10m on top of the Shs 7m that had been raised by staff and well-wishers in an ongoing social media campaign running under the hashtag #HelpRosemary.
The NTV fundraising event will be held on Saturday April 11, at Serena hotel Car park, it will involve washing cars.
According to Nankabirwa’s mother, Rebecca Kibirige, the doctors found that Rosemary has a rare cancer called adrenal cortical carcinoma.
Kibirige told New Vision, that she has been paying Nankabirwa’s tuition to see that she finishes her Masters degree in Journalism and communication at the University of London.
However, in September last year, while in her last semester, Nankabirwa started feeling backache and weak.
She came back to Uganda on December 23, last year.
“Immediately we went to Mulago Hospital for tests, Doctors found out that her left adrenal had a tumour. They carried out a successful operation and removed it, but when they checked the adrenal gland, it was found out that she had dreno cortice carcinoma cancer. It is a cancer for the adrenal glands. They also later found out that she had diabetes.”
The mother says “whenever she (Nankabirwa) wakes up in the morning, she says, “Thank you Jesus. I am still alive.”
“My daughter is still very prayerful. She keeps on telling us that Jesus will heal her.”
Kibirige says though they are at the heart institute, her heart is fine, “we are here because the cancer institute has no Intensive Care Unit”.
Kibirige clarified that she was not chasing away people but that her daughter’s condition is too fragile now.