Frida Lobo was diagnosed in 2011 with stage IV aggressive breast cancer with metastasis in her lymph nodes and spine. She has undertaken several treatments to beat cancer and her zest for life has not waned as she pushed through every challenge and took on new adventures like going to Antarctica. “I went on an expedition to Antarctica because I wanted to prove that having cancer is not the end of the world. If you have the will and the courage, there is nothing that can stop you from going to the ‘end of the world’!”
Unfortunately, her cancer progressed to the liver and with persistent malignant lymph nodes in her neck since 2019 the treatment plan was no longer effective. Earlier this year Frida started a new treatment and encouraged by the results her oncologist recommended that she continue an additional 6 cycles. However, halfway through the sessions her insurance coverage had reached its limit and with 2 daughters in university and her husband having been made redundant she was struggling to gather the funds to complete the treatment.
As a member of Brest Friends, when faced with this challenge she was advised to approach Al Jalila Foundation for support and was able to continue treatment without interruption.
Today, even though Frida is not cancer free she is living a normal life, going to work and spending quality time with her wonderful family and friends.