One of the most popular personalities on the internet, TikTok to be specific, Osanju from Atwima Koforidua in the Ashanti region of Ghana is embarking on a very important project to create awareness about cancer and also encourage people battling with the said disease to continue taking their medications.
This young man who is known on the internet for his short videos full of humor and words of wisdom is a cancer patient — according to him, he has been living with the disease for many years, he has been on medication since he was diagnosed.
Specifically, Osanju is suffering from Leukemia — a cancer of blood-forming tissues, hindering the body’s ability to fight infection.
Osanju started this great initiative on the internet, where without shyness, he speaks about his health condition and encourage others to have hope and visit the hospital regularly. Now, he is taking the project beyond engaging people on the internet, he has been visiting churches, schools and other places to make sure that the message gets to almost everybody.
Leukemia is a form of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow and is caused by an abnormal increase in the production of white blood cells. These aberrant white blood cells are incapable of fighting infection and affect the bone marrow’s ability to create red blood cells and platelets.
According to research, this sort of cancer begins in the soft, inner portion of the bones (bone marrow), but swiftly spreads into the blood. It can then spread to other parts of the body, including lymph nodes, the spleen, the liver, the central nervous system, and other organs.
Many patients with slow-growing types of leukemia don’t have symptoms. Rapidly growing types of leukemia may cause symptoms that include fatigue, weight loss, frequent infections and easy bleeding or bruising. Also common: bleeding, easy bruising, frequent infections, mouth ulcer, nosebleed, pale skin, petechiae, shortness of breath, swollen lymph nodes, unintentional weight loss, or weakness.
Osanju is impressed and getting more inspired by the interesting feedbacks he is getting so far and looks forward for more support from influential individuals and corporate organizations, non-governmental organizations to help save more lives.
According to the latest World Health Organization’s data published in 2020, Leukemia Deaths in Ghana reached 340 or 0.19% of total deaths. The age adjusted Death Rate is 1.38 per 100,000 of population ranks Ghana #163 in the world.
Follow the links bellow for videos of his campaign………………………………….