|Posted on 24 January, 2018 at 2:25|
NOMINATION CATEGORY: INSPIRATIONAL MOTHER OF THE YEAR
Ijeoma Ugbelase is a wife and mum of two. She lives in the beautiful Northern city of Sheffield. She was born in Lagos, Nigeria, where she obtained her B.A in English Literature from the University of Ilorin and came to the UK in 2009 for a Masters in Human Resources at Portsmouth University and has since been living in the UK.
Ijeoma enjoys thinking of ways to help real people and how to positively change the lives of others. In 2013, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, thankfully,she has been given the all clear. After her experience with Breast Cancer, she came to realise that we(the people,the community) can help save the lives of many other people when we take action. "It does not matter whatever we do, in whatever way and no matter how small, all that matters is that we take action today because, “tomorrow may never come”.
Hence, the reason she set up a breast cancer initiative “I AM A SURVIVOUR (IAAS)” www.amasurvivor.org borne out of her personal experience with Breast Cancer. The aim is to help raise awareness and drive support for people and families affected by this scourge. She wants someone out there to know that when detected in the early stages and given access to the right treatment, Breast Cancer is not a death sentence as a number of people seem to think and believe...
In 2017 she organised a charity fundraising fashion show with the aim of raising awareness as well as fundraising for selected charities in the forefront of informing people about how to prevent and detect Breast Cancer early while also supporting those who already have it. It was a success and her and her team raised funds for The Willow foundation, Breast Cancer Care and Stand up to cancer Nigeria.
When she's not being a wife, mum, friend, breast cancer advocate, she enjoys shopping, travelling, supporting her community and working with children, she presently teaches the children in her local church.
We can not wait to celebrate this inspirational mother on the 10th March 2018. Tickets for the award ceremony are avaialble via eventbrite: