Cape Town – South African media personality, Mark Pilgrim, was asked by somebody why he shares his personal health journey on social media, to which he gave the answer in an Instagram post on Tuesday.
“Someone posted, asking why I’m revealing my personal health journey on social media, suggesting I should rather keep it to myself,” Mark said.
The radio presenter was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year.
During his battle against it, Mark has been documenting his journey on social media.
“Well, here’s one of the reasons I journal my cancer journey online, and it’s summed up in this message I received a while back from a follower: ‘I didn’t want to get out of bed today. I read your post… and stood up,'” wrote Mark.
“If my posts encourage just one person to find the inner strength to face another day, it’s all worthwhile,” he added.
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Mark showed appreciation to those who wished him well and gave an update on his immune system.
“By the way, thanks for all the wishes over the past week. I’m on the mend. With medical intervention, my immune system has had a kick start and is back on track again,” he said.
“Got bronchitis along the way though, which means still a few days before I can jibber jabber on the radio again,” Mark added with the inspirational hashtag, ‘#DontStopBelieving’.
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Compiled by Junaid Benjamin