Posted: 20.07.21 at 12:19 by Dimitris Kouimtsidis
A UNIVERSITY of West London (UWL) graduate is raising awareness of health conditions in order to save lives.
Lesi Nayuoh studied at UWL after being inspired to work in healthcare following her mother’s diagnosis of breast cancer.
She completed her undergraduate degree in Adult Nursing and a Masters in Public Health and Wellbeing.
She now works as an oncology nurse and has dedicated her career to increasing understanding of public health and breast cancer care.
She has launched talk shows and reached hundreds of women and families across the world via social media.
Lesi has also been giving talks in community centres and churches, in order to reach women in BAME communities, focusing on encouraging people to talk about topics that might not have previously been discussed.
She also set up a BAME breast cancer support group to share experiences and encouragement.
She has won multiple awards for community support and service to humanity, with her Facebook page, Let’s Talk Health and Wellbeing reaching hundreds of followers across the globe.
She is now working towards setting up a charity to support members of the BAME community in the UK find the help they need.
Lesi, said: “I wanted to give back something to the community for the care they had given my mum, and to raise awareness.
“Where I come from there isn’t a lot of awareness on cancer and ignorance and lack of understanding leads to unnecessary deaths.
“Then I realised it was more than awareness, people really needed help.
“It was overwhelming and a mix of emotions.
“People were asking me about diabetes, depression, I didn’t just limit it to breast cancer, I had to expand the information I was sharing.
“One of the things that I learned from UWL was to give back so I could create a job for myself.
“I wanted to be able to empower others and was given the skills to go out there and help people.
"I’m really grateful for that.”
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