Kenyan journalist and Estee Lauder’s Cancer Ambassador Anjlee Gadhvi has just died. She suffered from liver and lung cancer.
The K24 news anchor passed away on Friday afternoon on the 10th of January while receiving treatment at Aga Khan Hospital.
Her death has been confirmed by the head of K24, Peter Opondo. In a twitter post, Peter wrote “Oh my friend Anjlee Gadhvi, You fought that cancer beast with all your might..”
“You did it for your kids and husband. You never lost hope. You always smiled through the pain and insisted on coming to work even at your weakest points.”
“We believed you were winning…until now! RIP my friend.” finished Peter.
Anjlee was diagnosed with liver cancer back in 2013. She however only went public about it in 2015.
By then, the various treatments had depleted funds raised by her close ones i.e family and friends. The rest of Kenya helped her raise Sh. 6 million to continue with the treatments.
Last year, she went to India for treatment and shared an update on the CyberKnife treatment she underwent.
The Cyberknife treatment is a radiation therapy device that delivers radiosurgery for treatment of malignant and benign tumors.
In December 2019 she went on holiday to Mombasa with her entire family. In a post shared on Instagram, Gadhvi wrote “I just hope I make it through and make many more memories!”
Her last post on her Instagram stories before she died was the Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi.
Her death comes as a sad blow to all who supported her through her fight with cancer; her family, friends, colleagues and many Kenyans.