Yesterday we told you about how Badhra Coleman was selected as the winner in Grace Kennedy’s Cancer Caregiver Competition. Coleman, who has been the leader and spokesperson of the Orange Walk Cancer Group, has been providing vital selfless assistance to cancer patients and cancer survivors through the group’s efforts. And today, we had the opportunity to speak with Coleman to find out her reaction after hearing the news of her latest achievement….

Screen_Shot_2015-07-23_at_8.03.09_PMBADRAH COLEMAN – Winner, Cancer Care Giver Competition

“I was very honoured but it was a nomination thing and the people that believe in the work that we do and that I do they nominated me at the beginning and then it was by votes and so I had to wait until they called me and said that I was the winner.”

Maria Novelo –Reporter

“Now you are the president for the Orange Walk Cancer Group for over six years now, what motivates you to keep doing that?”

BADRAH COLEMAN – Winner, Cancer Care Giver Competition

“I think that God has placed this in my heart to work with people and my rewards is that we get a lot of new families and friends, we are always with the families from the beginning when they come to us or even years afterwards we are still friend with a lot of people some have passed away and some are survivors and so like I say each patient is a chapter in my book of life.”

Maria Novelo – Reporter

“Who do you want to thank for receiving this honour?”

BADRAH COLEMAN – Winner, Cancer Care Giver Competition

“I would like to thank Grace Kennedy for this award that they are doing for care giver but even though six of us got nominated throughout the country I can tell you that the best care givers are the ones who are at home taking care of their loves ones 24/7 I mean we are just there to support and also I would like to thank all those who nominated me my friends and their friends because they ask their friends to vote for me and so they believe in what I am doing and also I would like to congratulate the second place winner and she is the nurse that gives the therapy in Dangriga.”

And while Coleman walks away with $1,000 in cash, she also won 6 months’ worth of groceries. In a related note, Coleman says they are asking the continued support of the community on Saturday at the BSI field where they will be having a bake sale for BSI/ASR’s Sugar Fest.

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