Samantha Galliet is best known as "that woman who took on Discovery". Diagnosed with breast cancer at 29, Galliet faced a woman's worst nightmare. She had a particularly aggressive strain of breast cancer called Her2.
When Samantha Galliet was diagnosed with an extremely aggressive form Breast cancer at 29, her medical aid refused to pay for a new treatment. She was given 6 months to live and took them to court and against all odds made history by winning the first case of its kind in South Africa. Her experiences spurred her on to found PinkLink a breast cancer advocacy group.
Subsequently she has been through a re-diagnosis of cancer, multiple surgeries and more than 80 intravenous treatments. During this mammoth 5 year journey with cancer, Samantha has been faced with many seemingly insurmountable obstacles and learnt powerful lessons from them: “It is impossible to stay the same after something like this but it is possible to change for the better.”
“Humour is an essential part of my life and helps me get through many of the issues I am faced with”. Samantha has plenty of these stories to impart that will help people see the lighter, positive side of dealing with life issues other than just cancer.
Samantha uses the life challenges she has been faced with to empower and encourage others. Samantha wants to spread a message of hope and inspire women to believe in their potential and never give up. She continues to fight for cancer patients rights and educate people on how to ensure they receive what they are entitled to.
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