Ibinabo Recounts Ordeal, Triumph…Battle With Cancer
Ibinabo Recounts Ordeal, Triumph…Battle With Cancer, Divorce…
Those that coined the saying, “A cat with nine lives,” perhaps had former beauty queen, Ibinabo Fiberesima, in mind after all.
For about five years, the sultry actress and producer experienced life-threatening challenges that were as daunting and seemingly insurmountable.
But in spite of the ugly vicissitudes that life threw her way, the beautiful actress miraculously came out of it alive and kicking, but not without the attendant emotional, physical and psychological bruises to show for it.
Last week, on January 13, Ibinabo celebrated her 44th birthday and in excitement, took to the social media to relate her ordeal and appreciate God and all those that stood by her during her trying moments.
The lengthy post captured everything she went through, from her battle with cancer, failed marriage plans and time in prison.
Dripping with emotions that could melt even the strongest of heart, Ibinabo wrote on her Instagram handle:
“If I told you that I think of you every day, would you believe me? Yes You. All of you who have refused to leave my side even as the devil got restless with the storm in life.
You who have shown how thick blood can be by being truly supportive FAMILY. Be it nuclear or extended.
You who have crushed the fakeness in friendships and stayed with your love for me in the darkest of times as amazing FRIENDS. Whether old or new.
And the adorable you who puts meaning into being a FAN and have tirelessly protected me with prayers and well wishes. Both in our home country and overseas.
Everyday my mind and heart meets deep gratitude over the individual and collective roles God has used you all to play in my life.
All who know me would find this easy to believe since there is no ceasing of praises to God from my lips for the power of my support system for I have not known life to be as daunting as the last couple of years have shown me.
The last year in particular has severally presented survival as a questionable option. Giving me struggles that seemed impossible to deal with, fading my strength to keep going by the minute feeding my fears and insecurities with worries that come to steal joy.
From the shock of a 3 time presence of lumps in the breast to surgeries fighting for my life and the pain of a dissolution of a bond I hoped to keep with a life time partner and the re-emergence of singleness. From the tension of awaiting a judge’s pronouncement, to the horror of walking into prison over a cross accidentally acquired and carried for so long.
Tell me how could I have survived the year without you guys? I think about it every day and every day my love for God and good-hearted men rise but today the 13th of January it hits its peak and my joy officially knows no bounds as God has kept me alive despite all and led me to witness yet another birthday with the people I love.
So do please as you read this, see how happy I feel to have you and to be here with you. To have God and to be assured that his blessings are here to stay….”