By Benjamin NJOKU
Remember Caroline Johnson, the actress that played the role of Uju in Heavensgate but diagnosed with Leukaemia(cancer of the blood) last year and only flown into IndiaÂ few weeks back for further treatment? SheÂ is back in the country, bubbling with life again.
Caroline was diagnosed with leukemia in October, last year, when she was five months plus, into the pregnancy of her third child, Oluwatise Johnson.
Following her deteriorating condition, her architect husband, Tony, solicited the support of well-meaning Nigerians to save the life of the dying actress. Help came her way when Nigerians, touched by her condition, donated generously to facilitate her travel to India for further medical attention.
Having successfully undergone surgical operations and returned to the country alive, the mother of three is full of praises as she expresses her profound gratitude to those Nigerians who stood by her, and gave her another chance to live again.
â€œTo everyone who helped…with money, with prayers and by spreading the news around, I say thank you on her behalf. Though, still recuperating, Caroline found strength to write a letter to everyone,â€ writes on model and publisher Linda Ikejiâ€™s blog.
In an open letter to those who stood by her, while she survived the sickness, Caroline expressed her gratitude to them.
â€œThis is Caroline Johnson. Iâ€™m happy to write this letter. Firstly, I would like to let you know that Jesus Christ really lives and I thank God for seeing me through.
I sympathize with those out there who are going through this kind of problem because I have been there.Â I know what it is to be helpless, hopeless and sick. My prayer is that our good Lord will rise up on your case as He did with mine.
â€œI am inspired and glad to write you all and with sincere appreciation deep down within me. I would like to say a â€˜Big Thank Youâ€™ to everyone who has been a part of my medical trip to India and above all, your prayers.
â€œI arrived safely from India and I am in good health. Before I left as you must have read, I was diagnosed with leukemia (cancer of the blood) and with ventral nervous complication and breakdown to the point that I could no longer walk. I had loss of hearing and vision and at a point, I started having seizures. But today, no single leukemic cell (cancer cell) can be found in me! Praise God!
â€œThough, I have scars and still on physiotherapy due to a foot drop, I know that my Lord will perfect that which He has started. I will be going back to India in a couple of months for further check up.
â€œOnce again, thank you very much. The good Lord will bless you, keep you, uplift you and continue to show you mercy.
Before I conclude, I thank God for giving me a second chance to be what He wants me to be, the mother to my wonderful children and wife to my ever supportive, loving and caring husband.â€
Caroline returned to the country recently in the company of her husband, Tony.