In this video documentary, we follow a single mother and her battle against breast cancer. In a non-descript face brick house in Kagiso, an extraordinary battle is being waged against impossible odds. A 38-year-old single mother, Nozipho Mgoma is fighting for her life. Her body is swollen and sluggish. On her bedside table are a handful of pills that might, momentarily, dull the excruciatingly pain shooting through every cell in her being. But, just reaching for them requires all of her willpower.
This is Melanie’s story of losing her leg to diabetes, narrated by Dr Luvhengo, the Head of Surgery at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital.
Health-e’s documentary “Still in the Shadows” exposes South Africa’s serious lack of mental health facilities and follow’s one woman’s amazing story.