Veteran actor Nadia Jamil, who has shared her journey of being diagnosed with and fighting cancer on social media, has given her fans something to smile about this time by announcing that she has finally beat cancer.
The Damsa star announced the exciting news on social media, ecstatic and calling out for her own little celebration now that her battle is over.
"Officially cancer free. All tests cancer clear. Shukar Alhamdolillah. Thank you all for your love, prayers and support," she said, revealing that she has some nerve damage in her feet due to chemotherapy "but I shall live to dance my way, because bhangra is all in the shoulders anyways".
She then personally gave a shoutout to industry celebrities and friends Sania Saeed, Muniba Mazari, Adnan Siddiqui and Sultana Siddiqui for always being by her side, saying that some other colleagues who went on to become mega stars during this time would repeatedly set a time for a chat with her and then ended up making her chase them.
"I can only pray Allah brings respect and humility to their hearts. After all fame and name is nothing in the scheme of the universe and we are all, in the end, buried in the same soil," she said, adding that she learnt the hard way during her journey that she must lose those who make her feel "small and irrelevant, and embrace those who show kindness and respect".
Jamil went on to express her gratitude for all that she earned, including new friends, during this tough time. "I have made new friends and family, to whom I am bound for life, not by blood, but by the solid support they offered me during cancer and isolation during the pandemic. These incredible souls are a great blessing," she said.
She also gave herself credit for being strong.
"In the end though, I have stood by myself," she said. "It is my breathe that keeps me alive, my self that protects me. It is my mind that wakes up to the dawn light, searching for clarity, loving green trees, moving against silver blue skies. It is my heart that feels full to the brim w gratitude and joy for every amazing blessing and gift the Creator exposes me to."
Grateful for her own strength, she said she now knows how to stand up for herself.
"Although I shall fall again, I know I have the will to learn to stand. And with each fall, I shall rise stronger and clearer. May I always be shown the path towards truth, kindness, humility, respect, love, and then have the sense and will to walk it. Shukar Alhamdolillah and thank you so much," she concluded.
Jamil kept it real and was open about the intense struggles of fighting cancer, at one point revealing that she was diabetic and how it had been an "unforgettable struggle". We're glad she was able to fight this battle and come out stronger.
Wishing her good health and happiness for years to come.