Miss South Africa 2018, Tamaryn Green, has encouraged everyone, but especially the youth, to speak out and seek treatment when diagnosed with Tuberculosis (TB). Green was among those who attended a church service in the St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town to mark World TB Day.
She was diagnosed with TB in 2015 when she was a third year medical student.
Today is World TB DAY! It’s time to end TB. @TBProof @StopTB @Official_MissSA pic.twitter.com/vxUWqmbXhE
— Tamaryn Green (@TamarynGreen) March 24, 2019
Green says she kept quiet about it. However, she says her family and two friends finally helped her deal with the disease .
“I was very emotional when I spoke about it for the first time, because I felt stigmatised. So, I have been trying to encourage everyone out there who either has the disease or has a family member, lost someone to this disease, not be afraid of it. Whenever I can, at any event, I go out and spread the word that TB can affect anyone. It doesn’t discriminat; most importantly, it’s curable.”
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