At the peak of his successful law career, when life seemed to be going really well, Didas Nkurunziza is stopped short by one simple statement, 'You have Cancer.' This diagnosis that spelled end of life is used by the Master Shepherd to give him a true perspective of life, of death and who is in charge. What Cancer meant for evil, God meant for good.
Didas shares his encounter with the Shepherd as he battled Stage 4 colon cancer and through this book, points us to the most important things in life; the things that we need to pay attention to-now-as we go about our lives, doing well, climbing the career ladder and succeeding.
His experience awakens him to the plight in our country Uganda , CANCER care. As the statistics grow undeterred, as we hear more and more victims of cancer, as it seems closer than it has ever been, what are we doing? The call is to you, to your neighbour, colleague, friend, family member, we have all heard of someone with cancer, we have all heard the plea to make a contribution to treatment abroad.
Didas challenges us all to stop turning a blind eye and leaving it only to government. It is time for each of us to play a part in building systems and the healthcare services that we need in our country; it's time for each of us to take part and ensure our wellbeing and future. The call is to us to remember that we are society and society is us and to do the right thing.