Onalenna is an active person, competing in marathons and regularly exercising at the gym. In 2017, while doing some sit-ups, she noticed a non-painful lump on her lower right abdomen. She was referred to an oncologist and initially misdiagnosed and given an inappropriate treatment. She is now undergoing chemotherapy while trying to balance her career in finance and her family life as a wife and mother.
“I was literally the only person with this condition in the country, hence it was confusing. My doctor did a lot of research and traveling to help me…It has been a tough period…My son gives me hope and strength to fight for my life and be well. I am grateful for the gift of life and pray for a cure.”