“My wife visited TB Joshua, other pastors, but still died of cancer,” BBC journalist
A reporter working for the British Broadcasting Corporation said churches were powerless to find a solution to his late wife’s cancer.
BBC reporter Andrew Gift, sharing his sad experience in an article published on Sunday, said his wife, Grace, who died of breast cancer, would be okay to go for treatment instead of listening to religious leaders.
“If my wife Grace had followed the advice of a doctor rather than seeking help from religious healers, I believe she would have survived breast cancer and still be with me and our three-year-old daughter.
“She went to be examined for a large lump on her chest, and the doctor said they had found ‘invasive carcinoma,’” she wrote.
Gift and his wife met in Abuja. Grace was diagnosed with cancer just 13 months after the wedding. Since there was no free cancer treatment in the country and Grace’s health insurance could not cover the costs, the reporter said she had to borrow $ 600,000 to pay for the first course of treatment.
Gift said his wife refused chemotherapy, saying that she believed God would heal her. “Nevertheless, we visited churches and prayer centers, including the famous prophet T.B. Joshua, but there was no solution. ” Most of these healers took money and promised us miracles. Some told her that the day she visited the hospital would be the day of her death. “We also studied traditional therapies recommended by friends and family,”
He wrote. Grace’s health deteriorated. In November 2019, she fell into a coma and never woke up. He was only 33 years old.