Peter Okoye and his wife Lola Omotayo lost their children’s nanny early this morning to cervical cancer. Sad Lola took to Instagram to announce and also pay tribute to Esther Ngobor, their faithful domestic employee of seven years who died of cervical cancer. She also used the opportunity to advise women to go for pap smear once every year.
Esther Ngobor was diagnosed with cervical cancer five years ago but she finally succumbed to the disease today, Thursday, August 27 .
Read Lola’s tribute in homour of Esther:
Today we lost a very precious soul. Esther Ngobor��. Esther started working with us almost 7years ago. She was a wonderful nanny to our son from when he was 3 months old. She was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer 5 years ago and she fought tirelessly to stay alive.
When she was diagnosed, she was told she had a few months to live but she fought hard. Words cannot describe how incredible she was as an employee, sister and friend. My children loved her, we all loved her. Her smile and laughter would light up a room in a second. She was clever, witty and dedicated. She was most importantly God fearing and honest. Her biggest fear was dying. Oh Esther, I am so sorry. We tried everything within our power to give her the quality of life she deserved.
We tried every possible treatment available but God knows best and we cannot question Him. I want to thank all my friends and family who touched her life no matter how small. Your prayers, love and donations will not be forgotten. God bless you.
Esther was in so much pain but she never gave up. This is a very sad day for us. We will miss you so much Esther. May your gentle Soul Rest in perfect Peace.
Ladies please get your pap smear test done once a year. If you have never gotten one done, please get one done now. Cancer knows no gender, race, social class or nothing. @peterpsquare #cancersucks #esther #RIP #tears #stupidcancer #
May Esther’s soul rest in peace.
Photos: Peace Ben Williams