A carefree woman who takes things in her stride with her happy-go-lucky outlook, Nelleisa Omar, 35, didn't expect her life to suddenly come to a standstill.
But in May 2016, she was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer.
"I knew that I had a lump in my body but I didn't know it was cancerous. One day, when I was running, I felt this shooting pain and I really couldn't take it anymore. I went to the doctor and got myself checked, despite putting it off for over a year."
Nelleisa, or Nell for short, admitted that she was scared of what she would find out.
"That was the case for me. I think I finally went for the check up because the pain was something I could no longer take. And my suspicions were confirmed," she said. "I had cancer."