What a phenomenal experience to have shared my near-fatal Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) story of race-driven medical negligence on LIVE TV on Channel 4’s show, ‘Steph’s Packed Lunch’. It was even better that I got to tag team with the beautiful Dr Sharon (IG: @derm_chic) who has created an entire medical curriculum centered around this important … Continue reading CHANNEL 4 (LIVE) INTERVIEW – WHY IS IT HARDER TO DIAGNOSE DISORDERS ON NON-WHITE SKIN?
I have so much to say on this given my experience of systemic racism which almost ended in death — but for now; read and share my social media post 'threads', sign the petitions below — and fight for your health because the system isn’t...YET. GMC: Medical schools must include BAME representation in clinical teaching … Continue reading Black Health Matters
Enjoy my brief testimony on how I overcame Stevens-Johnson syndrome. I have so much more to share on God’s goodness but I will leave that for my EP launch/Thanksgiving worship night! Get your tickets via doctorkanayo.com/tickets 💛
A faith that says, God, I know You can, but even if You don't, You are still good. A faith that says, God, I know You are able, but even if you don't, I will still choose You! This is the type of faith that we should all desire to have.
The fact that we can see a purpose in our pain does not make the experience any less painful and it in no way undermines our suffering. Instead, a purposeful outlook on suffering says; the will of God for me remains good even when my reality does not look good. A purposeful outlook on suffering prizes the eternal promise of glory over our 'light' and 'momentary' afflictions.
We heal better in community. Who you have around you during your period of suffering can either help you to suffer 'well', or to despair.
Your response to suffering should be to offer a sacrifice of praise. Yes, a sacrifice, because you may not be in the usual ‘place of worship’. You may not have a band, altar, lights or the common ‘atmosphere’ for worship. You may not feel like worshipping. This worship will cost you something. This worship will cause you to surrender your idea of what healing should look like. This worship is the start of your healing.
Pray at all times, in every circumstance. Pray for the things that you can see. Pray for the things that you cannot see. Bring the known and the unknown before the God who is all-knowing.
'First comes the fire and then comes the gold. I am being refined and not burnt. I will not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God. I am fully persuaded that God has the power to do what He has promised'. I trust Him and I command my feelings to align with the truth of His word'.
Sometimes we hold-back on sharing our hearts with God out of fear that God won’t be able to handle it. But I assure you, that nothing takes God by surprise. Nothing is too big for God to handle. Rather, sincerity of heart and brokenness is what He desires, far above the facade of strength that we often try to put up. So how do we suffer ‘well’ when we are in the valley?