Like many stars, there are people whose light radiates through time and our lives when they are no longer here...
Thanks, Ferdinand.

The news of Ferdinand's passing hit me hard because I was already mourning the loss of another dear friend who lost her battle to breast cancer in the same week. Ferdinand was the life of CML Life Africa, the Regional African CML Patient Leaders Forum. This was how we met and then at the CML Horizons. He was very jovial, friendly and I fondly called him my Kenyan brother.. It still seems so unreal.. I will miss you a lot dear Ferdy...

Eunice Orekha
Maxcare Foundation Nigeria |President
9 March 2018

I am still too far to reach reality, I have no enough belief of this loss. I never met Ferdinand ever since but when I got connected to him through social media we were like long time friends. I got all the strength to move forward with or without CML. I have a long story to tell as regards to how he contributed in the establishment of our Organization, without him we wouldn't come together and speak with one voice. I always call him my Mentor who took me stage by stage with 'NO LOOK BACK' personalities and qualities. on my personal capacity, I have no words to express my sympathy to his beloved wife and daughter and the family at large. the African Continent and the world at large has lost a true Hero and Advocate. May God be with you Ferdy I really appreciate all the donations from all over the world toward a real icon. may your soul rest in peace

Onward Mudindo
CML Zimbabwe Trust |Secretary/ One of the Founder members
6 March 2018

I met Ferdinand for the first time at CML Horizons 2010 in Vienna, Austria. He did not believe that I am African with my white skin... We started to learn from each other... Together We fought... Together we founded CML Life Africa, together we defended the rights of African patients and we have matured through the meetings and discussions of regional and international meetings. Today Ferdinand is no longer there but behind him still alive the flame that drives us to continue the same fight. I lost a friend, a brother and all of Africa lost a real leader.
Rest in peace, my dear friend Ferdinand. We will really miss you. May Allah gives you Janna

Bahija Gouimi
AMAL |President
6 March 2018

It is shocking. Just the other day Giora introduced me to Ferdinand. We talked on phone and were set to meet and discuss and before we could meet this is the news I receive...it is devastating.

Mzalendo.

mzalendo
tsc |PRINCIPAL TEACHER 2
5 March 2018

If I needed to chose just one thing from Ferdinand Mwangura this is clearly his fantastic smile. It was always bringing to everybody his energy, happiness, and power. Last time we spent together in Munich he also shared with me very special and empowerment words to me and my work for the CML Advocates Network. I’ll never forget these words and the few moments we spent together at advocacy meetings. But for sure I’ll never forget his smile, his enormous work for people, for patients, for many who suffer because of the disease. Rest in my peace, my dear Ferdinand. We will never forget you.

What a sad day. Today we‘ve lost one of our key leaders, a key African advocate, a global activist, a dear friend, a wonderful person and a caring father, to dreadful CML. This is a sad testimony that even in a disease which is thought to be biologically well understood, therapeutically well developed, and well-treatable, the world is full of inequalities, access problems, bad practice, false hopes, lack of information, insular thinking, psychological hardships and lack of attention. It makes me sad, makes me angry, makes me furious, makes me terrified, makes me determined, makes me restless. Ferdinand, we will deeply miss you, but your passion and energy will stay with us to drive systematic change.

Jan Geissler
4 March 2018

I am very shocked by this tragic event of losing my friend and steering committee member, Ferdinand. It is hard to believe that CML patients are still dying and it only strengthens our prayers to find a cure for this disease.
My heart goes to Sereni, Ferdinand”s wife and to their young daughter. The CML community has lost a great leader that always fought for better access for patients in Kenya, and I have lost a personal friend. It is so sad. May he rest in peace.

Giora Sharf
4 March 2018

Ferdinand was a great patient advocate .Friendly and warm. He was interested in other people, their cultures and their customs.
He stayed with me in Hilversum twice. We had a good time together.
Hope his family and Henzo Kenya can bear this loss.

Like many stars, there are people whose light radiates through time and our lives when they are no longer here...
Thanks, Ferdinand.

The news of Ferdinand's passing hit me hard because I was already mourning the loss of another dear friend who lost her battle to breast cancer in the same week. Ferdinand was the life of CML Life... Read More

Eunice Orekha
Maxcare Foundation Nigeria of President

I am still too far to reach reality, I have no enough belief of this loss. I never met Ferdinand ever since but when I got connected to him through social media we were like long time friends. I got... Read More

Onward Mudindo
CML Zimbabwe Trust of Secretary/ One of the Founder members

I met Ferdinand for the first time at CML Horizons 2010 in Vienna, Austria. He did not believe that I am African with my white skin... We started to learn from each other... Together We fought...... Read More

Bahija Gouimi
AMAL of President

It is shocking. Just the other day Giora introduced me to Ferdinand. We talked on phone and were set to meet and discuss and before we could meet this is the news I receive...it is devastating.

... Read More

mzalendo
tsc of PRINCIPAL TEACHER 2

If I needed to chose just one thing from Ferdinand Mwangura this is clearly his fantastic smile. It was always bringing to everybody his energy, happiness, and power. Last time we spent together in... Read More

What a sad day. Today we‘ve lost one of our key leaders, a key African advocate, a global activist, a dear friend, a wonderful person and a caring father, to dreadful CML. This is a sad testimony... Read More

Jan Geissler

I am very shocked by this tragic event of losing my friend and steering committee member, Ferdinand. It is hard to believe that CML patients are still dying and it only strengthens our prayers to... Read More

Giora Sharf

Ferdinand was a great patient advocate .Friendly and warm. He was interested in other people, their cultures and their customs.
He stayed with me in Hilversum twice. We had a good time... Read More