We are profoundly saddened at the passing of Ferdinand Mwangura, our friend and Steering Committee member. Ferdinand passed away in Kenya on 28th February 2018 at the age of 40.
Ferdinand was a young advocate and was well-loved and admired for his enduring commitment to work within CML Life Africa, a network of CML patient groups in Africa, Ferdinand was regarded as a leader, a mentor and a big brother to many.
In May of 2017, Ferdinand was voted in by his fellow patient advocates as the new steering committee member for CML Horizons representing Africa & Middle East region. He took this role on proudly and was a highly engaged member, always ready to provide advice and perspective on any issue.
He made particularly valuable contributions to the programme for 2018 CML Horizons. He also helped pioneer the network’s first global CML Community Advisory Boards, where he championed the voice and needs of CML patients from Africa.
– Ferdinand enjoying the rain in the Kenyan South Coast –