By Watchdog reporter
The body of the late Carol Atuhirwe of the famous #SaveCarol campaign arrived at Entebbe International Airport today at 2PM.
Atuhirwe who has been in India for close to a year died on Thursday at Narayana Hospital, in Bangalore where she had been admitted.
She died of cancer of the throat which disease she had been battling for years.
A requiem service will be held at All Saints cathedral Nakasero to pray for the body of the deceased after which it will be transported to Ibanda for burial.
Atuhirwe will be laid to rest on Wednesday June 7 at her ancestral home in Ishongororo, Ibanda District.
Atuhirwe’s journey as a cancer patient started when she stopped speaking, but never took anything serious until it was a little late.
When she went for a serious medical checkup with the help of a relative that was when she found out she had cancer. After getting chemotherapy, radiotherapy and several surgeries for the throat cancer, Ms Atuhirwe said she was screened and doctors at Mulago hospital, where she had been staying for more than a year, found out she had lung cancer as well.
In April last year, the public contributed about Shs32.2m in a car wash to facilitate treatment for her in India, possibly her last shot to life. An ailing Carol during the fundraising event broke down in disbelief while her mother thanked the well-wishers for giving her another chance at life.
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