Meet Yosra El-Essawy was diagnosed with stage four oesophageal cancer on June 19, she had no choice but to stop touring with Beyonce in order to focus on her health, but she is grateful stating that her tumor has shrunk more than 30% and she is opening up about her illness and having the pleasure of touring with Beyonce. A London native born to Egyptian parents, talks about the life-changing experience of travelling with Beyonce and the rest of her crew for her Mrs Carter tour. ‘I have never felt more grateful in my life,’ she says. ‘This is a gift to me. This period is happening for me, not to me, to the point [where] I don’t even feel sick. I feel incredibly, incredibly blessed.’
On June 19, six weeks into the Mrs Carter tour, Ms El-Essawy was diagnosed with stage four oeseophageal cancer, a disease which she says on her Facebook affects ‘one in a million’ people her age. ’Beyonce is the only celebrity I’ve ever wanted to photograph. There’s such a humanity and beauty about her’ After being told she needed to take a break from touring to undergo chemotherapy and focus on her health, ‘just hearing that, it crushed my more than being told I had cancer,’ she explains. But despite being sick, Ms El-Essawy has made it her mission to see the positive in the situation. Indeed, she says in the video: ‘The fact the tour happened when it did was just so divinely timed. God has the ability to make amazing from terrible.’ Beyonce’ even showed her Support for Yosora by letting her know at one of the concerts that She misses and loves her. That she knows that their together in Spirit.
Even fans were showing their support during her concert. She goes on to explain that Beyonce and the rest of her tour team have become ‘family for life,’ giving her an incredible amount of love and support. Beyonce herself is shown in the video paying tribute to Ms El-Essawy at one of the performances on her tour. Alongside a picture of herself jumping happily into the air, she wrote: ‘Not only is there NO new disease, but there is a 30per cent reduction in my tumor size!!!’ And she continues to share her gratitude with her loved ones via her blog. ’If I was meant to go through this, in order to show the world what the power of love can do, then I would do it again,’ she writes. Wishing her a speedy recovery, it seems like every day more and more younger people are being diagnosed with some sort of illness with little or no time to live. I am glad that she is looking at the brighter side of things and not letting this break her spirit.