Better Health (Sept 2021) – Patient Samuel Cumberbatch
One year after successful open-heart surgery, Samuel Cumberbatch is still on his path to recovery, with a renewed outlook on life. The high-spirited 61-year-old reflected on his life and admitted that his need for the surgery was birthed from years of poor lifestyle choices which began from a very young age.
“I was a smoker and a drinker from young because I didn’t have a mother and father around me. I just had a grandmother and from maybe as young as nine years old sometimes I would get away to go in the gully and smoke a gully root,” he said. “In those days you could give anyone a dollar to go at the shop and buy cigarettes. My brother and his friends would send me; so, when I came back from buying their cigarettes, they would offer me. I start smoking from then when I was about 13 years old.” …
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