Mark Pilgrim has been in hospital for over 30 days now, so couldn’t make the event but a video of the standing ovation was sent to him!
Johannesburg, South Africa (28 November 2022) – Mark Pilgrim received a standing ovation after winning the “Best Weekend Radio Show” at the SA Radio Awards this past weekend.
The South African radio presenter has been in hospital for over 30 days now, so couldn’t make the event but a video was sent to him.
Pilgrim thanked everyone for the standing ovation.
“Thank you for that ovation! Brought tears to my eyes. I may be in the hospital bed, but I’m there in spirit!”
Watch the incredible moment below:
The talented radio presenter shared his scary cancer news in February this year and promised to smile, even when he is afraid. This diagnosis came after 33 years of being in remission.
In Mark’s youth, he was diagnosed with stage 4 testicular cancer, which spread to his lungs and kidneys. He fought cancer off and had been in remission until his recent diagnosis of stage 4 lung cancer. The scans relieved that he had several tumours throughout his body, so aggressive treatment was started to shrink them.
Mark swore to fight his cancer with all his might and has left many in awe of his continued positivity, even on his very worst days.
The worst days have been a little more these days as Mark has spent the last 30 days in the hospital after a procedure to repair his collapsed lung. The first procedure was to drain the lung, which needed a week’s recovery, and then his second was to reinflate the lung.
Mark has continued to do exercises and keep up with sharing his daily life on social media while remaining incredibly positive.
Congrats on the award Mr Pilgrim, we look forward to your posts daily and cannot wait to see you back home!