“Sis we are all praying for you!” Rihanna wrote in the screenshotted comment. “Your strength and your ability to let the beauty in your spirit shine through, even in the midst of adversity, is tremendously inspiring!!”
Monia has been a fan of the pop star for years. She noted in her Instagram caption that she met Rihanna in 2015. Since then two have interacted heavily on the social media platform.
“Your strength and your ability to let the beauty shine through, even in the midst of adversity, is tremendously inspiring!!” Rihanna wrote.
According to Monia’s feed, this is the third time she has battled cancer. She shared each journey with her more than 10,000 followers.
“I haven’t posted in a while because there was so much going on.. so much pain, so many bad news, just too much. and right in the worst time, she’s there for me,” the cancer patient wrote under Rihanna’s message.
A month earlier, Monia posted a picture from her first night out of surgery.
“I feel like Hazel Grace from the fault in our stars, making oxygen the new fashion statement,” she wrote.
Rihanna’s kindness helped Monia resurface on social media.
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Christina Santi is a news and culture writer for EBONY.com. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, she considers herself a well-read, not so traditional feminist with a heavy interest in music, fashion and pop culture. Christina currently lives in New York City, where she refers to her Cuban & Jamaican descent often while writing about her experiences as a first-generation Afro-Latinx in America. She also devotes time writing personalized reading material for her tutees and turning ideas into words for streetwear brand, PUER By Noel Bronson.