First Lady of Go-Go Music, Maiesha Rashad, Dies of Stage 4 Cancer — Inside Her Legacy
First Lady of Go-Go Music Maiesha Rashad passed away earlier this week after a five-month battle with stage four cancer.
Maiesha Rashad is remembered as Washington D.C.'s leading lady of go-go, and she was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer in February. It was revealed that she remained with her family until 10 days before her death when she was placed under hospice care.
In the 1990s, Rashad led a band called Maiesha Rashad and the Hip Huggers. They were known for their iconic bell-bottom jeans and large afros. Looking back at her life, her closest family and friends are happy to know that she lived a full life through it all.
Our First Lady of GoGo, Maiesha Rashad, has joined the angels in heaven to rest easy. #DCproud of the joy she brought to our city while breaking ceilings in the GoGo industry. pic.twitter.com/clqLZAjjix— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) June 17, 2020
A GIRL POWER ICON
According to her only child Raina, her mom was an icon not only for her music, but because of her stance on woman empowerment. If there was one thing she would like her mom to be remembered by, it's for her girl power.
"I'm proud that my mom was able to have her own band being a woman. That's not even something that was heard of before her. Girl power. That's what she was about."
I’m sad to share this with you guys, but #MaieshaRashad the #FirstLadyofGogo lost her battle to stomach cancer tonight. A few months ago when she was diagnosed I sat down with her family & friends to talk about Mai’s incredible legacy. @wusa9 https://t.co/bzqBQApZDz— Ariane Datil (@arianedatil) June 16, 2020
HER LATE DIAGNOSIS
Rashad's cancer was not found until in its later stage, which made it difficult for her to recover even after undergoing chemotherapy sessions. Moreover, routine screening for stomach cancer is not promoted in America, which is why it is often found late.
Another heartbreaking loss was suffered due to cancer recently, and this time it was for blogger Ashley Stock. Ashley lost her daughter Stevie to brain cancer when she was only three-years-old.
A HEARTBREAKING LOSS
Ashley shared heartbreaking news with her fans earlier this month when she lost her darling daughter Stevie to brain cancer. The little girl suffered from a complicated and rare form of brain cancer.
Through it all, she revealed that she has tried to practice gentleness in her approach to grief and pain. Instead of letting it all out at once, she would release it little by little so as for her not to spiral down.
Ultimately, the family believes that there is always a reason for every tragedy. They now hold on to their faith and know that their little angel now rests in peace.
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