Carol Radull has thrived in the male-dominated sports scene and her weekly sports segment on Classic 105 called the The Score KE is seen as one of the premier shows on radio.
The lady who always exudes confidence, class and expertise in her field has had some tough periods in his life. Away from the light, she nurses wounds, some she might have recovered from, others she might still be battling with.
In an interview with Betty Kyallo, Carol revealed some of the travails she had experienced like her dad losing a job and seeking a lucrative one away, only for it to backfire soon as it started. Later on her younger brother fell ill, battling cancer of the blood barely a teenager.
Here my dad was, he was out of a job but had started businesses and he was dealing with the first case of cancer in the family. My brother had Hodgkin’s disease. It is a form of Leukemia. It was hard. We were teens, he was fourteen and I was fifteen.
She said that as a result, her family tried to marshal all the resources they could to help give their brother a fighting chance but it was for naught as he passed on shortly afterwards. “By the time you are thinking about how to deal with the disease, it is already over. You are like, nobody dies in my family and I was in Form Four when he dies so it messed up my education. It was hard…”
The death hit her family hard with her mother taking the brunt of it having walked with her late son all through until the very last moments.
My mom took it the hardest. She is the one who would stay up with him throughout the night when he was not eating and was throwing up. She was also there for him when he rapidly lost weight and mark you, he was already a thin child. You know, all these things that happen with cancer.
As if that wasn’t enough, cancer hit the family again, this time, the breadwinner – their dad. “His was slightly better in that he had ten years of it. It was caught early and he underwent surgery, did the radiotherapy, made us all broke again… Oh, I have friends who came through for me…”
In May 2013, the disease robbed them of another family member, with their dad succumbing to prostate cancer adding to the other brother Radull had already lost in the late eighties to a stabbing incident.
Despite all this, the strong woman still gives us joy when we hear her voice on radio.