Cancer survivor and inventor of false eyelash for cancer patients
Cody is a cancer survivor who invented C-Lash a false eyelash for cancer patients while going through treatment.
Her story of growing up poor and bottom of her class in Zimbabwe, to going for a university interview hours after receiving her cancer diagnosis, is truly tenacious.
Going from an academic write off to getting a Masters, while holding down a day job, setting up a company and being a mother to two boys exemplifies Cody's commitment to achieve.
Cody successfully launched her invention in Boots and has her lashes available in 6 countries - quite a remarkable achievement.
Her product, C-Lash, has been designed for people who have lost their natural lashes but can be used by anyone who wishes for an easier lash application.
"From the moment I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I started fighting and then I started thinking. For my own sake I wanted to capture and maintain an attitude of normalcy. I wanted to ensure the face that I showed the world was full of the same unruffled confidence that had been my demeanour before cancer took hold. For me, it was my lashes that I missed the most, the aspect that stopped me from being who I wanted to show to the world. It was this frustration that spawned the idea of C-Lash," explains Cody.
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