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Jeanine is a 45 years old woman and the mother of an 11 years old boy. They live together in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She describes herself as a mother and a father since she raises her son by herself. Jeanine is currently working as an auxiliary nurse in a Hospital here in Port-au-Prince. She likes to go to church. She really enjoys reading the bible. She went to school but only reached the 11th grade. She couldn’t finish because he mother got sick. To support herself, she went to auxiliary school and has been working since then. In the beginning of July, while coming home from work, Jeanine felt like her left breast was burning. The following day she immediately went to the hospital. She got a mammogram and other exams where the results revealed that she had breast cancer. She couldn’t get any treatment or care at the hospital she worked at because of a strike. Jeanine has been around cancer her whole life. She has had many family member pass away from the illness, which is why she sought medical help immediately. That being said, she felt really depressed and down when first diagnosed. It affected her a lot but she continued to work even though she experienced some pain. She had no choice. Her neighbor’s kid was taking chemotherapy at our care center. Jeanine did not want to wait to get care so she decided to have the doctor refer her to our care center, St. Luc Hospital. Jeanine will not need chemotherapy right away and will have a mastectomy. She is ready to have her surgery. She knows that it is for her health and that she needs to take it seriously. Jeanine will be able to get back into work stronger and more active and will be able to keep providing for her son.

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Lunance is a 50 years old woman who lives in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She has a 18 years old boy and a 9 year old girl. She used to be a personnel member in homes where she cooked for families (a common profession in Haiti). She used to also sell cosmetics as a street merchant when she had the means. Lunance did not complete her schooling. Because of some difficulties at home, she was unable to remain in school and only reach up to the 3rd grade. Lunance really enjoys cooking. She would love to create/work on a menu at a restaurant. This love is what drove her to cook for families. Her ultimate dream is to have her own restaurant. In December 2015, she started to feel a small lump near her left breast. As time went by, the small lump started to increase in size and caused her occasional pain. She had 2 biopsies but never received their results. The second hospital referred her to our care center, St. Luc’s Hospital. She was diagnosed with breast cancer and started her chemotherapy with us. The chemotherapy is a treatment that decreases her cancerous cells. After some time, the lump opened up, which was extremely painful. Because of her sickness, Lunance is now unable to work. Even the short journey from her home to the public market is very hard for her. She can’t lift the products and carry weight like she used to. Lunance will get a mastectomy on March 17, 2017. This operation will remove all the breast tissue and in combination with chemotherapy, can put her on a path to a full recovery and health. She looks forward to getting back into her activities with her full health intact. Lunance’s journey with cancer has been a long one but she is happy that she is receiving the help that she needs.

$1,085raised
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