Naomi is a hardworking 75-year-old woman with four children. She also takes care of her grandchildren, whose father was killed during a violent wave of post-election chaos in 2008. She supports her family through farming.
Naomi visited several hospitals after discovering a lump on her right breast, but she never received a diagnosis. Finally, she was referred to our medical partner’s hospital, AIC Kijabe Hospital. There, a biopsy diagnosed her with breast cancer.
Without treatment, Naomi’s cancer could spread and cause further health issues. Fortunately, she underwent a mastectomy procedure on November 29. Naomi has been unable to work since receiving her diagnosis, so she needs help to fund this $816 surgery.
“I want to limit spread of the disease to the rest of my body,” she says, “to be able to care for my grandchildren.”