Acelie is a 61-year-old woman who was originally from the southern part of Haiti but currently lives in Port-au-Prince. She is the mother of four kids.
Acelie used to be a street merchant and sold food items but currently does not work. She enjoys going to church and likes to clean her house.
One day, Acelie started to feel some pain in her back on her way home from work. She had to go to the hospital because the pain was so intense. She went to multiple hospitals, but she never received a diagnosis. She went to a maternity hospital, where she had a mammogram and a biopsy. The doctor there sent her to another hospital, where they officially diagnosed her with breast cancer.
In January, Acelie had her consultations and started her treatment with chemotherapy. After four sessions of chemotherapy, Acelie will have a mastectomy on July 29. Our medical partner, Innovating Health International, is requesting $1,085 to fund this surgery to remove the tumor in Acelie’s breast. Acelie hopes that she will be less dependent on her kids and will be able to start working again.