“Rispah noticed she had a mass on her breast in May 2014. Her doctor recommended surgical removal of the mass. Rispah had no money for the surgery and kept the sickness away from her children so as to avoid bothering them financially,” shares her doctor at African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF).
“One year later, the mass has grown rapidly and Rispah experiences bouts of pain,” AMHF continues. “She struggles to perform tasks such as doing laundry. Rispah eventually informed her children who brought her to our facility.”
“65-year-old Rispah is widowed. She lives with her eldest daughter in Kenya - a single mother who has two children. Rispah says she enjoys living with her grandchildren. “I feel like a young mother again,” she says smiling. Rispah farms on a quarter acre of land her deceased husband left her. For the last harvest, Rispah had no maize harvest to sell, and the little she did was used at home,” AMHF continues.
For $740, we can fund a mastectomy to remove Rispah’s breast.
“After a mastectomy, we expect the cancer spread will be halted,” AMHF says. “Rispah will have a chance to regain her full health.”
“All my attention is on my health now,” Rispah adds. “I want to farm maize and beans when I get well.”