“I want to be free from breast cancer and have a healthy old age,” 58-year-old Josphine shares. She is a mother of six children, all now grown up, and lives in Kenya with her husband.
In September of last year, Josphine noticed a lump in her right breast. She visited several local clinics, but was not able to get a clear diagnosis. Josphine eventually received an x-ray and biopsy this June, and was diagnosed with breast cancer. If left untreated, the cancer could spread, potentially resulting in premature death.
To avoid this outcome, Josphine needs to undergo a mastectomy. However, she cannot afford to pay for the procedure on her own. She and her husband—who work as a farmer and a newspaper vendor, respectively—need all of their combined income to meet their daily needs. Although her family has managed to raise $156 for the procedure, this still falls short of the amount needed.
For $740, Josphine will be able to receive her mastectomy. This sum will also cover the medications, lab tests, and six-day hospital stay Josphine will need to recover fully from the procedure.
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