Meet Gladys, a 56-year-old mother of six from Kenya. Gladys is a widower and to support her large family she grows maize and beans on a small farm that her late husband inherited from his ancestors.
During a free cancer screening in her village, doctors discovered a lump on Gladys’ right breast. She was later diagnosed with breast cancer.
To treat Gladys’ cancer and to prevent it from spreading to other organs she will undergo a mastectomy, a surgical procedure to remove her breast tissue. If the surgery is not done soon, the cancer could spread. As the cancer progresses Gladys will become sickly and will no longer be able to work on her farm.
For $740 Gladys will receive the surgery that she needs. “My children depend on me and I need to be healthy so that I can continue working on my farm,” says Gladys. African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner, tells us that after surgery Gladys is expected to recover and be able to continue to work on the farm and support her family. Let’s help Gladys and her children by funding this surgery!