Irene is a hair dresser from Kenya. She is a mother of two and lives with her mother and sister in a two-roomed house in Ngara, Nairobi.
Irene has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Without treatment, the cancer may spread to other organs. A mastectomy, a surgery to remove breast tissue, has been suggested to rid her body of breast cancer and to prevent the cancer from metastasizing.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $816 to cover the cost of a mastectomy for Irene. The procedure is scheduled to take place on March 14. After treatment, Irene will hopefully return to a cancer-free life.
Irene says, “My wish is to be treated and lead a normal life. I want to see my children grow and mature and I want to one day join other cancer survivors to share my experiences.”