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Success! Rose from Haiti raised $1,085 to fund a mastectomy.

Rose
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  • $1,085 raised, $0 to go
$1,085
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$0
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Fully funded
Rose's treatment was fully funded on January 8, 2018.

Photo of Rose post-operation

August 22, 2017

Rose underwent a mastectomy.

Rose had a successful mastectomy. She is looking forward to being able to take care of herself.

She says, “I’m happy that I got to get this surgery. I’m on the road to a healthier me and that feels good.”

Rose had a successful mastectomy. She is looking forward to being able to take care of herself. She says, “I’m happy that I got to get th...

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August 2, 2017

Rose is a 51-year-old mother of two from Haiti. She and her children—who are now grown, and have children of their own—all live together with Rose’s mother. In her spare time, Rose enjoys going to church activities (she was recently baptized) and taking care of her grandchildren.

Until recently, Rose earned money to support her family by selling grilled corn as a street merchant. But lately, Rose has had to go without this income source. Her health has not been good, and so the heat of the grill and the heavy lifting involved in transporting her produce make the job too physically demanding for her.

For some time, Rose’s right breast has been itchy and painful to the touch. She also feels very tired all the time. Around a year ago, she went to the hospital. Multiple exams revealed that she has breast cancer.

Although this diagnosis was very upsetting for Rose, she wants to take all the right steps to win her health back. Her doctors have recommended a mastectomy, and she has been scheduled to undergo one on August 3. But she cannot afford the procedure.

We need to raise $1,085 to sponsor Rose’s surgery, as well as the necessary lab tests, medications, and travel to and from the medical center.

After this mastectomy, Rose will be able to enjoy time with her family again—especially with the grandchildren that she adores. She will also be able to help support her family by returning to work.

Rose is a 51-year-old mother of two from Haiti. She and her children—who are now grown, and have children of their own—all live together wit...

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Rose's Timeline

  • August 2, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Rose was submitted by Gaelle Mondestin at Innovating Health International.

  • August 3, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Rose received treatment at Bernard Mevs Hospital in Haiti. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • August 22, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Rose's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 22, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Rose's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 8, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Rose's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 23 donors

Funded by 23 donors

Treatment
Mastectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,085 for Rose's treatment
Hospital Fees
$815
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$95
Supplies
$110
Travel
$10
Labs
$40
Radiology
$15

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Saing

Saing is a 74-year-old rice farmer. She is a widow and has one daughter, two sons, and six grandchildren. Her husband passed away during the Khmer Rouge regime, so she lives with her oldest daughter, who works in a garment factory. Saing used to be a rice farmer but shared that she can no longer work in the fields due to her declining vision. At home, Saing likes to listen to the monks pray on the radio and go to the pagoda. Four years ago, Saing developed a pterygium in her right eye, causing her itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. Pterygiums are non-cancerous growths of the conjunctiva, a mucous layer that lubricates the eye. The growths occur when the conjunctiva is exposed to excessive sun damage, and the cells grow abnormally over the pupil. As a result of this condition, Saing has difficulty seeing things clearly and a hard time with day-to-day tasks. She used to cook for her daughter's family but finds it too difficult now. When Saing learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for three and half hours seeking treatment. On April 22nd, she will undergo surgery to remove the abnormal conjunctiva from the cornea surface and replace it with a conjunctival graft to prevent a recurrence. CSC is requesting $225 to cover the total cost of her procedure, which includes medications, supplies, and inpatient care for two days. Saing shared, "I hope my eyes stop burning after surgery, and I can go outside and be more independent."

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