Marie is a 62-year-old woman who lives in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She has experienced many hardships in her life but has persevered with the love and support of friends and family.
In the beginning of 2016, Marie felt a little mass on her left breast. Eventually, this lump become painful and bothersome, leading her to get biopsies at two separate hospitals—but she never received the results.
Finally, she was referred to our medical partner’s hospital, St. Luc Family Hospital, where she was diagnosed with breast cancer and began chemotherapy.
After a few months of chemotherapy, Marie will undergo a mastectomy on March 2. This operation will remove all the breast tissue and should give Marie her health back. The treatment will cost $1,085.
Marie’s son, James, has been her attentive caretaker as she fights this disease. He says, “Cancer is an illness of patience and courage. Always encourage them and keep on praying.”