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Louise from Kenya raised $740 to treat breast cancer.

Louise
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Louise's treatment was fully funded on September 8, 2015.

Photo of Louise post-operation

September 15, 2015

Louise received treatment for breast cancer.

“Louise underwent a successful mastectomy,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “She is recovering well and due to the timely treatment, Louise will only need a few sessions of chemo and radiotherapy. Louise is very happy that the cancer was removed and that soon she will no longer suffer shoulder pain. She will be able to work on her farm and take care of herself.”

“Thank you for helping me get treated,” Louise shares. “I and my family are very grateful.”

"Louise underwent a successful mastectomy," shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. "She is recovering well and d...

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August 12, 2015

Meet Louise, a 75-year-old grandmother from Kenya! When she was younger, Louise worked very hard to save enough money to purchase a small plot of farmland. According to our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), Louise now uses this land “to plant potatoes for her own consumption and sell any surplus at the local market.” However, due to breast cancer, Louise is no longer able to farm as much as she would like to.

After discovering a growing lump in her right breast, Louise visited AMHF’s clinic and was diagnosed with breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women, although the exact causes of the disease are not known. This cancer—which usually originates in the innermost part of the breast (where milk is produced)—may present itself in the form of a lump, a rash, redness or other unusual changes in the breast area.

In addition to her cancer, Louise is also experiencing shoulder pain that “makes it difficult for Louise to work on the farm,” AMHF states.

“Luckily, tests have shown that the cancer has not progressed aggressively over the last few years,” AMHF reports. “If treated soon, there is a very high chance that all of the cancer can be removed and Louise will not be at risk of the cancer spreading to her other organs.”

With $740, Louise will receive a mastectomy to remove her right breast. As Louise has locally advanced breast cancer, this is an effective treatment to remove the cancerous tissue and prevent the problem from returning. Included as part of her treatment, Louise will receive six days of intensive hospital care to ease her into a safe recovery.

Following her treatment and recovery, “We expect that Louise will be able to work on her farm again,” states AMHF.

Indeed, after regaining her strength, Louise fully plans to return to farming her land once again. She shares, “I like being able to take care of myself. However, with this increasing shoulder pain, I can no longer work on my farm.”

Meet Louise, a 75-year-old grandmother from Kenya! When she was younger, Louise worked very hard to save enough money to purchase a small pl...

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Louise's Timeline

  • August 12, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Louise was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • August 12, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Louise received treatment. 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.

  • September 1, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Louise's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 8, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Louise's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 15, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Louise. Read the update.

Funded by 23 donors

Funded by 23 donors

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