Dean is a 65-year-old woman with four sons and three daughters. She likes to cook and look after her grandchildren.
Ten years ago, Dean developed a mass near her right ear. In March of this year, the mass became very painful. She could no longer sleep.
When Dean learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for five hours to seek treatment. She was diagnosed with a parotid tumor, an abnormal growth within the salivary glands. On December 2, CSC surgeons performed a parotidectomy to remove the mass. After recovery, Dean will no longer feel pain. CSC is requesting $224 to fund this procedure.
“I hope that I can be better again,” says Dean.