“For two weeks now, Tabitha - a fruit seller - has not sold a single fruit. Having to bear with a lot of pain, Tabitha has had to take a hiatus,” explains our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF).
“Tabitha, a divorced mother of five, has cancer of the right breast. Tabitha says she noticed a small painless lump in 2014. A year later, thousands spent, numerous tests done, Tabitha reports the lump has been rapidly increasing in size. The lump is also painful,” AMHF continues.
“Tabitha separated from her husband ten years ago. He provides little financial assistance and rarely communicates with the family. For ten years now, Tabitha has provided for her children and nurtured them: they have known her as both mother and father. Tabitha sells fruits in the central part of Kenya. From her earnings, Tabitha supports her mother who’s diabetic and her last born daughter who is just out of high school.”
Tabitha needs a mastectomy to remove her breast, and ensure the cancer does not spread. Treatment will cost $740, but Tabitha has no way of affording the total cost. Fortunately, we can help make it happen.
“We expect after a mastectomy, the risk of cancer spreading to other organs will be halted. Tabitha will be able to resume work and support her family,” AMHF adds.