66-year-old Inozanne, a native of Haiti, describes herself as a lover of the earth. In fact, she used to earn her living by working with the land—she grew beans and raised cattle on a small patch of land. However, in October of 2016, her house, cattle, and land were destroyed by Hurricane Matthew.
These losses are made all the more financially and emotionally difficult by the fact that Inozanne is also battling breast cancer. In July 2016, she discovered a small mass in her right breast, and she has been receiving chemotherapy since September. However, Inozanne’s doctors have advised her that in order to completely defeat the cancer, she also needs to undergo a mastectomy, or complete removal of her right breast tissue.
Inozanne will receive this surgery on March 18. Unfortunately, she cannot afford to pay for it on her own. For $1,085, we can fully sponsor Inozanne’s mastectomy, as well as her lab tests, two-day hospital stay, and roundtrip travel to the medical center.
Receiving this mastectomy will not only decrease the pain that Inozanne feels in her chest, but will also allow her to support her large family once more. Once fully recovered, she would like to begin a new career selling cooking ingredients. Let’s make sure this resilient woman has the chance to pursue all of these goals.