Jeannette is a 35-year-old woman who lives in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She lives with her husband and her three children. She comes from a big family and has eight brothers and sisters.
Jeannette used to be a street merchant and sold different types of products, although she is not currently working. She is heavily involved in church and enjoys going to events organized by her church. She likes to watch television and stay up to date on current events.
In March of 2016, while nine months pregnant, Jeannette performed a breast examination and felt a lump in her right breast. One month later, the lump in her breast burst and became very painful. Because of the pain, she cannot wash her clothes or cook. Jeannette feels concerned and frustrated.
Jeannette came to our care center, St. Luc Hospital, for a consultation in July of 2016. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in September. She started with chemotherapy right away. After eight sessions, Jeannette will have a mastectomy on April 6.
“Having cancer does not automatically mean death. It is important to think positively and have courage,” shares Jeannette.