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Success! Elda from Haiti raised $1,500 for breast cancer treatment.

Elda
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Elda's treatment was fully funded on January 1, 2016.

Photo of Elda post-operation

February 19, 2016

Elda received her final round of chemotherapy to treat breast cancer.

“Elda is [on track for] her life to be improved after receiving the treatment,” her doctor shares. “She will be able to do more than what she could do before. She is mentally strong and really motivated to live her life like everyone’s life.”

“She feels good sometimes she has pain under her shoulder, but she looks very well,” the staff at Project Medishare continues. “She and her family said that they already see the difference because of knowing that she doesn’t have cancer anymore. She is excited to open a business even it’s not a big one, so she will be able live her life peacefully with her family.”

"Elda is [on track for] her life to be improved after receiving the treatment," her doctor shares. "She will be able to do more than what sh...

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December 3, 2015

49-year-old Elda lives in Haiti with her two children – a 16-year-old son and a 22-year-old daughter. Our medical partner, Project Medishare (PM), explains that in 2005, Elda’s husband died in a car accident. Since then, Elda has been the sole provider for her children, supporting her family by selling motor bikes and auto parts.

In 2008, Elda noticed a growing lump in her breast and sought medical advice. She was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent surgery to remove the tumor.

“Six years later Elda had another surgery to remove a growing mass in the same breast and receive chemotherapy,” PM continues.

It’s been about one year since Elda’s surgery and PM tells us that Elda is doing well. However, in order to be completely cancer-free, Elda needs one final round of radiotherapy.

$1,500 covers the cost of Elda’s radiation therapy as well as her travel arrangements to the Dominican Republic, where her treatment will take place.

After years of battling cancer, this treatment will allow her to finally enjoy a healthy life. PM shares, “Elda is excited to finish with the treatment, build a small boutique, and live her life in peace by the sea.”

49-year-old Elda lives in Haiti with her two children -- a 16-year-old son and a 22-year-old daughter. Our medical partner, Project Medishar...

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Elda's Timeline

  • November 20, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Elda received treatment at Instituto Oncologico Regional del Cibao. in Haiti. 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.

  • December 3, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Elda was submitted by Vince DeGennaro, Medical Director at Project Medishare.

  • January 1, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Elda's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 1, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Elda's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 19, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Elda's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Thein is a 42-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her husband, son, daughter, mother-in-law and step-granddaughter in Palu Village, Myawaddy Township, Karen State, Burma. Thein’s husband is still recovering from an illness and is also looking after her as her caregiver. Her mother-in-law has impaired vision and is looked after by her children. Her two children stopped going to school in 2020, when schools closed due to COVID-19. After the coup in February 2021, their school never reopened. Thein works as a day laborer and as a farmer, but she has not been able to plant anything this year. In December 2021, she and her family had to flee their village for a month due to armed clashes in their village. After they were able to return, Thein was too scared to go to her farmland since she had been told that the area around the village is full of landmines. It has been a very difficult time for their family as Thein’s house was also destroyed during the armed clashes in their village. They are currently living with Thein’s mother-in-law, whose house partially survived the recent violence and destruction. Thein's family currently lives off of donations that Palu villagers receive as internally displaced peoples (IDPs), and the rice they harvested last year before they had to flee. Since July 2021, Thein has been experiencing backpain when she sits or lays down. She feels better when she is standing or walking. After she eats, she feels bloated and uncomfortable. She has been diagnosed with large abdominal endometriosis. She has been advised to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy, the surgical removal of her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Thein's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. Fortunately, Thein is scheduled to undergo her hysterectomy on July 20th. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Once recovered she will no longer be in pain and will be able to sit and lie down comfortably. Despite the hard moment they are in, Thein tries to stay hopeful about rebuilding her life: “When I recover fully, I want to go back to work so that I can earn money. I want to rebuild my house and live there with my family.”

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