“Life continues, so you should too.” This idea has been a source of much-needed strength for Midlyne, a 35-year-old woman from Haiti who has been living with breast cancer for several years.
Midlyne earns money to support herself and her two teenaged daughters by selling used clothes (pèpè) as a street merchant. She enjoys the process of selling clothes, and she also loves watching TV dramas in her spare time.
In December of 2015, Midlyne felt a small lump in her right breast. Over time, the lump began to swell and to cause her great discomfort. After a biopsy in January of 2016, Midlyne was diagnosed with breast cancer. Simple actions are now very painful, making it impossible for Midlyne to perform many of her domestic chores, from washing clothes to grinding spices. She has also lost her appetite.
In December, Midlyne began chemotherapy, which decreased the number of cancerous cells in her body. However, her doctors have told her that in order to completely beat the cancer, she will also need to undergo a mastectomy, scheduled for March 18.
Midlyne cannot afford to pay for this operation on her own. For $1,085, we can sponsor this life-saving procedure, as well as her lab tests, two-day hospital stay, and roundtrip travel to the medical facility.
Once her health is restored, Midlyne looks forward to returning to commerce, and to one day expanding her business. Let’s give her the chance she deserves to pursue those dreams.