Alourde is a 45-year-old married woman who lives in the southern province of Haiti. She is the mother of a 22-year-old son and a 12-year-old daughter. She grew up in a large family with nine siblings.
Alourde used to work as a street merchant, selling candy and sweet treats in front of schools. Due to family difficulties, Alourde didn’t have the opportunity to attend school growing up. Now, she is a stay-at-home mother. She likes watching television with her family.
A few years ago, Alourde felt a painful lump in her left breast. Once she gathered the funds, she went to the hospital, had a biopsy, and was diagnosed with cancer.
In October of 2016, with the help of our medical partner, Innovating Health International, Alourde started chemotherapy. On March 18, as part of her continuing treatment, Alourde will get a mastectomy. This operation will remove her breast tissue and should improve her overall health. Our medical partner is asking for $1,085 to cover the procedure. Your donation will help pay for surgeons, anesthesiologists, laboratory tests, medication, and two nights of hospital stay.
After her operation, Alourde hopes to relax and see her kids grow. Speaking about her condition, she shares, “Don’t be discouraged. It’s not your fault, we are all only human.”