Melienne is a 35-year-old woman who lives in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She is the mother of a nine-year-old little girl.
She is not currently working but has worked in a hotel and as a street merchant. When she is not working or providing for her daughter, Melienne really enjoys listening to music and singing. She describes it as her passion.
Some time ago, Melienne noticed a mass in her breast but did not pay attention to it since it did not hurt. In January of 2017 she finally went to the hospital and had a biopsy. She was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Melienne will be getting a mastectomy on July 29. Our medical partner, Innovating Health International, is requesting $1,085 to fund this treatment. With this surgery, Melienne will likely be able to be present in her young daughter’s life. She will be able to become more active and start working as well.