Polette is a 58-year-old woman from Haiti. She has a daughter and two sons. They live together, along with Polette’s mother and brother. Polette works as a street merchant to support her family.
In November of 2015, Polette noticed a small mass in one of her breasts. Polette visited the doctor and was diagnosed with breast cancer. In August of 2016, Polette began chemotherapy treatment at St. Luc Family Hospital, our medical partner’s care center. To ensure the cancer is completely gone, Polette has decided to undergo mastectomy surgery.
Polette will undergo surgery on March 17 at St. Luc Family Hospital. Our medical partner, Innovating Health International, is asking for $1,085 to cover the cost of her surgery, medication, and labs.
After her operation, Polette is looking forward to going back to work and helping her children pursue their academic endeavors.