“I want to be well, take care of my kids, and join in campaigns on cancer awareness,” shares Beatrice, a 34-year-old mother of two from Kenya. Last July, Beatrice was diagnosed with cancer in her left breast. According to our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), Beatrice has undergone a few sessions of chemotherapy, which have left her “experiencing fatigue and pain.” This diagnosis has also seriously affected her daily life, prohibiting her from working as a shopkeeper. As a result, her children are currently living with their grandmother.
Chemotherapy sessions have drained Beatrice’s family’s savings. Due to her inability to work, Beatrice now depends solely on her husband’s earnings as a mechanic. In order for Beatrice to continue receiving the treatment she needs from AIC Kijabe Hospital, she will need financial assistance. Without a mastectomy, there is risk of the cancer spreading to other parts of Beatrice’s body. For $740, Beatrice will receive the mastectomy that she needs.
WK is optimistic that after the treatment, “risk of cancer spreading to other parts of Beatrice’s body will be reduced and she will be able to take care of her family again.”