Naomi is a 34-year-old woman who lives with her brother and son in Kenya. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2016 after feeling a lump in her breast early this year.
“Naomi used to work as a house helper in the Middle East, [and] she used to send all of her earnings to her mother for upkeep of her son,” our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), tells us. “She has since stopped working and has no means of earning a living. She requires mastectomy to reduce the risk of cancer spreading to other parts of her body. She thus needs financial help to meet the bill.”
For $740, Naomi will undergo a mastectomy to remove her left breast. Funding also covers the costs of six days of hospital care, pain medicine, and blood tests. Her family is contributing $160 to cover additional costs associated with her care.
After the surgery, AMHF tells us, “Naomi will have reduced risks of cancer spreading to other parts of her body.”
Naomi looks forward to a successful surgery. “I want to raise cancer awareness and to get well to provide for my son and mother,” she shares.