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Breast Cancer Treatment for Kayceia

$2,305 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 63 people in 5 months
In August of 2017, my friend Kayceia Stephenson, who lives in Kingston, Jamaica, was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in her right breast. After a bout of depression, denial and disbelief she decided to fight for her life. With financial constraints, Kay hosted 2 fundraisers (fish fries).  She was unable to break even, the last fish fry put her in more debt. To say Kay  feels devastated is an understatement.  To date, my friend has not started  any form of treatment, even changing her eating habits have been a challenge because of a lack of funds.  Kay was schedule to undergo a segmental mastectomy in  March, 2018 and radiation therapy afterwards.  The surgery has been postponed because she can not afford her medical bills.

Currently, good days are spent working between 12 - 14 hours, and the bad ones are spent  in pain, dismay, and depression. With all she is going through Kay is still expected to show up for work even when she is experiencing immense pain. 

Kay grew up in an abusive household and had a challenging life but like the phoenix  that she is she has always been able to rise from the ashes and spread her wings.  In the past she has been able to rebound from adversities independently.  This time I know that Kay can use our financial assistance to fight breast cancer.

For more on Kayceia's story please se the article below  which appeared in the Our Jamaica series.

m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1086596951483910&substory_index=0&id=3446427

Karen C. Tomlinson
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Here is the video I promised.
Video of Kay on TV
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My Friend Kay is an advocate against sexual abuse. She has appeared on television shows and radio station across her native country demanding that the law protect the most vulnerable citizens, that being the girl child. Since being diagnosed with cancer, Kay has been overwhelmed with trying to deal with her health issues and her finances. In fact, she had put her advocacy work on hold in order to take care of her health. Today I spoke with Kay and she informed me that she will resume her advocacy work. by writing letters to elected representatives and the relevant government institutions. Demanding protection for the girl child is Kay's passion and although she desperately needs assistance she is still helping others. I will try to share a video of her doing advocacy work below. Please donate whatever you can towards Kay's treatment. Thank you all so much for dropping by and reading about Kayceia.
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