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Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Breast Cancer

In the month of February this year my daughter was diagnoised of breast cancer which had reached an advanced level and so the only thing that had to be done was to cut off the left breast that had developed the cancer before it spread to the right breast. This made my daughter Kelly feel so ashamed of her self. She wasn't confident walking in public and so she avoided people. Many thanks to her uncle Methuselah who sacrificed his money to buy for her an artificial breast which it exactly the same size as the right one so that everytime she goes out, she wears it and or so that no one can realise that she only has one breast.

Related

  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Events like these happen:

rarely
   
often

Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel happy
  • This story makes me feel indifferent
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • This story relates to freedom
  • This story relates to fun
  • This story relates to fun
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: 48 Estate, Busia, Kenya
Map of BREAST CANCER
 
This story describes a...
broad need
specific
solution
specific
problem
The story is about...
social
relations
economic
opportunity
physical
well-being
 
 
Who benefited from what
happened in the story...
nobody
the wrong
people
the right
people
What type of change is your story about?
it requires a
continuous effort
temporary
change
lasting
change
 
 
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Portions of this framework are licensed from Cognitive Edge. For more information see www.sensemaker-suite.com