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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 December 2011 I started to notice something hard in my breasts and so I decided go and a check on my breasts. I went to Busia District Hospital where the doctor checked me only find that I had breast cancer.When he got me the report I was shocked and my body got weak instantly such that I had no strength to speak. He advised me to have the breast cut before any further spread of the disease.I sought the help of my friends ,brothers and sisters who contributed a substantial amount of money to enable me undergo the operation which was very successful and toaday i have the hope of living longer even without one breast

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  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

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  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Busia District Hospital, Busia, Kenya
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