Mary

Ever mounting costs...

Early in 2016, Mary's mother, Ama, took her to their local hospital suspecting that she was suffering from Malaria. After a lump was found in Mary's abdomen, she was referred to Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, one of the few hospitals in the country which has the expertise to diagnose cancer in children. Mary was diagnosed with Wilms' tumour, a type of kidney cancer. She was given chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy treatment which in total lasted for 26 weeks. The trips, stays in hospital and treatments have been very expensive and resulted in a devastating loss of income for the family, who are expecting their second child.

World Child Cancer support patients like Mary with treatment and transport costs to relieve some of this financial burden.