Credit: Dr. John Carroll
Via his Peoria Journal Star blog, Dispatches from Haiti, Dr. John Carroll writes: Keket and the Law. Excerpt:
This pretty lady showed up in the Robillard clinic the other day. She walked with her sixty year old father for hours in the rain to get here in this unusually wet Haitian December. She is 23 years old and the oldest of 10 children. And she is six months pregnant with her second child.
Her name is Kettlie Noel. But her nickname is Keket and that is what I will call her in this post. (Keket signed an agreement with a Haitian nurse present saying she agreed posting her story on the internet along with her picture.) In fact she said she wants her story known because she wants to be a “witness” to God’s grace when she is cured. She has no doubt that she will beat this problem because of God’s intercession.
She talked to me with an accent of “moun andeyo” (country people) from northern Haiti. I really needed to pay attention to her Creole accent when she said, “I want to be a witness for people who have cancer to give them hope.”
Keket is married and lives with her husband and two-year old up high in the mountains east of here in a little village named Toussaint. She and fourteen other people live in a shack with a dirt floor. She delivered her first baby lying on sheets on this floor with the help of a Haitian midwife.
Keket told me that she has a problem. She said that three years ago she developed a breast mass in her left breast. It slowly became larger. In 2012 Keket told me her breast broke open and drained pus.
This is a long post, and you'd better read the whole thing. But be advised that it has another photo of Keket that will make you close your eyes and catch your breath.