Kalkidan Abera

Kalkidan Abera, a paliative care paitent is portrayed at Hospice Ethiopia in Addis Ababa. Jan 24,2020/Maheder Haileselassie/WHPCA

Kalkidan Abera first accessed palliative care for breast cancer, now her pain and symptoms are controlled through palliative care and she volunteers with Hospice Ethiopia.

I am a single mother to twin boys. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I thought my life was over. I worried how I would afford my treatment and care expense, if my illness made me give up my job.

Hospice Ethiopia managed my pain and symptoms and gave me counselling. Now I live pain free and became able to provide for my family. I volunteer as a care giver and counsellor for Hospice Ethiopia, helping others with serious problems like I once had.


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