I heard about the Pink October activities from the radio, that’s why I came to the Rex; I arrived in Fianarantsoa yesterday morning for the Pap test and I had a mammogram done today, because I worry about my health. I spent all my savings to come here, between the travel expenses and the meals, but I don’t care about that. I would rather come to the Rex for a screening; I am not scared of it: it’s important to know everything about one’s health. I feel safe here, and I want to come back. I’ve been taught a lot about women’s health, especially the breast self-exam, and when I’ll come home I’ll teach it to my daughters and explain everything to them. All the staff is very kind and the doctors are nice, too.

The most important things to do, in my opinion, are the mammogram and the Pap test: they don’t hurt and they don’t take a long time. Even after this month, I invite all the women in Fianarantsoa to come to the Rex. You have to take care of your health, because we as women have a very important role in our families and we need to take care of ourselves.

You shouldn’t be scared

Finally, I would like to thank those responsible for this project: you really take care of the poor, you give us new life, because if we were ill we would have to spend so much more than we do now. I’m glad I have to come back to the Rex to get the results of my tests. Thank you so much to all the wonderful staff!