The GIVING HOPE FOUNDATION is a non – profit organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of life and addressing Mental Health Issues in both adults and children diagnosed with cancer, suicide and other chronic illnesses in Guyana.
The GHF will work to ensure that all patients and their relatives that are diagnosed with cancer will have access to appropriate Cancer and Mental Health Care Services.
Creating Pathways, for Care, Hope and Support…
Dr. Latoya Shonell Gooding was born on the 17th of November, 1988 in the mining town of Bartica found in the Cuyuni Mazaruni region, Guyana. During her early years, she attended St. John the Baptist Primary School in Bartica but left her hometown and her family to attend high school in the city.
As a student of Central High School, she was unsure if her place in the world but had a fair idea of what she wanted to do in life. At age 17, she started working at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation but resigned after obtaining a scholarship to study Medicine in Cuba. On her return, she continued working under the healthcare system but this time as a medical practitioner. She is currently pursuing her masters in Oncology in Brazil and is working assiduously with the Giving Hope Foundation, an organization she founded, to help raise awareness and funds for treatment for persons living with cancer.