Feb 25, 2019

KARINA, AN ADOLESCENT MOTHER

Karina with her mother
Karina with her mother

When Karina was going to study the first year of secondary school from Guaxcuaco -where she lives- to Tamán, where the technical secondary school No. 37 is, she took a vehicle in which she traveled approximately 20 minutes. It is in this journey that he met Indalecio, who was a driver of one of these vehicles, ten years older than her. At that time, she was 13 years old and while he was driving, they had the opportunity to talk ... love arose ... A year went by, it was then that Indalecio proposed to go live with him and she accepted. A short time later, Juan was born as a result of that love, when Karina was barely 15 years old.

 Her life passed peacefully, happy with her husband and her child when one day, at 17, Karina felt that she had a discomfort in the gum, thought it was just a canker sore, but the doctor saw her pale and ordered two medical studies He had to carry them out in Tamazunchale, which is an hour's drive from his house in Guaxcuaco. The same day the results were delivered, and the doctor told Indalecio the seriousness of Karina's physical condition and told her that they had to transfer them to the State Capital, to the Central Hospital to be attended. Once in this city, Karina was given a bone marrow aspirate and was diagnosed with two types of Leukemia at the same time: Monoblastic and Myeloblastic. Its severity was such that the doctors feared that the night would not pass. Perhaps if they had had the opportunity to know the signs and symptoms of cancer before, their health would not have been so compromised.She was hospitalized for two months and during that time, when personnel from the Social Work area of AMANC SLP learned about the case, they went to meet her and offered her, her mother and husband our support. 

Fortunately, Karina is responding well to medical treatment and although she has to leave her little Juan in the care of her mother-in-law because of her constant visits to San Luis Potosí to be cared for, she has high hopes of recovering her health very soon so that she can dedicate all of her time to her little son. 

Karina is a great young woman: intelligent, kind and smiling. She helped us give talks about the importance of blood donation among students from different universities to support one of the campaigns that AMANC SLP organizes three times a year in which it is wanted, as well as raising awareness, obtaining many units of that vital component for the children and adolescents we serve. Her testimony impacts among the young people who listen to her, because they realize that we are all exposed to contracting this disease and, that we can face our challenges in life with the courage, attitude and hope that Karina has.

Karina in the garden
Karina in the garden
Karina waiting to give her testimony
Karina waiting to give her testimony
Nov 30, 2018

YAMIRKA, A STORY OF HOPE

Yamirka
Yamirka

Yamirka is a 16 year old girl with many illusions and desire to live. Born in the municipality of Tamuín in the state of San Luis Potosí 6 hours away from the capital, she comes from a family of limited resources composed of her father, Joaquin who works as a day laborer, his mother, Liliana dedicated home and his older brother Leonardo who is studying the last year of high school.

 

The story of Yamirka is about the enormous need to find medical attention in circumstances of poverty as well as hundreds of children and adolescents in our State.

 

 At the beginning of the year 2015, Yamirka went to the local doctor because she felt bad and in the consultation they told her it was an intestinal infection, they gave her a treatment, but there was no improvement, when she returned to the clinic they were laboratory tests that described a probable severe anemia; later she went to the nearest hospital in his community where she was transfused with blood and diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

 

When receiving the difficult news that she had cancer in the blood, on August 17 of that same year her parents moved her to the Central Hospital of the state capital, where the oncology area exists so that she could receive treatment for her illness. It was in this place where Social Workers of the Mexican Association of Aid to Children with Cancer of San Luis Potosí (AMANC SLP) learned of her case and after an interview with her parents, Yamirka began to receive all the support that this institution grants to Improve her quality of life.

 

After three years of having been diagnosed with Leukemia, Yamirka is in AMANC SLP where she could be accompanied in her fight against cancer; in this place she´s supported with food, lodging, medicines, clothes, footwear, dental and psychological service, basic education and transportation as well as the rest of the children and adolescents of limited resources who are assisted in this institution.

 

When we meet Yamirka and the details of her short life, we realize that the most important thing we can do as a society is to support those who need it most, she is a young woman with a lot of desire to live and could only achieve it thanks to the will of people and associations such as AMANC dedicated to improving the lives of patients and their families.

 

Yamirka will continue to fight to recover from her illness and we can take her example to improve as people and not defeat us in the face of adversity.

Yamirka in physical therapy
Yamirka in physical therapy
Sep 4, 2018

ELIUD'S SUCCESS STORY

Eliud in the garden of AMANC SLP
Eliud in the garden of AMANC SLP

The challenges imposed on us by life forge the character of all the people who day after day must get through regardless of the circumstances; This is the case of many children and young people who despite having a young age face the ravages that cause diseases such as cancer.

 Eliud lives in the municipality of El Naranjo, SLP entering the Huasteca area of the state, where he grew up in the company of his 6 sisters, 3 brothers and their parents: Lupita and Alfredo who, despite their low income have been able to keep his family.

 The story of Eliud goes beyond a simple story of overcoming, is an example of success to have recovered from the cancer that attacked him from 10 years. It all started the day his uncle gave him a bicycle with which he went out to play in the company of his friends, however, that same day he had an accident: he fell off his bicycle after having stuck with one of his friends and He buried part of the handlebar in his stomach. In that lesion they discovered a tumor that gave rise to a diagnosis of cancer.

 Eliud is a young man with the firm conviction to overcome and continue living to complete his dreams, always with a positive attitude despite the difficult experience he has had to overcome, with the support of his parents and AMANC had the opportunity to continue with his life project, which, according to his own words, is to finish a career as a civil engineer and combine it with sports, being a fervent follower of the Barcelona soccer team.

 Currently Eliud is 15 years old and the process of his treatment has ended after receiving chemotherapy on several occasions during this time. Now he is in surveillance after having overcome the most difficult stage of his life. Thanks to the timely attention he has received, he will be able to continue his studies and thus fulfill the goals that have been proposed.

 The timely treatment of cancer offers a chance for life for those who need it most, children and young people in this country who do not have the necessary resources. In AMANC SLP we are sure that, with love, respect and professionalism, you can accompany those who face this disease. Our highest recognition for all those who through their donations and their daily work make this noble work possible.

Eliud wearing his Barcelona shirt
Eliud wearing his Barcelona shirt
Eliud at 10 years old
Eliud at 10 years old
 
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