Oct 20, 2020

Lizeth, a beautiful and happy survivor

Thanks to your support, we continue to strengthen our support for young people with cancer!

Lizeth is 17 years old and was diagnosed with medulloblastoma in 2019. A month ago she successfully completed her treatment, so she feels happy and fortunate to be able to resume her life project.

Lizeth remembers with gratitude the valuable support of the Colombian Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation, that during the long hospitalizations, they provided emotional support, reading activities and laughter therapy.                                      In 2020, which has been different due to the Covid-19 pandemic, he has also been able to feel the closeness of the Foundation, due to the possibility of participating in virtual activities with other young people with cancer, with whom he identifies in a special way.

This young woman participated last month in a makeup workshop that she enjoyed a lot, where she was able to use a beauty kit donated by one of our allies. At the end of the workshop, she expressed that despite all the changes caused by the disease and the treatment, she feels beautiful and happy.

 

What do you think of these activities? Would you like to contribute to this project for the benefit of young people with cancer?

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Oct 6, 2020

Emily is a happy, intelligent and strong girl

Emily is 3 years old, she is a happy, intelligent and curious girl. She loves to dance and share with other children. In March Emily was diagnosed with acute leukemia, of course her mother and the whole family were filled with fear and uncertainty, not only for receiving an unexpected diagnosis in her little daughter, but for having to start cancer treatment in the middle of the health emergency due to Covid-19.

Emily started her treatment and despite biosecurity protocols, she caught COVID-19. Her mother not only had one reason to be worried, now there were two. The girl had to assume the respective quarantine in the hospital. During those long days of isolation, our psychologist maintained telephone contact with the mother, to provide emotional support and hope in the midst of difficulties.

Fortunately, Emily's recovery was very fast and after 14 days she was able to restart her chemotherapy treatment. One of the medical recommendations was not to use public transport service, because it is likely that the contagion has occurred there, because of this, from the Foundation we have contributed with a private transport service for the girl and her mother. In this way they have been able to move home-hospital, hospital-home and it has been safer and more comfortable.

The health emergency continues and every day we have more children requiring support with transportation services. Would you like to contribute in the private transportation of Emily and other children with cancer?

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Jun 20, 2020

Virtual meetings

Thanks to your contribution we continue supporting young people with cancer!

Daniela is part of the Youth in Contact group of the Colombian Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation, she is 23 years old and she was diagnosed with acute leukemia a few weeks before the health emergency that the country is experiencing due to COVID-19 began.

This situation has not allowed us to visit Daniela in the hospital, but it has not prevented us from sharing with her and other young people in treatment, through video calls.

This is how some Fridays of the month we have a virtual appointment with young people where we share the emotions and feelings associated not only with the diagnosis, but also with the particular situation that the world is experiencing due to Covid-19.

Despite the fact that cancer patients before the pandemic already wore a mask and had to comply with certain isolation measures, it is still difficult for them to manage loneliness mainly, due to the restriction on visits, even of their loved ones.

Aware of the importance of self-care, the young people promised to have virtual meetings, where they propose new things to feed the mind and spirit.

This is how film forum Fridays, meditation Fridays and sharing Fridays arise, the latter to talk about any topic, other than cancer.

The most recent Friday of sharing was very fun, we found out that Daniela is an athlete and a Harry Potter fan; also that Ricardo and Daniel studied at the same school, not knowing that they would meet again, but this time as leukemia patients

Sharing with young people in treatment fills us with inspiration to move forward #JuntosPorLaVida

What do you think of our support program for young people with cancer? How would you like to contribute?

 
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