Aug 2, 2019

Maria Paula and her mother, more united than ever

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On March 19, 2019 was a day of tension and sadness; after an asthmatic crisis of three days, my daughter's health got worse and I had to take her to the hospital emergency department. A few days later, it was confirmed the diagnosis of acute lymphoid leukemia. We didn’t understand what was happening, because Maria Paula had been a healthy girl.

She started her chemotherapy treatment, and along the way it has been difficult to deal with complications from viruses, fevers, fatigue, in short ... the process has been really painful. I have had to face the fear and anguish of the possibility of loss and I have learned that although we live difficult moments where nothing seems to be right, they do not last forever, they are transitory, and is there, where we have managed to approach and strengthen ourselves in God.

We have been able to see how the joy and positivism of Maria Paula teach and motivate us to move forward.

Living the disease process of my little daughter has strengthened us as a family and strengthened our faith in God.

Before diagnosis, my time was dedicated to work and I had few spaces to share with my daughter, but the time in the hospital have allowed me precious time to share with her, to play and to know her more. I have also had the stillness and time necessary to reflect on the need to forgive.

In this process I met the Colombian Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation. This Foundation supports the Pediatric Oncology service of the Clinic in which my daughter is attended.

The psychologist, as well as a young cancer survivor, have visited us several times. His active listening and emotional support have been important, because we have had really difficult days. Feeling that we are not alone and that there is an institution that seeks our emotional well-being has been a great relief that my daughter and I appreciate.

To other parents who are living a similar situation to mine, I want to say them that everything is possible in God and that we should not wait or ask in our time, because God's calendar is eternal and his life plan is perfect. ”

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May 16, 2019

BIG WARRIORS WON THE BATTLE AGAINST CANCER

a new begginig
a new begginig

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The Colombian Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation has a group of more than 50 young people, who are in active treatment or who have survived the disease. They are an example for others; Some of them have assumed greater leadership and every week they go to the hospitals and give testimony to other teenagers who are newly diagnosed.

Danielle, Andrew and Valentine finished their treatment and managed to overcome cancer. Together with them, we celebrate life, and the beginning of a new career with a thousand goals to achieve, that with an orange ribbon symbolize the completion of a stage and the beginning of something else, each one received a medal and a diploma, congratulating them on his courage, strength, courage, wisdom and empathy towards his friends who have not yet finished, but to whom when he can give them the breath of life.

Danielle is a very cheerful young woman, always happy, during her process she helped other girls to empower themselves despite the loss of her hair, she tells us that her illness was the one she could teach the small and valuable details of life. The best part of her process, she said, was to get closer to her mom, the woman the she loves too much.

 

Andrew, teaches us how to be strong, always comes to group activities, participates and gives encouragement to others. His girlfriend and his mom are very proud of him, as well as a lot and are happy to know that he finally finished his treatment.

 

Finally, Valentina, an extroverted young woman who never stands still, she celebrated something else that has finished the treatment, celebrated having completed 1 year of her bone marrow transplant that says it is as if she had been reborn.

 

They are part of young contact group, and they are life inspirers.

 

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The winners, the warriors
The winners, the warriors
Andrew with the young contact leader
Andrew with the young contact leader
May 3, 2019

THE UNFORGETTABLE CIRCUS DAY IN A HOSPITAL!

The circus team
The circus team

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 April is the month of the children´s celebration and as a foundation we decided to make an unforgettable day to all our warriors, to all those who are hospitalized or those who are receiving the chemotherapy treatment.

It was Wednesday Monday, and the day started with 6 of our volunteers ready to start the activity with the aim to put a smile in their faces including the children youngs and their families.

The hospital circus was the name given to this special activity, so it means that our people had disguised as clowns, acrobats, animals and others.

We started the morning visiting Juan, a 4-year-old boy diagnosed with leukemia; Juan showed us how brave is he, and also showed us the importance of joy, their laughter were unforgettable. Then we went to Mary's room who told us that she had not expected anyone to visit her, she told us that she was very excited to receive the circus in her room.

We want to emphasize that not only did the children and youngsters have fun; we also managed to brighten the moment for the parents and other caregivers who met, danced and played with us until the end of the day.

We also gave gifts to each of the children we visit; these gifts are donations that come to the foundation with which we can make children happy and who can distract them a little.

At the end of the day the beautiful Ana, a 10-year-old girl diagnosed with leukemia, gave us a hug and ask us to come back soon, for her and other children this day was amazing and  we are sure that they will be always in our hearts.

 

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princess Maria
princess Maria
Prince Juan
Prince Juan
happiness
happiness
 
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