Apr 3, 2018

Support Yulieth and other children with leukemia

Your contribution is essential to accompany children like Yulieth!

Yulieth is one of the girls who is part of the childhood cancer program of the
Colombian foundation of leukemia and lymphoma, she’s 7 years old, she’s cheerful, creative, she loves to paint and draw, she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on September 15, 2017 . 

Her mother manifests that the life of Yulieth and her relatives was transformed, they experienced fear and sadness, but Yulieth in the midst of her pain and tiredness provided them with enough energy to accept that hard situation, after understanding the situation of her daughter she knew that it was time to provide strength and begin their treatment with discipline and positivism.

Funcolombiana has worked with her on the art therapy project at the hospital where she receives treatment, she has always been cheerful, and proactive, she is an extroverted girl who manages to make good relationship with other people for her sincerity and innocence, her family expresses that the foundation came at the most difficult time for them and with the accompaniment of the foundation has been all easier, because through the activities have known other cases of children in the same situation and have understood that the disease is a learning process.

From their treatment, the people around Yulieth wonder how a little girl of 7 years can radiate so much happiness and tranquility being in such a difficult situation, and they have understood that the courage is provided by children, today in the family of Yulieth define her as a warrior from which she learns every day.

Yulieth's mother expresses that now more than ever she values the well-being of her daughter, she says that in the small details she has found happiness, so today she knows that the smile on Yulieth's face is priceless.

Feb 13, 2018

Support young people with cancer

 

Thanks to your contribution we can help the welfare of young people like Juanita!

Juana is one of the teenagers that is part of the young people group of the Colombian Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation. 

She is 16 years old and she was diagnosed on January 31, 2017. Juana recognizes that moment as something difficult, having to face an unknown experience that would completely transform her routine. However, she says that this experience allowed her to recognize the importance of life.

Juana thinks that it was a good fortune to find people on the road who supported her. She expresses that the care of the nurses at the Hospital and the help and company of the Foundation were a fundamental support for her and her mother. The people she met at the process, is considering by she as a teachers for life, because her words of strength and energy allowed her to see life in a different way.

Juanita comments: "I loved the help and the company of the Foundation, since they helped me and my mother financially, and we did very beautiful activities, we did a day of SPA in which I met many wonderful girls. I arrived at the foundation at the Colsubsidio Children's Clinic, where they visited me. " Today Juanita, as we call her affectionately, is participating in the activities we do promoting the well-being of our young people and especially the promotion of enjoying life despite the difficult circumstances that may arise.

Juanita tells the youth and people with cancer: "Despite having these difficult diagnoses we can get ahead, with the valuable support of family, friends and organizations like Funcolombiana, it is not impossible!"

Nov 21, 2017

Support the families of children with cancer

Your contribution is essential to support the families of children with cancer!

The past October 22, we invited children with cancer and their families to our great annual "Celebration of Life" event. The theme chosen this year was "Circus of Joy", with which we invite families not to take life so seriously, to laugh, to play as children and to have fun even in spite of cancer.

The celebration of life is always a wonderful opportunity for children in chemotherapy treatment, to share with their siblings and their parents a nice day outdoors. That was how everyone for a day were jugglers, magicians and acrobats, forgetting about the disease and enjoying a warm family day.

In this activity families find tools so that the center of life of their children is not the disease and they can get fun and wellbeing, enjoying the outdoors was the perfect excuse for the little ones to give us their smiles on a family day.

What do you think of the Celebration to life? Do you have suggestions to improve?

 
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