Aug 10, 2021

The Boat We Sail: August 2021 Report

Basilia and Dylan
Basilia and Dylan

Dear Friends,

I am very pleased to have this space to share with you what has been going on with us over these past few months.

As you already know, the COVID-19 storm has made us hoist sails, pull ropes and drop anchors more than ever before. However, thanks to the remarkable unity of all our community –thanks to each and every one of you-, we have managed to keep our boat afloat. What´s more, we even feel like Jack Sparrow in one of those great scenes of his.

Here are some results that say way more than I can say:

General

  • 12,603 families supported to date
  • 4,755 children in present remission
  • 1,262 children in active treatment

July Bonus Day

  • 26 major donors
  • $4,068 usd donated
  • $1,035 usd matched

Testimony

Basilia / Dylan’s Mom / 3 years old / Oaxaca, Mexico / Retinoblastoma

‘Dylan started to feel bad last year so I took him to the health centre.

After several hospitals and studies I was told that he had two tumours and that his little eyes had to be removed. The first thing I thought when I heard the word 'cancer' was that he was going to die.

I was so scared and frightened! I didn't know what to do, so I stopped taking him to the doctor for over 6 months. In January he got very bad and we had to go back. Now, he had to undergo chemotherapy, radiotherapy and a transplant. But, the doctors told me that they were going to do everything they could to get him through this and I have a lot of faith.

The most difficult part of this process was when he had his little eyes surgery because he got scared and was in a lot of pain.

We came to Casa de la Amistad where they are very supportiveas we don't have the resources to pay for such expensive treatment.

Thank you very much!’

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for being part of our crew.

Warm wishes,

Duana Polo

P.D. From September 13 to 17, we will participate in the GlobalGiving ‘Little by Little Campaign’; a five-day crowdfunding event in which all donations up to $50 USD will be matched by 50%. We would be immensely grateful, honoured and excited if you should decide to join us again and encourage your friends and family to do so as well!

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May 10, 2021

Give Mexican Children with Cancer the Gift of Life

Derek :)
Derek :)

Dear friends,

First and foremost, we hope that you and your families are well and healthy!

We are very happy to inform you that, despite current challenges, our project “Give Mexican Children with Cancer the Gift of Life” has been funded.

In Mexico, child cancer is the leading cause of disease-related death among the little ones. Each year, there are around 5,000 new cases and the survival rate is around 50%. However, since 1990, “Casa de la Amistad” (“House of Friendship”) has helped more than 12,700 low-income girls, boys and young people who suffer from cancer in Mexico, by providing a custom-made, comprehensive and free of cost treatment. None of this would have been possible without your help.

We would like to say thank you, to each and every one of you. Thank you, for your great sense of commitment, solidarity and care. Thank you, for supporting our cause and letting us continue our endeavour. Thank you, for every donation that meant a medicine, a bed, a plate of food… a day of gratitude. Thank you, thank you, thank you a million times over!

We sincerely hope that we can continue to collaborate with you and together, give children the gift of life! In order to do so, we invite you to check out our other projects, as well as our website and social networks:

  • Website: www.casadelaamistad.org.mx
  • Facebook: @CasadelaAmistadMexico
  • Twitter: @Casadelaamistad
  • Instagram: @casadelaamistadmex
  • LinkedIn: Casa de la Amistad para Niños con Cáncer, I.A.P.
  • YouTube: Casa de la Amistad para Niños con Cáncer, I.A.P.

 

Kind regards on behalf of our entire community.

 

“If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.”

–Chinese Proverb

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May 10, 2021

Fighting Child Cancer in Mexico for +30 Years

Derek :)
Derek :)

Dear Friends,

First and foremost, we hope that you and your families are well and healthy!

We are very happy to inform you that, despite current challenges, our project “Fighting Child Cancer in Mexico for +30 Years” has been funded.

In Mexico, child cancer is the leading cause of disease-related death among the little ones. Each year, there are around 5,000 new cases and the survival rate is around 50%. However, since 1990, “Casa de la Amistad” (“House of Friendship”) has helped more than 12,700 low-income girls, boys and young people who suffer from cancer in Mexico, by providing a custom-made, comprehensive and free of cost treatment. None of this would have been possible without your help.

We would like to say thank you, to each and every one of you. Thank you, for your great sense of commitment, solidarity and care. Thank you, for supporting our cause and letting us continue our endeavour. Thank you, for every donation that meant a medicine, a bed, a plate of food… a day of gratitude. Thank you, thank you, thank you a million times over!

We sincerely hope that we can continue to collaborate with you and together, give children the gift of life! In order to do so, we invite you to check out our other projects, as well as our website and social networks:

  • Website: www.casadelaamistad.org.mx
  • Facebook: @CasadelaAmistadMexico
  • Twitter: @Casadelaamistad
  • Instagram: @casadelaamistadmex
  • LinkedIn: Casa de la Amistad para Niños con Cáncer, I.A.P.
  • YouTube: Casa de la Amistad para Niños con Cáncer, I.A.P.

 Kind regards on behalf of our entire community.

“If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.”

–Chinese Proverb

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