Treatment of children with cancer is difficult and uncertain. Children and their entire families need substantial support once they leave the hospital. Mobile Team will provide much-needed support for children across BiH. A psychologist, social worker, pedagogue, and other professionals will provide care, support, and assistance for the more effective reintegration of these young cancer survivors into their local communities. Help them overcome obstacles, reach out and lend a helping hand!
After prolonged isolation, trauma, overwhelming struggle with the cancer diagnosis, and days spent in pain, it is a great challenge to return to a normal life. The routine was lost, many school days were missed, close friends continued with their lives, even siblings became strangers, and there are no programs or professionals to help them cope with all these changes. As one survivor put it, the real battle begins once we finish the hospital treatment.
Mobile Response Team (MRT) will effectively fill the existing hole by providing follow up services to the survivors across Bosnia and Herzegovina. By timely addressing problems in the family, schools, and social services offices, MRT will provide an essential safety net for the survivors. An important function of MRT is the support for grieving families. Needless to say, it is one thing we wish to never have to do, but the statistics are unforgiving: cancer kills 20% of its smallest victims...
Presently, there exist no follow-up system of services for children cancer survivors in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This project will effectively create a nucleus of such a system, and elicit a response from government institutions and general public at large, but more importantly, it will encompass all children cancer survivors under a structured, efficient umbrella of protective services. This project has also been supported by Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF)