Fighting Child Cancer in Mexico for +30 Years

by Casa de la Amistad para Ninos con Cancer
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Fighting Child Cancer in Mexico for +30 Years
Fighting Child Cancer in Mexico for +30 Years
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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Hi! We hope you are doing well :)

This month we had outstanding results and none of them would have been possible without your great sense of commitment, solidarity and care. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Therefore, we would like to share with you a brief report of our work together.

Facts and Stats of Children in Mexico

  • 5,000 diagnostics every year
  • 59.27% without social security
  • 30-60% of survival rate

Results of Our Efforts with Children and Their Families in Mexico

  • 1,221 in active treatment
  • 4,621 in remission (observation)
  • 12,747 in more than 30 years

Now, let’s leave numbers aside and introduce you to a great person who is part of our community: Yessenia’s mom

“CDLA has helped me a lot. It gave me back my faith and hope. My story began in January 2016, when my daughter, my life, told me that her feet, heels and knees were hurting. At first, I thought it was from exercising too much but when I took her to the doctors, they did several tests and diagnosed her with leukaemia. I felt like the world was coming down on me because I also thought I would not be able to cover the expenses, but thank God they sent me to this foundation where they opened the doors to us and now everything is easier. Thank you."

Have a nice day and we'll be in touch!

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Dear [donor first name],

My name is Ángela, I started with a high fever, headache and paleness, my mother took me to the consultation and they gave me many medications, but they did not work for me, the doctors did not know what I had, that was when they decided to take me to the Hospital Infantil Federico Gómez in Mexico City, where they did several studies and took plates, first they controlled my fever and when they gave the results to my mother they confirmed that I had acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

They told her that the treatment was very long and expensive, the social workers at the hospital asked her if they had relatives or someone to get to in the City and she told them that we had no one, that's when they told her that they could send us to Casa de la Amistad, after doing a socioeconomic study, they told her that we could receive support from Casa de la Amistad.

For me and my mother it is very important to have the support of the Institution since we do not have enough resources to treat the disease, transportation is one of the very important supports since without it we would not have a way to cover the expenses to move and we could not continue my treatment.

“My message to the donors is Thank you! For your big heart and for helping more families and us with treatment so we can regain our health”

Ángela

In Casa de la Amistad, we are very grateful for your support and wanted to share with you some of our insights:

  • In Mexico we have 5,000 new cases of childhood cancer every year.
  • Childhood Cancer is the leading cause of death due to illness in children among 5 to 14 years.
  • In Mexico the survival rate oscillates between 30% and 60%.

In 30 years of history, Casa de la Amistad has supported:

  • More than 11,500 low in-come families with child cancer.
  • Currently more than 4,100 children and youth receive follow-up care.
  • Currently more than 1,300 children and youth are under active and integral treatment.

Casa de la Amistad provide free-of-cost cancer medications, lodging, warm nutritional meals, groceries, clothing and educational programs to families affected by pediatric cancer. The support we provide makes oncological treatment possible and gives children their best opportunity of conquering cancer.

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At Casa de la Amistad, we know that 2020 has been a complicated year for everyone, with losses, changes and many challenges; however, something that we have not lost is the desire to continue helping in the fight against Childhood Cancer. We are present and grateful to all the people who make our work possible, people like you.

We know that support can come from any person, place and time and that it is not always easy, that is why our gratitude is always from the heart.

In Casa de la Amistad, we are very grateful for your support and wanted to share with you some of our insights:

  • In Mexico we have 5,000 new cases of childhood cancer every year.
  • Childhood Cancer is the leading cause of death due to illness in children among 5 to 14 years.
  • In Mexico the survival rate oscillates between 30% and 60%.

In 30 years of history, Casa de la Amistad has supported:

  • More than 12,000 low in-come families with child cancer.
  • Currently more than 4,000 children and youth receive follow-up care.
  • Currently more than 1,200 children and youth are under active and integral treatment.

Casa de la Amistad provide free-of-cost cancer medications, lodging, warm nutritional meals, groceries, clothing and educational programs to families affected by pediatric cancer. The support we provide makes oncological treatment possible and gives children their best opportunity of conquering cancer.

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Hector-Photography workshop at Casa de la Amistad
Hector-Photography workshop at Casa de la Amistad

He is Héctor, pure stoicism, two vowels and three consonants, he is Hector, the blue of the sky, the scent of the shepherd and the freshly wet earth; He is Héctor, a haven of calm, an ecstasy of happiness, an instant perpetrated in time; He is Hector, his hands on his hands, his frank eyes, his shrill laughter, the simplicity of life, the little details; He is Hector, a life lesson for you, for me and for the world, he is resilience, strength, loyalty, courage, reminiscences, opportunities.

In Casa de la Amistad, we are very grateful for your support and wanted to share with you some of our insights:

  • In Mexico we have 5,000 new cases of childhood cancer every year.
  • Childhood Cancer is the leading cause of death due to illness in children among 5 to 14 years.
  • In Mexico the survival rate oscillates between 30% and 60%.

In 30 years of history, Casa de la Amistad has supported:

  • More than 11,500 low in-come families with child cancer.
  • Currently more than 4,100 children and youth receive follow-up care.
  • Currently more than 1,300 children and youth are under active and integral treatment.

Casa de la Amistad provide free-of-cost cancer medications, lodging, warm nutritional meals, groceries, clothing and educational programs to families affected by pediatric cancer. The support we provide makes oncological treatment possible and gives children their best opportunity of conquering cancer.

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Casa de la Amistad para Ninos con Cancer

Location: Mexico City - Mexico
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Twitter: @Casadelaamistad
Project Leader:
Duana Polo
Mexico City, Mexico City Mexico

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