This project will support 55 young people between 15 and 25 years diagnosed with cancer and a group of survivors, who through Youth Programme of the FCL, are intended to provide moral, psychological and emotional support patients in treatment.This is done through social networking sites, through phone calls, home visit of patients and monthly recreational activities in the hands of the leaders of the group which in turn participate in international activities with other foundations and network.
Cancer is a disease of the strongest that exist around the world and cope with the diagnosis and treatment is a difficult task to overcome. The youth people are fully aware of the gravity of this situation and are isolated from their social group. In Colombia there are not many institutions that address these situations, so the FCL works with the experience of survivors to create activities that fight pain, anger, fear and other emotions associated with the process of living with cancer.
The Youth Programme of the FCL aims to give comfort and support from the experiences and characteristics of the disease between the survivors' experiences. These leaders are an example and living proof that you can fight and succeed; therefore are responsible for making contact on social networks, phone calls, or home visits to hospital patients and monthly recreational activities that motivate and encourage in their treatment visits.
The long-term impact of this project will be reflected in the reduction of the psychological effects of cancer in young patients (anxiety and depression) and will promote from experience of the survivers how they can cope with the disease and treatment to improve prognosis.