Help 71 Young Colombians who fight against Cancer!

by Fundacion Colombiana de Leucemia y Linfoma
Help 71 Young Colombians who fight against Cancer!
Help 71 Young Colombians who fight against Cancer!
Help 71 Young Colombians who fight against Cancer!
Help 71 Young Colombians who fight against Cancer!
Help 71 Young Colombians who fight against Cancer!
Help 71 Young Colombians who fight against Cancer!
Help 71 Young Colombians who fight against Cancer!
Help 71 Young Colombians who fight against Cancer!
Help 71 Young Colombians who fight against Cancer!
Help 71 Young Colombians who fight against Cancer!
Help 71 Young Colombians who fight against Cancer!
Help 71 Young Colombians who fight against Cancer!
Help 71 Young Colombians who fight against Cancer!
Help 71 Young Colombians who fight against Cancer!
Help 71 Young Colombians who fight against Cancer!
Help 71 Young Colombians who fight against Cancer!
Help 71 Young Colombians who fight against Cancer!
Help 71 Young Colombians who fight against Cancer!
Help 71 Young Colombians who fight against Cancer!
Help 71 Young Colombians who fight against Cancer!
Help 71 Young Colombians who fight against Cancer!
Help 71 Young Colombians who fight against Cancer!
Help 71 Young Colombians who fight against Cancer!
Help 71 Young Colombians who fight against Cancer!

Thanks to your support, we can contribute to the well-being of young people with cancer!

Angie is 19 years old and is part of the Young People in Contact group of the Colombian Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation. She was diagnosed with Acute Leukemia in the first trimester of 2020.

Our contact with Angie throughout this time has been virtual and by phone due to the Covid-19 pandemic. By this means we have listened to her, we have encouraged her and we have resolved doubts and concerns about her process.

Angie received a bone marrow transplant as part of her treatment and her doctor has already authorized her to return to her hometown Villavicencio. This makes her very excited and happy, because she misses her family, her pet and the beautiful landscapes of her city. Angie is counting the days until she returns home and takes the opportunity to thank the Young people in Contact group in a special way, for their welcome and support. For her, they were excellent treatment partners who helped her understand that she was not alone in this disease process.

Without hesitation, this beautiful young woman hopes to be able to become a volunteer for the Foundation at some point, to give back for the valuable support received for her and her family.

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Thanks to your support, we continue to strengthen our support for young people with cancer!

Lizeth is 17 years old and was diagnosed with medulloblastoma in 2019. A month ago she successfully completed her treatment, so she feels happy and fortunate to be able to resume her life project.

Lizeth remembers with gratitude the valuable support of the Colombian Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation, that during the long hospitalizations, they provided emotional support, reading activities and laughter therapy.                                      In 2020, which has been different due to the Covid-19 pandemic, he has also been able to feel the closeness of the Foundation, due to the possibility of participating in virtual activities with other young people with cancer, with whom he identifies in a special way.

This young woman participated last month in a makeup workshop that she enjoyed a lot, where she was able to use a beauty kit donated by one of our allies. At the end of the workshop, she expressed that despite all the changes caused by the disease and the treatment, she feels beautiful and happy.

 

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Thanks to your contribution we continue supporting young people with cancer!

Daniela is part of the Youth in Contact group of the Colombian Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation, she is 23 years old and she was diagnosed with acute leukemia a few weeks before the health emergency that the country is experiencing due to COVID-19 began.

This situation has not allowed us to visit Daniela in the hospital, but it has not prevented us from sharing with her and other young people in treatment, through video calls.

This is how some Fridays of the month we have a virtual appointment with young people where we share the emotions and feelings associated not only with the diagnosis, but also with the particular situation that the world is experiencing due to Covid-19.

Despite the fact that cancer patients before the pandemic already wore a mask and had to comply with certain isolation measures, it is still difficult for them to manage loneliness mainly, due to the restriction on visits, even of their loved ones.

Aware of the importance of self-care, the young people promised to have virtual meetings, where they propose new things to feed the mind and spirit.

This is how film forum Fridays, meditation Fridays and sharing Fridays arise, the latter to talk about any topic, other than cancer.

The most recent Friday of sharing was very fun, we found out that Daniela is an athlete and a Harry Potter fan; also that Ricardo and Daniel studied at the same school, not knowing that they would meet again, but this time as leukemia patients

Sharing with young people in treatment fills us with inspiration to move forward #JuntosPorLaVida

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Thanks to your contribution we can contribute to the well-being of young people like Maikel!

Maikel is a 23 year old with Venezuelan nationality, linked to the youth group of the Colombian Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation.

He was diagnosed with acute leukemia and receives care at a specialized center in the city of Bogotá.

Maikel says that living with leukemia has been an unknown and painful experience. He misses his family, especially his daughter, whom he wishes to teach her to walk and ride a bicycle.

In his hospitalizations he has received our support, from health professionals, as well as from other young survivors with whom he has shared games, workshops, conversations and words of encouragement and motivation.

With the workshops we want Maikel to take advantage of his time taking readings, French classes and art therapy to his room.

A few weeks ago Maikel received a visit from his brother, and asked him to deliver a letter to his wife and daughter, in this one he observes in large print: «Je vous aime» - I love them.

His brother says goodbye with a big hug.

Maikel thanked the foundation for all the support received, in the middle of the painful process not only for having cancer but also for being away from his country and his loved ones, he feels very welcome and loved by God.

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Thanks to your support we can contribute to the well-being of young people with cancer!

 

Ana is part of the group of young people in contact with the Colombian Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation, she is 18 years old and was diagnosed with Acute Leukemia in 2018. After doing her treatment and getting a good response, this year she received the sad news that his illness came back.

Ana was devastated to have to start over, in addition, for having reached the age of majority, she was changed to another hospital and this was also difficult to assimilate. However, not everything was bad, since other young patients like her who are part of Young People in Contact, visited her and invited her to participate in her support network.

Ana was able to share her experience with them and listen to the stories and experiences of other young people who like her, were in treatment or had survived cancer. This unexpected support meant a great motivation for Ana, who now knows that she is not alone. She now has valuable friends ... friends for life, who live a similar experience and who are willing to lift her when their spirits decline.

Laughs, jokes and games are heard in the hospital corridors... they are the young people with cancer who despite the illness, love life and have not forgotten to smile.

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Fundacion Colombiana de Leucemia y Linfoma

Location: Bogota - Colombia
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Twitter: @LeucemiaLinfoma
Project Leader:
YOLIMA MENDEZ
Bogota, Bogota Colombia
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