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!

 


Your support for young people with cancer allows us to contribute to your process!

Sergio is a boy diagnosed with lymphoblastic lymphoma, after spending some months of physical exhaustion without understanding what illness he had, he finally diagnosed on April 21, 2017 after having exams and afternoons of uncertainty, the doctor told him that he had a malignant tumor and the next step should be to start chemotherapy, Sergio says that at that time, he did not understand clearly what his illness was about, nor did he understand that it was chemotherapy, but the trust in his family allowed him to begin his medical process seeking to feeling better every day .

For Sergio this process has been full of learnings, he says that through his experience he learned that cancer should not be related to death immediately because if patients are diagnosed in time, they can hope to live and have good results.

He believes that their greater learning was to learn to eat better and listen more to the recommendations of those who love him, today he knows more than ever that he is a strong boy capable of facing any difficulty.

Sergio remembers that he came to the foundation by the person who represents the organization in the Hospital where he has taken his treatment, he says that what he remembers from the first time he saw her was her smile and happiness. Sergio says that one of the biggest gains he had to know the foundation was the psychological support for him and his family, he has also been a beneficiary of the “Recargate” program, in which they received financial support for transportation in situations where parents can’t solve these expenses.

Sergio's message for all children and young people who have similar diagnoses is that at the time of receiving a sad news like it is to have cancer, it’s necessary to seek help and can rely on foundations and organizations that want to provide welfare in the process of disease.

Today Sergio is resuming his school life, he feels happy, full of expectation and gratitude for this year of learning that has allowed him to understand life from another place!

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Thanks to your contribution we can help the welfare of young people like Juanita!

Juana is one of the teenagers that is part of the young people group of the Colombian Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation. 

She is 16 years old and she was diagnosed on January 31, 2017. Juana recognizes that moment as something difficult, having to face an unknown experience that would completely transform her routine. However, she says that this experience allowed her to recognize the importance of life.

Juana thinks that it was a good fortune to find people on the road who supported her. She expresses that the care of the nurses at the Hospital and the help and company of the Foundation were a fundamental support for her and her mother. The people she met at the process, is considering by she as a teachers for life, because her words of strength and energy allowed her to see life in a different way.

Juanita comments: "I loved the help and the company of the Foundation, since they helped me and my mother financially, and we did very beautiful activities, we did a day of SPA in which I met many wonderful girls. I arrived at the foundation at the Colsubsidio Children's Clinic, where they visited me. " Today Juanita, as we call her affectionately, is participating in the activities we do promoting the well-being of our young people and especially the promotion of enjoying life despite the difficult circumstances that may arise.

Juanita tells the youth and people with cancer: "Despite having these difficult diagnoses we can get ahead, with the valuable support of family, friends and organizations like Funcolombiana, it is not impossible!"

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Thanks to your contribution, the youth program inspires dreams and life!

We love that you continue to contribute with our cause. Your contribution allows that Colombian Foundation of Leukemia and Lymphoma give hope and joy in every encounter that we have with a young with cancer. With your donation, you increase the chances of young people being cared and listened by a willing and warm professional staff.

In our meetings, we have the opportunity to talk with youngs and learn about their fears, joys and dreams; It is a wonderful opportunity to encourage them to move forward with their lives despite the diagnosis.

Juan received a diagnosis of osteosarcoma, and because of this he suffered the amputation of his left leg, nevertheless his love for football helped him recover. He had the great opportunity to meet Messi, one of the most famous players in the world and this meeting motivated him to move forward. On the other hand, Lina is a professional dancer and her love for dance gave her strength to achieve an amazing recovery and resume her activities helping other patients to express their emotions, also through dance.

Maria, despite the diagnosis of Leukemia, had the opportunity to travel to Mexico and meet her favorite youtuber.

These are just some of the stories we know in Funcolombiana and that fill us with enthusiasm to continue working with and for them.

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Juan today
Juan today

Thanks to your contribution our Youth program continues to support young people with cancer.

Juan Daniel is one of the young people who is part of Funcolombiana's volunteer group, his experience when he was diagnosed in Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2015, motivated him to meet other young people and share his experience.

As a young man, he recognized that losing his independence was very difficult: He had to change his habits, his schedules and also rethinking his plans. All this things generated in him a strong desire to tell his story and ensure that cancer takes away many things, less his desire to live a fullness and enjoy his youth.

He lived hard moments, in which the doctors told his family that he had not improved and that the opportunities were slowly coming to an end, although he wanted to plan and have everything under control, lymphoma permeated everything in his life. At the end, In the year 2016, he achieved the remission of his illness.

Currently, he works as a Funcolombiana volunteer, giving her testimony and helping other patients. He is a student of the tenth semester of law and in the afternoons he works in a buffet of lawyers.

Juan comments: "The most valuable thing ... was to realize me that I am stronger than I thought". To him was valuable believe more in his abilities, to get closer to people and to really know who people he can count on at any time in his life. To Funcolombiana thanks the possibility of volunteering and through this, meet so many people who fight against cancer. 

 What do you think of these results? Can you suggest to us something to improve our support for these families?

Funcolombiana's volunteer group
Funcolombiana's volunteer group
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Erika and Hernando
Erika and Hernando

¡YOUR CONTRIBUTION IS FUNDAMENTAL TO KEEP SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE WITH CANCER IN COLOMBIA!

 

I would like to tell you about the wonderful event that took place the last 17th of March about the INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS. The date was schedule on March 20th by the United Nations since 2013. To celebrate this date, Funcolombiana called young people with cancer and cancer survivors in order to remember the joy of living, to remember that dreams keep us going through life and that laugh can be a healing therapy. The event was perform by a psychology professional and was a great time to share experiences, motivate the young people to keep going through life despite the cancer.

Get together young people being on treatment with those young people that had survive the cancer, will be always something really hopefully.

Finally I would like to tell you about Erika and Hernando. They are two charming young people, fighters and full of life and dreams to fulfill. They had overcome childhood leukemia several years ago, but now they are regaining strength to fight back against the disease. They continue to honor their life with a smile and, above all, with a great witness of love and encouragement. 

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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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