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 Children
 Mexico
Project #26829

Play Area for Children With Cancer in Mexico City

by Vuela Sin Limites, A.C.

Summary

You can help us build a play area for a Mexico City's public children hospital that serves economically poor children living with cancer. Play is a basic need for children's development and children who are hospitalized for so long, nowadays they do not have a space for this purpose.
$5,000.00
total goal
$5,000.00
remaining
10
days

Challenge

Right now, kids with cancer hospitalized in Moctezuma's Pediatric Hospital are confined to a bed with little or no private space. They often spend multiple consecutive days or weeks during a 2 year period for their treatment. Without this project, the hospital doesn't offer a space where kids can play and relax during their stay; this causes a raising of stress levels and a decrease of the overall level of well-being of the patients.

Solution

Play can help a child cope with pain and sickness and effectively get better adherence to the treatment from them. A kid's area improves the chances of children playing often within the hospital facilities and provides tools for a fun, safe and therapeutic play. Hospital Psychologists and Child-Life Specialists will work with children and caretakers in this space, helping them cope with their sickness and emotions. Different activities will be scheduled around the week for the patients.

Long-Term Impact

The space will provide daily service for around 200 patients. This means that in the course of a year, around 10,000 different kids will benefit from the playroom and play-yard. We expect the overall satisfaction index from patients and caretakers to rise as a result of the new space. The dropout rate is expected to decrease due to satisfaction and increased quality of living inside the Hospital's Facilities.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​vuela.org.mx
Vuela Fundacion's Website

Organization Information

Vuela Sin Limites, A.C.

Location: Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City - Mexico
Website: http:/​/​vuela.org.mx
Project Leader:
Diego Parada Herrera
Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City Mexico
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