Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico

by Manos Unidas por Coatzacoalcos A.C.
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Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
Play center for 80 children with cancer in Mexico
IFIL sessions
IFIL sessions

The activities that are currently carried out for children and young people with cancer of the Oncopediatrics Clinic consist of making psychological profiles to each patient (between 2 and 18 years) to later provide them with free sessions of grapho therapy. The profiling is carried out by students of the Psychology career of the Forensic Institute of Latin American Research AC.,

The grapho therapy is directed by the Director of the aforementioned university. The grapho therapy is an integral therapeutic technique that consists of a scriptural education of letters or strokes, with the purpose of modifying the affective functioning of the person being able to correct certain negative aspects in behaviors and recognized for its excellent therapeutic results.

With these exercises it is possible to generate new conditioned reflexes in the functioning of the brain, useful for the management of depression, stress, hyperactivity, social relations, integration problems, learning and behavior, in children and adolescents, adults allow them to develop in a comprehensive and positive some behavioral traits that want to improve or change.

Being not dependent on the therapist, since it works through simple activities determined in each session and derived from the results of the individual profiling, which the patient can perform both in the Hospital and at home.

There are five initial sessions to obtain the psychological profile of each patient, after the expert in grapho therapy explain to parents what the patient can change by this therapy. 

It is estimated about 4 months to conclude this phase with patients, It is very important to mention that is a free service to parents and patients.

But this is a continuous process, and from the results we can know more about each patient and how our services can improve to make your stay more bearable. 

That is why today we ask again for your financial support to make these activities a permanent service.

Thank you very much for your support!

IFIL session with young
IFIL session with young
Drawings in IFIL session
Drawings in IFIL session
Making some drawings...
Making some drawings...
Playing moment
Playing moment
Drawing a house
Drawing a house
Drawing time
Drawing time
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Fatima
Fatima

Hello, first of all I wish you are very fine, and as always, with great pleasure I make you part of our activities.

In this report I will introduce you to some of our brave warriors, they are between 1 and 22 years old, in other report i will introduce you the other ones.

Some are active patients, other ones are patients surveillance after treatment.

Some today are no longer with us but they have left a deep imprint, and that is what drives us day by day to continue in this great challenge.

The photos are of creativity workshops that have had as part of the ludic activities. Her parents, mainly her moms, have participated in psychological support and also creativity workshops. For us it is very important to keep the recreational part inside the hospital because as children and youngsters they need distractors that make their stay in the hospital more bearable since once they start their treatment protocol, it lasts for many months.

We have Moi, today is a child of 2 years old (patient surveilance), Moisito visit us at the hospital each month.

Fatima is a beautiful girl who likes to draw an painting.

Dana also likes painting.

Gabriel have had many hours of happiness during workshops

Kim is a smart and naughty girl, model of many pictures

We have an angel now (16 years old) she was our main force to implement the playroom with an area to young people inside since she was always very serious but at the same time with an inner strength that could never come to life.

In the play center, games are used as a communication and expression means between the therapist and the patient in order to help the child to understand his/her behavior in a better way and to solve adaptation problems. In addition to the fact that playing is fundamental for children, it is also a means to explore their environment, which in turn helps children to understand their world better.

The purpose of the play center is that children and teenagers may develop their physical, perceptive and sensory skills. Through games, children can practice their social skills and interact; their emotional skills and transmit feelings and emotions; and their cognitive skills, and learn through social games.

Hoping to have your support back, thank you very much for your interest in our project.

Moi
Moi
Drawings
Drawings
Proud of the drawing
Proud of the drawing
Fernando
Fernando
Spontaneous
Spontaneous
Kim likes colors
Kim likes colors
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Celebrating the day of the child
Celebrating the day of the child

Today we will talk about the activities we have done in the playroom, especially on the day of the child that here in Mexico is celebrated on April 30.

The playroom is open for patients from 9am to 3pm from Monday to Friday. When they arrive at the hospital, they know they can go directly to play, watch a movie, read and paint cartoon and talking.

The children have their computer and more teching materials.

We have links with psychology students, who have asked us to carry out activities for children. We have participated with the friends of UNIDEP in the children's theater.

They had two events here to celebrate the day of the child, the 20 and 28 of april.

This is a project of permanent attention and thanks to sensitive and caring people like you can be carried out uninterruptedly. We sincerely hope to have your support again, THANK YOU SO MUCH

Day of the child
Day of the child
Celebrating the day of the child
Celebrating the day of the child
Celebrating the day of the child
Celebrating the day of the child
Kim eating cake
Kim eating cake
Carlitos and Adalberto
Carlitos and Adalberto
Adalberto
Adalberto
The animators of the party
The animators of the party
Cris the dancer
Cris the dancer
Girls eating their cake
Girls eating their cake
Some of 45 active childs
Some of 45 active childs
children's theater
children's theater
UNIDEPs friends with childs in the teather day
UNIDEPs friends with childs in the teather day
Teaching materials
Teaching materials
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Dana and Eunice having a nice time
Dana and Eunice having a nice time
We are very grateful for your support to our project because thanks to it today the unit of Psychooncology and Playroom is a reality for them, our children and adolescents with cancer who are cared for at the Regional Hospital of Coatzacoalcos Doctor Valentín Gómez Farias. The Unit and Playroom will be gradually supplemented with books, magazines, videos, toys, table games, computer (next report), Xbox (we are mounting it in a mobile unit), creativity kits, so that boys and girls have several options to spend a pleasant moment.
They have started taking some school subjects led by psycho pedagogues, the subjects are requested by their parents and teachers are beginning to implement their support by getting to know the children through talks on them in their schools, what is what they are needing.
We are equipping the office for the psychologist and research office and working on how we are going to provide meals since we have provided them with food in the hospital dining room.
We will also continue here with a research project where specialists determine the psychological profile of each patient and their parents who wish it, with subsequent sessions of graphotherapy. Specialists have some profiles of patients and parents and they will continue with the other ones but now in the research office in this Unit.
Also children already had class of painting before with us so we want to mount an exhibition with their art here to motivate them.
Once the unit is 100% equipped then we will schedule the activities with the different specialists and volunteers.
This is a project of permanent attention and thanks to sensitive and caring people like you can be carried out uninterruptedly. We sincerely hope to have your support again, THANK YOU SO MUCH
 
Unit of Psychooncology and Playroom
Unit of Psychooncology and Playroom
Children paying attention to Psychopedagogue
Children paying attention to Psychopedagogue
Flor, 2 Carlitos and Adalberto playing cards
Flor, 2 Carlitos and Adalberto playing cards
Kimberly, Danae and Eunice talking about girls
Kimberly, Danae and Eunice talking about girls
Area for children and other oner for teenagers
Area for children and other oner for teenagers
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Manos Unidas por Coatzacoalcos A.C.

Location: Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz - Mexico
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Laura Beatriz Ambrosio Fernández
Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz Mexico
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