Save children with cancer in Brazil

by GRAACC - Support Group for Adolescents and Children with Cancer
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Save children with cancer in Brazil
Save children with cancer in Brazil
Save children with cancer in Brazil
Save children with cancer in Brazil
Save children with cancer in Brazil
Save children with cancer in Brazil
Save children with cancer in Brazil
Save children with cancer in Brazil
Save children with cancer in Brazil
Save children with cancer in Brazil
Save children with cancer in Brazil
Save children with cancer in Brazil
Save children with cancer in Brazil
Save children with cancer in Brazil
Save children with cancer in Brazil
Save children with cancer in Brazil
Save children with cancer in Brazil
Save children with cancer in Brazil
Save children with cancer in Brazil

Project Report | Dec 1, 2016
Beating cancer, finding joy

By Mariane Rodrigues | Project Leader

Taina before a swimming competion
Taina before a swimming competion

In 2016, GRAACC completed 25 years. Taiana is one of the patients who are part of that story. When she was seven years old, she discovered that she had a bone cancer on the right leg (osteosarcoma), but despite that, she decided to live life in a happier way, always looking at to the good side of things.

In the first stage of treatment, Taiana underwent chemotherapy over seven months. Three years later, the disease returned and she had to restart the treatment. That time she had to amputate her leg.

"When I heard that the cancer had returned, I was already waiting for the amputation so I had a few months to prepare myself psychologically. Of course, it was not easy to receive, but I understood that it was necessary. I cried, but I remember telling my parents that I would rather lose my leg than my life ", remember.

Today she is 18 years old and now she lives in her hometown, in Rio de Janeiro, and she has busy schedule. She is a Journalism student, for six years she has been a swimming athlete at Vasco da Gama and has worked on the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

"I was very well received at GRAACC and even today when I go there for follow-up appointments I am very well treated. The affection, the attention of all, without exception, made the difference in my recovering. The treatment is heavy, but having people who work with care, who perform their function with love and affection makes everything easy."

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GRAACC - Support Group for Adolescents and Children with Cancer

Location: Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
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Project Leader:
Tammy Allersdorfer
Sao Paulo , SP Brazil

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