To our family of Kidzcan supporters spread all over the world, 2013 has been a year of year of tremendous growth and success. You gave us, through your donations, time, support and prayers, the tools to make this happen.
And because of this, we continue to work to ensure all children in Zimbabwe are given the right to the fight to survive childhood cancer.
Here’s where we are at from January to December 11, 2013:
443 total children received assistance.
359 total children were newly diagnosed. (This number exceeds the number of children we assisted last year in total - amazing!)
152 total children underwent and received support for various and numerous laboratory tests.
202 total children received chemotherapy and related medications.
168 total children underwent and received support for various and numerous diagnostic tests.
71 total children were supported with multiple blood and blood products.
107 total children received transport assistance to support them to return to A4 Special Ward for each of their chemotherapy treatments and other required follow-up tests.
More than 1,200 medical practitioners were educated by Kidzcan about the early signs and symptoms of childhood cancer. We have reached into all provinces and will begin in January to each out to district level practitioners. There are 59 districts in the country, and after we reach all districts, we will continue to spread the information on into the 1,200 municipal wards.
Know that every one of your contributions is gratefully appreciated. Your support is translated into the giving of hope to families who ordinarily would not have this real chance for their child to survive cancer.
God Bless and Merry Christmas from,
Andrea Whatman, all our volunteers and staff, and especially the kids.
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