The activities to highlight during these months are the following:
Patients between the ages of 13 and 17 participated in therapeutic activities, and listening sessions among peers to share life goals once the disease had been overcome. The Foundation's patients had the opportunity to participate in the experience of a butterfly garden and the entire process that caring for life means.
The psychosocial support program has been carried out with the help of the Institute's medical team. Of the 54 patients who have arrived with a specific diagnosis of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, 34 are in a maintenance phase, meaning 62% have passed the most difficult stage of the disease.
Our goal is to give assistance to at least 500 patients. To this date, we are supporting 210 patients and hope to increase this number in the near future.
During these last months we have supported our patients and their families . We have made 135 home visits to better understand their reality and needs.
We went out to the country with the caregivers and shared a wonderful day with fresh air and the incredible view of the Tominé Reservoir.
We celebrated Mother´s Day . It was a day to remember, full of flowers, serenades, music, delicious food and heart-felt hugs..
In April, Month of Children in Colombia,our patients went beyond their illness and shared their talent with us in a Talent show that included dancing, singing, painting, poetry and many other activities.
We also started some occupational therapy workshops such as clay modelling as part of the art program.
And, on the whole we have continued working day to day to improve children´s health and happiness.
These are some significant results we would like to highlight:
We organized a very solid missionary team with seven professionals, who are totally committed to their work. We actively participated in the "Monitoring Committees" for patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, removing all possible obstacles to adequately cope with the disease.
Continuous educational training spaces were promoted for mothers and/or relatives who are in the pediatric hospitalization area of the National Cancer Institute. We won the prize for social work awarded by the Cepsa Foundation.
We also made (135) home visits to patients and their families. These visits helped the missionary team to be more conscious of their social environment and identify other needs
In the year 2022 SANAR invested a total of $93,125.800.oo in financial aid delivered through the social support program.
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