This project has made it possible to provide orthopedic aids, essential protein foods for households, and occupational activities for children who require cognitive reinforcement
During this second semester, we have scheduled educational and recreational activities by taking children to open spaces, and short trips to the countryside where they can play, have fun and continue being happy children. We also managed to celebrate the children's birthdays in hospitalization or specialized homes where they await their treatment sessions.
We have made sure that our children, as well as their families and caregivers, are well taken care of by giving them company during hospitalization, mattresses, and supplying all their needs. Our work team receives permanent upgrading so that we can offer the best possible attention and continue celebrating life.
Fundación Sanar Niños con Cáncer supports 160 patients (boys, girls, young people, and their families) diagnosed with cancer improving their life quality, by meeting their primary care needs and helping caregivers.
An individual activity plan is implemented for patients who need to improve their levels of functionality and personal independence through the implementation of essential daily activities.
40 occupational therapy kits for patients to continue their learning process and take advantage of free time in the hospital have been distributed.
23 individual follow-ups of cases with a high need for attention in the occupational therapy area have been carried out.
40 patients participated in the activity of painting and decorating t-shirts in commemoration of Childhood Cancer Day in the hospitalization and outpatient area.
300 transportation aids were given for patients who needed to go to the National Cancer Institute to comply with all chemo-therapy and/or radiotherapy sessions.
SANAR has also helped 400 children undergoing treatment, by helping them to buy proteins, vegetables, and fruits.
December meant for us the opportunity to once again celebrate Hope. More than 60 families supported by our Foundation joined us virtually over the internet to share this event with the professional team of Fundación Sanar.
The meeting highlighted special moments such as the Christmas novena and the nativity contest made by our patients and their families using recyclable materials. The winning families received a Christmas dinner delivered in their homes. During the Christmas season and the end of the year, 160 Christmas kits were given out to the children's families. Each kit included food, toiletries, and a gift.
This activity was possible thanks to the donations received through the GlobalGiving platform, and to individuals and companies that generously joined the Christmas campaign promoted by Fundación Sanar.
With the resources received through the GlobalGiving platform, 50% of our children and adolescents have received aid for the transportation costs in the city to the National Cancer Institute. We have also given aid for traveling costs to those families who live in remote regions of the country (150 transportation aids in total). We helped 42 Venezuelan migrant families during the months of October, November and December. In order to measure the impact achieved through patient monitoring, a strict monitoring committee was established for patients diagnosed with "Acute Lymphoid Leukemia"; since September, 30 cases have arrived and all of them have been supported with resources obtained through the GlobalGiving platform.
An essential aspect and a basic need in health care is impeccable hygiene; for this reason, hygiene kits have been delivered to all patients who require them; these contain diapers, wet wipes, moisturizing cream, soap, shampoo, towel, talc, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.
Since most of the mothers of these children have been forced to abandon their jobs to take care of their seriously ill son/daughter, we have supported them with the basic foods for their family.
Through occupational therapy we have provided them with the basic school supplies for their homework.
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