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Equip the school classroom of the AMANC SLP Center

by Asociacion Mexicana de Ayuda a Ninos con Cancer de San Luis Potosi, A.C
Equip the school classroom of the AMANC SLP Center
Equip the school classroom of the AMANC SLP Center
Equip the school classroom of the AMANC SLP Center
Equip the school classroom of the AMANC SLP Center
Equip the school classroom of the AMANC SLP Center
Equip the school classroom of the AMANC SLP Center
Equip the school classroom of the AMANC SLP Center
Equip the school classroom of the AMANC SLP Center
Equip the school classroom of the AMANC SLP Center
Equip the school classroom of the AMANC SLP Center
Equip the school classroom of the AMANC SLP Center
Equip the school classroom of the AMANC SLP Center
Equip the school classroom of the AMANC SLP Center
Equip the school classroom of the AMANC SLP Center
Equip the school classroom of the AMANC SLP Center
Equip the school classroom of the AMANC SLP Center
Equip the school classroom of the AMANC SLP Center
Equip the school classroom of the AMANC SLP Center
Equip the school classroom of the AMANC SLP Center
Equip the school classroom of the AMANC SLP Center
Equip the school classroom of the AMANC SLP Center
Equip the school classroom of the AMANC SLP Center
Equip the school classroom of the AMANC SLP Center
Equip the school classroom of the AMANC SLP Center
Equip the school classroom of the AMANC SLP Center
Equip the school classroom of the AMANC SLP Center
Equip the school classroom of the AMANC SLP Center
Equip the school classroom of the AMANC SLP Center
Equip the school classroom of the AMANC SLP Center

Eloy is a 3-year-old boy who comes from the Patne indigenous community of the municipality of San Antonio in the Huasteca area of San Luis Potosí, located 230 kilometers from the capital of Potosina.

Eloy lives with her mother (Miguela 16 years old) and with her grandmother (Matilde, 34 years old), due to her mother's young age and lack of support from her father, her grandmother shares the task of helping Eloy and Miguelita to get ahead of this difficult situation in which they find themselves.

Eloy was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia when he was only one year old, 2 years have passed since he began his treatment, which he has successfully received, everything indicates that it will end in another year, and then will go to the stage of surveillance that will last between 5 and 10 years. Eloy and his family began to receive help from this association from almost the beginning of their treatment, providing them with lodging, transportation assistance, psychological help, dental service among other services.

Eloy currently entered kindergarten while her mother went to high school, because regardless of the situation in which they find themselves, it is vitally important to continue preparing so that they can have more tools to help them get ahead in their lives, more beyond cancer treatment.

Juliana
Juliana

Juliana, from the municipality of Ciudad del Maíz in the middle area of the state, located 150 km from the capital of San Luis Potosi, México.

Juliana's family is made up of 8 brothers, of whom two have worked as day laborers in the United States for a couple of years, they emigrated due to the economic need they were in, the mother has a convenience store in her community and that is where much of the household support is obtained.

Juliana is currently 17 years old, in her spare time she works as a waitress in a restaurant located in the municipal center, in order to help her mother with the expenses of the house, she studied until high school since at the end, and her parents could not continue to cover their school expenses.

During 2011, Juliana began to suffer certain symptoms such as lack of appetite, weight loss, pain in limbs, among others, which alerted her parents that without hesitation they decided to go immediately to the doctor in their community. After conducting various studies, the decision was taken to transfer her by ambulance to the central hospital in the capital of San Luis Potosí.

Upon arriving in the capital, she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, causing distress and sadness to her entire family. Juliana's father invaded for desolation decided to leave Juliana and his family since he thought he had no choice. Her mother determined to move forward did not lose faith and stood firm in battle.

At the beginning, everything was very complicated since they had nowhere to get whereby, Juliana's mother spent two months sleeping on the floor of the hospital next to her bed. During her hospital stay, an AMANC SLP social worker approached to offer their service, but they did not accept it until she was discharged, since she could not return home because of the side effects of the treatment, this institution helped Juliana with accommodation, physical therapy, medication, food, psychological help, transportation aid among others.

Currently Juliana has been discharged thanks to the fulfillment of her treatment, now she is considered as another survivor of childhood cancer. Juliana seeks to continue her studies to become a professional who can help those who need it most as AMANC SLP helped her and her family during her illness.

Juliana, her mother and sister
Juliana, her mother and sister
Little Juliana
Little Juliana

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Clarita in the garden
Clarita in the garden

Clara (we call her Clarita, in diminutive) is a 13-year-old AMANC girl from the Pame de Laguna de Chacuala indigenous community, belonging to the municipality of Santa Catarina in San Luis Potosí. She is located approximately 6 hours from this capital city. She lives with her whole family, which is made up of 12 brothers, mother and father, Clarita being the smallest of her home. To be able to attend the hospital it is necessary to walk about 4 hours until you reach the municipal head and then board the transport to the state capital. Getting to San Luis Potosi involves certain physical risks that Clarita and her family are willing to run for good health.

 Clarita was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2014, since then her treatment had worked properly, thus presenting a constant improvement, until the year 2018 that was an important relapse in her health, now Clarita has reacted positively demonstrating her strength and much desire to win in this battle. 

MaSantos, mother of clarita affirms that the improvement of her daughter's health is thanks to the continuous monitoring of her treatment, attending all her consultations, she says she feels grateful for all that AMANC has given them since it has been of great help for Clarita and for her whole family. 

The favorite pastime of Clarita is to make clothes for her dolls, she tells us that in the future she would like to learn how to make great dresses for brides and fifteen years parties. She dreams of becoming a great dressmaker. Thanks to her determination and strength, perhaps in some years Clarita could be a recognized fashion designer. The important thing is not to lose faith in herself and accept the help of others!

Clarita and her mother
Clarita and her mother
Clarita hugging her stuffed toy
Clarita hugging her stuffed toy
Jacqueline happy in the living room
Jacqueline happy in the living room

Jacqueline is a 17-year-old girl, comes from an ejido called "Las Armas" in the municipality of Tancanhuitz located in the Huasteca zone, 330 km from the state capital of San Luis Potosi and is the youngest of a family of seven brothers and sisters. Before arriving in the capital of San Luis Potosí, he studied the fourth semester of high school, and due to his illness he had to leave school. 

On October 18 of last year she was detected with anemia; everything began with various discomforts and symptoms such as lack of appetite, pain in the extremities, and it was until, on December 25, she lost part of the mobility of her legs and began with dizziness, bleeding and even lost up to 8 kilos in just three weeks. This situation forced her to move to the nearest hospital located in the municipality of Ciudad Valles to obtain better medical care, staying hospitalized, since the discomforts did not stop and each time the pains were more intense, alarming her relatives and doctors from the hospital. 

In December holidays Jacqueline had to be moved to the state capital of San Luis Potosi, where a month later she was diagnosed with leukemia. Everything happened very fast, declining her spirit markedly, initiating chemotherapy a week after her diagnosis.On the third day in hospital, one of our social workers went with Jacqueline to offer the necessary support, because she did not have any acquaintance or family member who had a place to go, nor with enough resources to cope with the treatment. 

At AMANC SLP, we received her with her mother and stepfather because she can not walk or move freely. We are currently providing them with lodging, food and the necessary medications, as well as emotional, spiritual and accompanying assistance while overcoming this difficult situation that is happening.  

Jacqueline's plans, once she finish her treatment are: resume and finish her studies and begin to help people with leukemia, since she have met many people with lack of information, which causes fear of being infected and prejudice to people with their same condition. 

We are sure that in the same time she will be possible to overcome cancer and she will be able to reintegrate into society as a happy and courageous young person, that this type of tests strengthens the people who are facing it.

When Jacqueline arrived at AMANC SLP
When Jacqueline arrived at AMANC SLP
Jacqueline reading a book in our garden
Jacqueline reading a book in our garden
Yamirka
Yamirka

Yamirka is a 16 year old girl with many illusions and desire to live. Born in the municipality of Tamuín in the state of San Luis Potosí 6 hours away from the capital, she comes from a family of limited resources composed of her father, Joaquin who works as a day laborer, his mother, Liliana dedicated home and his older brother Leonardo who is studying the last year of high school.

 

The story of Yamirka is about the enormous need to find medical attention in circumstances of poverty as well as hundreds of children and adolescents in our State.

 

 At the beginning of the year 2015, Yamirka went to the local doctor because she felt bad and in the consultation they told her it was an intestinal infection, they gave her a treatment, but there was no improvement, when she returned to the clinic they were laboratory tests that described a probable severe anemia; later she went to the nearest hospital in his community where she was transfused with blood and diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

 

When receiving the difficult news that she had cancer in the blood, on August 17 of that same year her parents moved her to the Central Hospital of the state capital, where the oncology area exists so that she could receive treatment for her illness. It was in this place where Social Workers of the Mexican Association of Aid to Children with Cancer of San Luis Potosí (AMANC SLP) learned of her case and after an interview with her parents, Yamirka began to receive all the support that this institution grants to Improve her quality of life.

 

After three years of having been diagnosed with Leukemia, Yamirka is in AMANC SLP where she could be accompanied in her fight against cancer; in this place she´s supported with food, lodging, medicines, clothes, footwear, dental and psychological service, basic education and transportation as well as the rest of the children and adolescents of limited resources who are assisted in this institution.

 

When we meet Yamirka and the details of her short life, we realize that the most important thing we can do as a society is to support those who need it most, she is a young woman with a lot of desire to live and could only achieve it thanks to the will of people and associations such as AMANC dedicated to improving the lives of patients and their families.

 

Yamirka will continue to fight to recover from her illness and we can take her example to improve as people and not defeat us in the face of adversity.

Yamirka in physical therapy
Yamirka in physical therapy
 

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Asociacion Mexicana de Ayuda a Ninos con Cancer de San Luis Potosi, A.C

Location: San Luis Potosi - Mexico
Project Leader:
Alma de Jesus Duran Valero
San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosi Mexico
$5,165 raised of $10,000 goal
 
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