COVID-19: treatment of childhood cancer can't stop

by GRAACC - Support Group for Adolescents and Children with Cancer
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COVID-19: treatment of childhood cancer can't stop
COVID-19: treatment of childhood cancer can't stop
COVID-19: treatment of childhood cancer can't stop
COVID-19: treatment of childhood cancer can't stop
COVID-19: treatment of childhood cancer can't stop
COVID-19: treatment of childhood cancer can't stop
COVID-19: treatment of childhood cancer can't stop

Project Report | Jan 26, 2023
Your donation is hope of healing in our hospital

By Mariane R. by Target Estrategia em Comunicacao | Project Leader

Lorena with her mother
Lorena with her mother

It is almost impossible to resist a smile and a sweet look from a child, right? Although small and fragile, they are masters of courage and bravery. Anyone who sees this little princess Lorena won’t believe that a baby, only 3 years old, already has a lot of overcoming stories to tell. But let her official spokesperson, her mom Elieide, 23, represent her in this issue. After all, our little pride needs to enjoy every minute of her post-treatment days.

“A mother’s heart does not make mistakes. I felt that, somehow, Lorena needed special attention. And I didn't rest until I found out what she had. The diagnosis of leukemia is always a fright for the whole family, but the difference is how you face the situation”, she says. And, if you have to be strong, the little one sure has someone to take after. Elieide spared no efforts to provide the best care and treatment for her daughter.

What she didn’t know is that everything would be really different here. As soon as the diagnosis was made, an innovative technique of precision medicine was employed, the Next Generation Sequencing, which expanded the investigation into the genetic alterations in Lorena’s leukemia cells, to help the medical team decide what treatment would be best. In her case, bone marrow transplant was the most appropriate option to prevent cancer from reappearing after the end of the treatment.

In addition to having all the security of this technology in her favor, Elieide was even more thrilled to know that she would be the one to save her daughter. That's because the medical team's option was for haploidentical transplantation, when the bone marrow is donated by a first-degree relative, with 50% compatibility. The chosen one? Mom, of course! “I was able to give life to Lorena twice”, says the mother, getting emotional.

In 14 days, the family celebrated the fact that the bone marrow “took root”, that is, the patient begins to produce their own blood cells after the transplant. Today the little one leads a life without limitations and loves to play, watch TV and paint.

“My feeling is one of immense gratitude for the support and welcoming we had at GRAACC. From the beginning, everyone was extremely professional, humane and very affectionate”, says Elieide.

Feeding hope, restoring quality of life to our patients and offering high quality medicine is only possible because we count on your donation. Thank you very much for this successful partnership!

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GRAACC - Support Group for Adolescents and Children with Cancer

Location: Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
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Project Leader:
Mariane Rodrigues
Sao Paulo , SP Brazil
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