A country with a high percentage of poverty. Inflation that grows every second. A lot of diseases that kill more and more people. That and much more are facing Venezuelans day by day. Powerless in the face of the situation and already used to answer to the question “How are you?” with a sad “here, surviving”. But we, as foundation, continue in the struggle. Hoping that someday the situation will improve, hoping that one day the common response to that “how are you?” Will be a “I’m great, and you?”.
With hope as a guide and thanks to the help of kind people we continue to try to help those who need it the most in our town. A small Venezuelan town where the lack of cash, food and medicine is harder than ever. And although the situation gets worse every day, we remain active, trying to give the people a glimmer of hope. That faith and hope we have led us this month to help 12 people who have been affected by cancer or other diseases that have left them disabled. The donations that were made were the following:
- Thirteen packages of diapers.
- Five boxes of medicines.
- A cash donation for travel expenses to the city where the medical treatment is performed.
- A cash donation to pay for the costs of chemotherapy.
- A basket of food.
- Because in this month the world celebrated the day against breast cancer the foundation also decided to donate a tray of food to twelve patients to give them hope and remind them that they are not alone in these difficult times.
In view of the great number of problems that the country is experiencing and the great increase of people who gets cancer, our small foundation can not do much in our town since the number of people who need help increases every day. At this time there are more than eight people on our waiting list who need help, whether through diapers, medication, food, or chemotherapy. That is why we hope that donations can continue to come to help those we have not yet been able to help and continue to help those who still need a helping hand.
Finally we would like to share our plans of having a screening for cancer day in our town. We have already organize something like this in the past with the help of doctors from other cities and because it is an important tool to fight against cancer we decided to do it again. For this reason during the month of October we were visiting several doctors who will accompany us during the day, a day that we carried out in order to determine the state of health of the people in our town, the risk of the disease, and at the same time prevent, detect and diagnose cancer in time.
We hope to be able to count with your collaboration and that you can share our work with your friends and acquaintances so that we can continue to bring faith and hope to those who have lost them.
The food trays, prepared by the volunteers of the foundation.
Packages of diapers and medicines.
Vegetables and fruits
Visiting doctors to prepare for the screening for cancer day.