Real stories from the Hogar – Helping the 2%

98% of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia go into remission within weeks of starting treatment. So far, Josue is not one of the lucky ones. Diagnosed at 5-years old, now 10, he still goes for weekly chemo treatments. He has relapses and spends a lot of time in hospital emergency departments, receiving blood transfusions and treatments.

He was a normal boy, loves soccer and even joined a soccer school. But, due to the expenses his family faces he had to quit soccer as they could no longer afford it. They struggle with having enough food and making sure Josue gets his medications. His frail health also prevents him from hanging out much with his friends. But he still has a dream of one day playing soccer again and for Christmas, he wants his own soccer ball. A symbol of hope and his determination to get better.

Josue is one of 100 children facing catastrophic illness that we will be making Christmas special for this year. You can join us in this effort by donating at: https://www.givingway.com/campaign/d9ee576

You can also contribute to our upcoming garage sale or donate in person at Foundation Hogar de Esperanza (Home of Hope). We are located at the corner of Juan Montalvo and Mariscal Sucre. Thank you for supporting children with cancer and other illnesses. You support can make a difference and give them inspiration and hope.

Garry Vatcher: info@hogaresperanza.org 099 094 7611. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca
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