World Child Cancer is working hard helping medical professionals and medical facilities throughout the globe to understand the importance of “The Golden Hour”, thus increasing survival for children with cancer. Over the last few months, Dr. Terrie Flatt and Dr. Lillia Garcia have traveled from Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City and conducted trainings at our project sites in Oxaca and Pachuca, Mexico. These trainings include specific protocols for “The Golden Hour” that have been taught to doctors and nurses. Thanks to many of you, World Child Cancer is also purchasing and delivering more effective antibiotics to each of these hospitals to ensure they have enough on hand which can be prescribed and administered during the first hour of a sick child’s arrival, during “The Golden Hour”.
News from the Front Lines
The tally is in — in 2016, almost 6,000 children were helped and 3,800 medical professionals were trained around the world by World Child Cancer. Our vision is a world where every child with cancer has equal access to the best treatment and care & with your help, we are changing lives! On behalf of all the children and their families, we thank you!
Our Board of Directors Has Grown!
World Child Cancer is governed by a Board of Directors made up of global business professionals, medical professionals and compassionate individuals who volunteer their time, talent and treasure to help children with cancer in the Developing World.
Read about these amazing individuals and why they support World Child Cancer.
Send LOVE to a Child with Cancer this Valentine’s Day
World Child Cancer provides training for medical professionals in poorer countries so they can effectively treat kids with cancer. We support families with education, resources and life-saving supplies.
This Valentine’s Day, we also want to provide love and hope by collecting Valentine’s from all of you, to hand-deliver to families fighting cancer in Mexico. If you can send a greeting in Spanish, please do so. But whether it’s in English or just pictures, it all means the same thing to a child or family with cancer — it means we care and we want to help them in their time of need.
Send your Valentine, by Feb 20th, to
World Child Cancer USA
1031 33rd Street
Denver, CO 80205
Thanks to hundreds of generous people around the globe, World Child Cancer’s year-end appeal left us reinvigorated for the new year. Just as children get cancer all year, supporting our work is a 365 day-a-year proposition and we are thankful for so many of you continuing your support into January. Every dollar directly translates to lives saved and hope restored. We are humbled by your generosity.
Meet a Hero
Ever met a nurse that made a difference? Of course you have! We all know how critical their service is, not only to patients, but to the families of kids with cancer. This is even more true at our partner sites, where medical professionals can be overwhelmed by the need.
Two of our volunteer medical professionals travelled back to Mexico recently to continue training local nurses to treat cancer patients. The concept of palliative care isn’t common at our partner hospitals, so education on how to ease suffering was welcomed and needed.
During 2016, World Child Cancer was able to train 150 nurses in Mexico at two hospitals. This impact will be a permanent legacy for our organization. And, will change the odds for kids with cancer at those hospitals.
Read more about our work around the world. Global Project Update