Our project Chain of Courage for children with cancer supports all chidren and teens diganosed with cancer in The Netherlands (550 new diganoses per year).
In the last month we added two new beads to our program: a bead for narcosis (a glow in the dark cloud) and a bead for a trip in the ambulance.
The testomonials of children and parents on our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/kanjerketting/?ref=settings) show the importance and positive impact of the program.
"Our son was very young when he was diagnosed with cancer. It was a very heavy time. But despite the pain and fear he was super proud of his Chain of Courage. We have thougth a long time about how to give his Chain a place in our house. We are very happy with the result. Our son looks at it very often and talks about it daily. It is his treatment diary in beads. We parents know the pain and sorrow behind every bead but the Chain of Courage makes that we can look back in a positive way."
"Our daughter just got her flower bead, the very last bead. We are so proud or our brave girl. We can only look back in admiration on what she went through. The beads in het Chain of Courage tell her treatment stoty. But they don't shwo the nausea, tears, disabilities and the fear of pokes and pills. We are glad it is over and will enjoy every day without treatment."
Our project Chain of Courage for children with cancer supports all chidren and teens diganosed with cancer in The Netherlands. The testmmonials of children and parents on our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/kanjerketting/?ref=settings) show the imporance of the program.
'Our daughter is in under treatment for a brain tumor. The treatment is long and extremely heavy for her, but her Chain of Courage helps her through the many tests, chemo's and irradiation sessions. Her chain has over 1600 beads.'
'Our son hopes to finish treatment within a mont. Then he will add the final bead to his Chain of Courage: the flower bead. He has been treated for over 2 years, and his chain is 9,6 meters long with over 700 beads. Each time we look at the Chain we admire his courage. He never complained, was always happy and smiling and thumbs-up. We hope the flower is the start of a new period.'
"In October our 3 year old son was diagnosed with juvenile myelomonocyte leukemia (JMML), a very rare type of leukemia. In December he had a bone marrow transplantation; his older brother was the donor. It looks like evrything is fine with our son. His new blood factory works as it should work and he is slowly getting stronger. There is a 30% risk for a relapse so we have to wait and see.
His Chain of Courage show the road he had to go and his silent suffering. The Chain is his well deserved trophy.
We are looking forward to the last bead, the flower ! It will literally end his treatment journey."
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