Cancer Survivor- GOD MOTHER

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<p class="MsoNormal"><strong><span style="color: rgb(153, 51, 102);"><o:p></o:p></span></strong><o:p></o:p><strong><span style="color: rgb(153, 51, 102);">CANKIDS&hellip;KIDSCAN &ndash; Because you are able, because you can<o:p></o:p></span></strong></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><strong><span style="color: rgb(153, 51, 102);"><o:p></o:p>Enabling children and their families faced with cancer<o:p></o:p></span></strong></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><strong><u><span style="color: rgb(153, 51, 102);">Prologue<o:p></o:p></span></u></strong></p>
<p style="text-align: justify;" class="MsoNormal"><strong><em>Childhood is a moment of desires, wishes, and imaginings of eternal possibilities. However for children with cancer it is not less than a battle. Children face it with undaunted bravery and approval of their situation that humbles us. These children are a motivation in their capability to put aside their pain and grief and make the finest of whatever life has to put forward. We have much to be taught from them<o:p></o:p></em></strong></p>
<p style="text-align: justify;" class="MsoNormal"><strong><em><o:p></o:p></em>CanKids&hellip; KidsCan is a family support group for children with cancer and their families</strong>. In association with International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) and International Chamber of Childhood Cancer Parents Organization (ICCCPO), CanKids&hellip;KidsCan, was on track in January 2004. It is a part of Indian Cancer Society, Delhi Branch, which in turn is a branch of the Indian Cancer Society, headquartered in Mumbai, as a support group for children who have somebody in the family with cancer.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;" class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p>At the CanKids Haven in Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, you can witness how CanKids is supporting slum children, street children, child laborers and other cancer affected children from all over India, skirmishing a clash with Cancer every gulp of air of there lives to supply preeminent doable healing (to deal with the illness), care and backing to reintegrate reverse in to the social order., and for their parents to get medical and educational aid, and emotional and psychological hold up. Until now CanKids has operated frequently in Delhi and NCR, although children are approaching from all parts of India like Rajasthan, Haryana, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh to receive proper care, treatment and support, a Home Away from Home is being set up at a distance of 2 kms from AIIMS, RGCI and Apollo Hospital, with some preliminary activity at DCT, Shahdara. However the aim is to grow it into a world wide organization, setting up units in other States independently or with other NGOs who are working in the field. The entire preparation is almost done for starting a unit in <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Patna</st1:place></st1:city>, along with parents of children wit cancer from that region.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;" class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p>As a juvenile person diagnosed and treated for cancer, equally patient and family go through the multifaceted and repeatedly startling world of contemporary medicine. Hospitals and chief medical centers can be enormous and puzzling places with apparently infinite corridors and manifold buildings. Hospital rooms can be dowdy and creepy. Lots of professionals have questions, tests to execute, and information to furnish. The language can seem unfamiliar and the terms used strange. There are never-ending forms to be fulfilled. The schedules and routines of daily family life are distorted to lodge a difficult treatment plan. Family members are estranged as one parent returns to work and siblings attend school. Siblings often feel very uncared for, particularly in our country where the number of cancer care centers are little and parents frequently travel with their child for treatment to big cities parting their children in the care of relatives or at times even on their own, as they stay away for long periods of treatment process.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;" class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p>Every so often like this information, awareness, knowledge, financial assistance, and vitally emotional, social and psychological support are vital for the family as a whole.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p><o:p></o:p><strong><u><span style="color: rgb(153, 51, 102);">Assignments<o:p></o:p></span></u></strong></p>
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<li style="" class="MsoNormal">Children with Cancer.<strong><u><o:p></o:p></u></strong></li>
<li style="" class="MsoNormal">Merit a chance to be happy.<strong><u><o:p></o:p></u></strong></li>
<li style="" class="MsoNormal">To enjoy and have fun<strong><u><o:p></o:p></u></strong></li>
<li style="" class="MsoNormal">To be secluded and spoiled.<strong><u><o:p></o:p></u></strong><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></li>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><strong><u><span style="color: rgb(153, 51, 102);">Founder <o:p></o:p></span></u></strong></p>
<p style="text-align: justify;" class="MsoNormal">The founder and President of CanKids&hellip;KidsCan is <strong>Poonam Bagai</strong>, she is a <span style="">&nbsp;</span>Dynamic and spirited individual, Affectionate &amp; always cheery, exceptionally fervent concerning kids, a mother of two, a wife of an NRI and a God mother for millions, her bottomless, gloomy eyes describes all the distress, resist and soreness she experienced while combating with the awful ailment of Cancer. She is a fighter in the accurate sense, still she showed the guts of not only surviving herself, but to make a variation in millions of young lives fighting, supporting, caring, and above all understanding there every single petite troubles. That&rsquo;s what describes unsurpassed Poonam Bagai founder of CanKids&hellip; KidsCan.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;" class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p>An economics graduate from <st1:place w:st="on"><st2:sn w:st="on">St.</st2:sn> <st2:middlename w:st="on">Stephens</st2:middlename> <st2:sn w:st="on">College</st2:sn></st1:place>. She&nbsp;is&nbsp;the&nbsp;Deputy Chairperson of Pallium <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">India</st1:place></st1:country-region>, a charitable trust committed for providing qualitative palliative care in the country. She is also alumni of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">America</st1:placename> <st1:placename w:st="on">Cancer</st1:placename> <st1:placename w:st="on">Society</st1:placename> <st1:placetype w:st="on">University</st1:placetype></st1:place> since Dec 2005. Poonam herself is a Colon Cancer Survivor, a class I Government of India Railway officer, and a transport consultant with United Nations ESCAP. She is awfully avid about children with a massive nerve to make a difference.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;" class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p>Poonam has lived in a variety of countries, away from the home, as her husband was working with Bank of America she decided to take a leave without pay from Indian Railways and accompany her husband. She was in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Warsaw</st1:city>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Poland</st1:country-region></st1:place> that she started feeling persistently exhausted and was at all times constipated. In Nov. 2000 circumstances worsened, she under went an emergency surgery in a <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">Polish</st1:placename> <st1:placename w:st="on">Military</st1:placename> <st1:placetype w:st="on">Hospital</st1:placetype></st1:place>, Hartman;s process was carried out, leaving me with a colostomy and distal rectal stump .She was diagnosed a T3,NO, MO Duke&rsquo;s B Resected Carcinoma Sigmoid Colon. Simply put, she had colon cancer.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;" class="MsoNormal">On the recommendation of a top oncologist in <st1:city w:st="on">London</st1:city>, she commenced a 12 cycle treatment of adjuvant chemotherapy of the De Grammont regime at two weekly intervals with every 4<sup>th</sup> cycle to be done at the <st1:city w:st="on">London</st1:city> clinic, the rest in <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Warsaw</st1:place></st1:city>. These were discontinued after the 8th treatment when she developed angiogenic oedema. Her colostomy was upturned and permanence of the GI tract was restored in May 2001 at St. Marks Hospital, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">London</st1:city></st1:place> and after one false alarm of a primary ovarian cancer, resulting in removal of an ovary in Sep 2001. Today she&rsquo;s perfectly fine and supporting others who need help.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;" class="MsoNormal"><o:p>T</o:p>he fairly clinical account doest not even embark on to capture the disbelief, the shock, the ignorance, the pain, the anxiety, the sorrow, and the devastation &ndash;not just mine- but my family and friends. The troubled and bewildered faces of my sons, then only 7 and 3, who were too young for complee explanations on, why their mother. Poonam got very emotional telling about her younger son, who used to give her 20 hugs daily saying it&rsquo;s his duty for his mother.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;" class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p>&ldquo;Of the maturity with which my 7 year old told me that he always replied to questions about my heath with a &ldquo; She&rsquo;s fine.&rdquo; &ldquo;She&rsquo;s doing better&rdquo; because he didn&rsquo;t want them to feel that everything was not okay in his family. It is said that the treatment of cancer is almost as bad as cancer itself&rdquo;, Memorizes Poonam.</p>
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<p style="text-align: justify;" class="MsoNormal">&ldquo;The doctors say I am cured of my cancer, and hopefully it will not return. My checkups so far have been clear&rdquo;.</p>
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<p style="text-align: justify;" class="MsoNormal">&ldquo;In&nbsp;several&nbsp;ways&nbsp;it&nbsp;changed&nbsp;me,&nbsp;my&nbsp;values&rdquo;, says Poonam. Today, she runs CanKids&hellip;KidsCan an NGO in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Delhi</st1:city></st1:place> single handedly to support children with cancer; she is working with numerous organizations and Hospitals around the country to assist the children to come out clean from the cancer illness, as she did<a name="4"></a>. CanKids is expanding all over the country and very soon it determines to make its mark outside <st1:country-region w:st="on">India</st1:country-region> in countries like <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Nepal</st1:country-region></st1:place>. She is having plentiful plans in mind about the spreading out of CanKids and the Caring support she wish to provide to those who are needful. She has two boys (Angad) 14 &amp; 10(Akram) studying in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">British</st1:placename> <st1:placetype w:st="on">School</st1:placetype></st1:place>. Her husband is currently working with Excel services Noida as Operations Head.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p><strong><u><span style="color: rgb(153, 51, 102);">Childhood Cancer details:<o:p></o:p></span></u></strong></p>
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<li style="" class="MsoNormal">70 &ndash; 80 % of childhood cancers are curable. This is because of sophisticated treatments being available.<strong><u><o:p></o:p></u></strong></li>
<li style="" class="MsoNormal">In <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">India</st1:place></st1:country-region>, it is probable that nearly 30 &ndash; 40,000 new childhood cancer cases occur each year.<strong><u><o:p></o:p></u></strong></li>
<li style="" class="MsoNormal">Childhood cancers account for 3 – 4 % of all cancers.<strong><u><o:p></o:p></u></strong></li>
<li style="" class="MsoNormal">They are known to be the second Leading reason of death for children under 14.<strong><u><o:p></o:p></u></strong></li>
<li style="" class="MsoNormal">Distinct from adult cancers, the causes of most childhood cancers are as so far unidentified.<strong><u><o:p></o:p></u></strong></li>
<li style="" class="MsoNormal">Young patients often have a more developed cancer when first diagnosed.<strong><u><o:p></o:p></u></strong></li>
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<p style="margin-left: 39pt; text-indent: -0.25in;" class="MsoNormal"><!–[if !supportLists]–><span style="font-family: Wingdings;"><span style="">&sect;<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!–[endif]–>Knowledge and understanding &ndash; Access to information, advances and services.</p>
<p style="margin-left: 39pt; text-indent: -0.25in;" class="MsoNormal"><!–[if !supportLists]–><span style="font-family: Wingdings;"><span style="">&sect;<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!–[endif]–>Training &ndash; Personal, parents and volunteers.</p>
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<p style="margin-left: 39pt; text-indent: -0.25in;" class="MsoNormal"><!–[if !supportLists]–><span style="font-family: Wingdings;"><span style="">&sect;<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!–[endif]–>Activities &ndash; children&rsquo;s programs at hospitals, the haven, field trips, parties, picnics, toy and book bank.</p>
<p style="margin-left: 39pt; text-indent: -0.25in;" class="MsoNormal"><!–[if !supportLists]–><span style="font-family: Wingdings;"><span style="">&sect;<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!–[endif]–>Education &ndash; During treatment, wit the help of a mobile school bus, tuitions, books etc; And to get back to school &ndash; with funding of fees etc. evaluations, counseling, resource teaching etc.</p>
<p style="margin-left: 39pt; text-indent: -0.25in;" class="MsoNormal"><!–[if !supportLists]–><span style="font-family: Wingdings;"><span style="">&sect;<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!–[endif]–>Evaluations and counseling &ndash; Evaluation and testing; Counseling-psychological, educational, and palliative; Resourcing.</p>
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<p style="margin-left: 39pt; text-indent: -0.25in;" class="MsoNormal"><!–[if !supportLists]–><span style="font-family: Wingdings;"><span style="">&sect;<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!–[endif]–>Advocacy and Enforcement of Standards of Treatment and care.</p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><strong><u><span style="color: rgb(153, 51, 102);"><span style="">&nbsp;</span>15 Programs of KidsCan&hellip;CanKids<o:p></o:p></span></u></strong></p>
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<p style="margin-left: 39pt; text-indent: -0.25in;" class="MsoNormal"><!–[if !supportLists]–><span style="font-family: Wingdings;"><span style="">&sect;<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!–[endif]–><strong><u>Hospital Programs</u></strong> for ensuring better treatment and care, at Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, AIIMS, Hematology Department, AIIMS, Pediatrics Department, AIIMS, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">Apollo</st1:placename> <st1:placetype w:st="on">Hospital</st1:placetype></st1:place>.</p>
<p style="margin-left: 39pt; text-indent: -0.25in;" class="MsoNormal"><!–[if !supportLists]–><span style="font-family: Wingdings;"><span style="">&sect;<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!–[endif]–><strong><u>CanKids National Resource Centre, Library and Database</u></strong> for knowledge and Information to make informed decisions about care and treatment, which includes printing of books and literature on childhood cancer and survivor stories by parents and children with cancer.</p>
<p style="margin-left: 39pt; text-indent: -0.25in;" class="MsoNormal"><!–[if !supportLists]–><span style="font-family: Wingdings;"><span style="">&sect;<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!–[endif]–><strong><u>Awareness and Advocacy Program </u></strong><span style="">&nbsp;</span><span style="">&nbsp;</span>for ensuring better treatment and care, to spread awareness that Childhood Cancer is curable.<strong><u><o:p></o:p></u></strong></p>
<p style="margin-left: 39pt; text-indent: -0.25in;" class="MsoNormal"><!–[if !supportLists]–><span style="font-family: Wingdings;"><span style="">&sect;<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!–[endif]–><strong><u>Medical assistance Program </u></strong><span style="">&nbsp;</span><span style="">&nbsp;</span>for financial assistance and social support to ensure that no child suffers for lack of treatment for lack of finance.<strong><u><o:p></o:p></u></strong></p>
<p style="margin-left: 39pt; text-indent: -0.25in;" class="MsoNormal"><!–[if !supportLists]–><span style="font-family: Wingdings;"><span style="">&sect;<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!–[endif]–><strong><u>Educational Assistance Program </u></strong><span style="">&nbsp;</span><span style="">&nbsp;</span>for financial assistance and social support, to ensure that children who have completed their treatment are able to get back to school and are reintegrated in to society.<strong><u><o:p></o:p></u></strong></p>
<p style="margin-left: 39pt; text-indent: -0.25in;" class="MsoNormal"><!–[if !supportLists]–><span style="font-family: Wingdings;"><span style="">&sect;<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!–[endif]–><strong><u>Learning and Activities Program </u></strong><span style="">&nbsp;</span>for Reintegration of young people, to ensure that children under treatment, particularly the little ones do not loose out on vital years of growth and continue to learn and develop through non-formal instruction and play activities and outings.<strong><u><o:p></o:p></u></strong></p>
<p style="margin-left: 39pt; text-indent: -0.25in;" class="MsoNormal"><!–[if !supportLists]–><span style="font-family: Wingdings;"><span style="">&sect;<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!–[endif]–><strong><u>Education Program</u><span style="">&nbsp; </span><span style="">&nbsp;</span></strong>for Reintegration of young people, to ensure that particularly the older children, are tutored and mentored while they are out of school during the treatment.<strong><u><o:p></o:p></u></strong></p>
<p style="margin-left: 39pt; text-indent: -0.25in;" class="MsoNormal"><!–[if !supportLists]–><span style="font-family: Wingdings;"><span style="">&sect;<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!–[endif]–><strong><u>Employment Generation Program<span style="">&nbsp; </span></u></strong><span style="">&nbsp;</span>for Parents and Young adults for Reintegration of young people and their parents, to provide them with means to supplement their incomes as cancer treatment is expensive and many bread winners need to leave their jobs because of their children&rsquo;s treatment.<strong><u><o:p></o:p></u></strong></p>
<p style="margin-left: 39pt; text-indent: -0.25in;" class="MsoNormal"><!–[if !supportLists]–><span style="font-family: Wingdings;"><span style="">&sect;<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!–[endif]–><strong><u>Parent Support Group (PSG) </u></strong><span style="">&nbsp;</span>for Emotional Support and ensuring better treatment and care, to empower parents of children with cancer to help and support each other during treatment and after.<strong><u><o:p></o:p></u></strong></p>
<p style="margin-left: 39pt; text-indent: -0.25in;" class="MsoNormal"><!–[if !supportLists]–><span style="font-family: Wingdings;"><span style="">&sect;<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!–[endif]–><strong><u>KidsCan Konnect (KCK) </u></strong><span style="">&nbsp;</span>an independent club for teenagers and young adults for Emotional Support and ensuring better treatment and care, to provide teenagers and young adults with and without cancer, including siblings and friends, to connect with support each other.<strong><u><o:p></o:p></u></strong></p>
<p style="margin-left: 39pt; text-indent: -0.25in;" class="MsoNormal"><!–[if !supportLists]–><span style="font-family: Wingdings;"><span style="">&sect;<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!–[endif]–><strong><u>Psychological Support and Counseling and Evaluation Program <span style="">&nbsp;</span></u></strong><span style="">&nbsp;</span>for Emotional Support and ensuring better treatment and care, to provide additional support beyond that provided by the PSG, to families those with lesser coping skills.<strong><u><o:p></o:p></u></strong></p>
<p style="margin-left: 39pt; text-indent: -0.25in;" class="MsoNormal"><!–[if !supportLists]–><span style="font-family: Wingdings;"><span style="">&sect;<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!–[endif]–><strong><u>Outings Program </u></strong><span style="">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>for Emotional support and Learning children visit different places.<strong><u><o:p></o:p></u></strong></p>
<p style="margin-left: 39pt; text-indent: -0.25in;" class="MsoNormal"><!–[if !supportLists]–><span style="font-family: Wingdings;"><span style="">&sect;<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!–[endif]–><span style="">&nbsp;</span><strong><u>After Cancer Treatment Program</u></strong> <span style="">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>for Continuity of Care, to monitor the long term effects of cancer treatment, as well as to provide support and gain from Survivorship.<strong><u><o:p></o:p></u></strong></p>
<p style="margin-left: 39pt; text-indent: -0.25in;" class="MsoNormal"><!–[if !supportLists]–><span style="font-family: Wingdings;"><span style="">&sect;<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!–[endif]–><strong><u>Palliative Care Program</u></strong> <span style="">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>for Emotional Support and ensuring better treatment and care, for families of terminally ill children and those who lose their children to the disease.<strong><u><o:p></o:p></u></strong></p>
<p style="margin-left: 39pt; text-indent: -0.25in;" class="MsoNormal"><!–[if !supportLists]–><span style="font-family: Wingdings;"><span style="">&sect;<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!–[endif]–><strong><u>Home Away From Home</u></strong> <span style="">&nbsp;</span>to provide accommodation for children and their families corning from outstation for treatment in the city.<strong><u><o:p></o:p></u></strong></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p>There are 8 management support programs to ensure that the Core Programs are properly planned, developed, implemented and funded, so that Cankids is run professionally and efficiently. Though largely a volunteer organization, a middle tier of employed professional is being developed to benefit from their professional education and expertise and to ensure long term sustainable growth. The total strength of the organization is 30 dedicated volunteers and intern from time to time. &ldquo;A summer vacation program for young volunteers is also introduced, they can join us for a short term to accomplish this great work&rdquo; said Mrs. Bagai.</p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><strong>In the 3 &frac12; years if its existence, CanKids has Interacted with over 3000 children with cancer and their families, averaging 11000 people affected by the disease, through its various programs.<o:p></o:p></strong></p>
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<li style="" class="MsoNormal">Medical Assistance has been provided to over 911 children thrugh an Adopt a Child Program, the Medicl Assistance Fund, All Fund, AML Fund, Palliative Care Fund, and facilitating through appeals to Government assistance Programs. Drugs are provided for cancer treatments ranging from Wilms Tumor (approx Rs 5000/ to Leukemia ( approx Rs. 2.5 &ndash; Rs 3 lakh, to Bone Marrow Transplant<span style="">&nbsp; </span>( Approx Rs. 4 &ndash; 5 lakh). We have assisted with 10 BMTs to date.</li>
<li style="" class="MsoNormal">Educational assistance has been provided to over 200 children @ Rs. 5000/ p.a. to cover the cost of school fees, books, uniforms, tuition nd transport. This year a National Cancer Scholarship Program has been announced to award the bravery and indomitable spirit of children who have fouth the disease and excel in various fields.</li>
<li style="" class="MsoNormal">CanKids runs 10 Hospital Medical &ndash; Educational Emotional Support and Counselling Clinics a week at AIMMS; 3 Haven Clinics; and ongoing support programs at 2 other hospitals.</li>
<li style="" class="MsoNormal">In ddition to the CanKids Haven, projects currently being executed are the CanKids Home Away from Home and CanKids Palliative and Bereavement Counselling Clinic. The aim is to set up the CanKids National Childhood Cancer Centre.</li>
<li style="" class="MsoNormal">The 15 Core programs cover the entire range of childhood cancer support, from moment of diagnosis through treatment and beyond.</li>
<li style="" class="MsoNormal">A total of Rs. 2 crores has been raised largely from private indiviaduals and charitable truste, of which Rs. 1.6 crores have been utilized almost entirely for Medical and educational assistance and welfare of children with cancer.</li>
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The key focal point is to furnish whatever aid and care is essential by the poor and needy children with cancer to enable them the best possible treatment and care. CanKids provides comprehensive aid and care to children, boys and girls, of all ages and academic levels on both a residential and non-residential base. This aid includes Medical treatment, Education, and Financial support and above all the Love and Care they deserve.</p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">To work for the best possible emotional, economic and social support. To Reintegrate into society. CanKids assists and saves these types of children. In this way, it works in the areas of Care and Cure.</p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">It deals with the causes and the effects. CanKids supports not only the patient but the whole family. It helps children from all over <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">India</st1:place></st1:country-region>. In this way, the maximum possible number of children can be helped in the minimum possible time. A great number of children have already been saved and become assets to the society in which they live.</p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><strong><u><span style="color: rgb(153, 51, 102);">Contact: </span></u></strong><span style="color: rgb(153, 51, 102);"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on"><strong><u><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: red;">Educational &amp; Recreational</span></u></strong></st1:placename><strong><u><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: red;"> <st1:placetype w:st="on">Center</st1:placetype></span></u></strong></st1:place><strong><u><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: red;">(Haven):-</span></u></strong><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><br />
CanKids<span style="color: red;">…KidsCan</span><br />
(A unit of Indian Cancer Society, Delhi Branch)<br />
D-7/7, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi-110057<br />
Ph: 91-11-41663670/71/72</span>/(m) 91&nbsp;981&nbsp;1525745&nbsp;</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Website : <a href="http://www.cankidsindia.org/">www.cankidsindia.org</a></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><a href="http://www.siop2007.in/">http://www.siop2007.in</a></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><strong><u><span style="color: red;">Registered Office:-<o:p></o:p></span></u></strong></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Q-5A Jangpura Extn.<br />
New Delhi-110014<br />
Ph: 24319572, 24314907<br />
Website : <a href="http://www.indiancancersocietydelhi.in/"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">www.indiancancersocietydelhi.in</span></a></p>
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