On a recent visit to Dharmais hospital, MCK volunteer Julie van Laarhoven, met up with a few of the children that MCK have been supporting. One was Sitijulia who was in for her 12th round of chemothreapy and in very high spirits. The other was 12 year old Mayang who was in for a monthly control after completing her chemotherapy treatment for a tumour on her ovary 3 months ago.
Little Aco was not feeling his best after receiving his 8thradiation treatment. He still has 12 radiation sessions to go and MCK hopes he gets through them without any problems or complications.
Twelve year old Dinda was also in for a control checkup and was enjoying painting with a group of Mums who come and paint with the children to help cheer them up during there stay in the hospital.
Julie also met for the first time, Faris and his mother from Padang who urgently needed to have his left leg amputated to prevent the tumor from spreading. MCK were able to cover all the surgery costs for Faris operation. Faris is one of four children and his mother is doing a great job in bringing him up since his Father left them.
One activity at Dharmais hospital is t-shirt painting. Below is a t-shirt painted by one of the children letting everyone know that they will not give up there fight against cancer!