Posts Tagged ‘Dr. Edi Tehuteru’

Mary’s Cancer Kiddies visited Dharmais Hospital recently and met with Valensya who is seven years old and is currently being treated for Leukemia. Valensya is from Pontianak in West Kalimantan and is on schedule with her chemotherapy treatment.


We also met Ahmad Az Zahidi pictured below with Dr Edi Tehuteru.  Three and a half year old Ahmad is from Balikpapan in East Kalimantan and is currently progressing nicely with his chemotherapy for Neuroblastoma.

Ahmad Az Zahidi

Mary’s Cancer Kiddies is helping both patients by paying for chemotherapy medication that is not covered by BPJS (government health insurance).

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Farewell Inge!


Dear Inge,

With this, we want to say a big thank you from us all for your contribution to MCK over the past few years. You have done a fabulous job of keeping meticulous records of MCKs spending, and producing regular reports for our donors, while also managing to somehow keep your cool (and your sanity!) while trying to make sense of all of those hundreds of receipts that you received in envelopes of varying shapes and sizes every month.

But of course your work for MCK has involved much more than that. You have also helped us to liaise effectively with the wonderful doctors and nurses with whom we work at Cipto and Dharmais, and also spent time with and demonstrated your concern for many of the children whose treatment we have supported. In addition, you have helped us to maintain good links to our generous donors, and always been ready with a sympathetic shoulder to lean on whenever any of us needed it.

For all these reasons, and many more, it has been a real pleasure to have you as part of our small group, and your departure is going to leave a big gap. Although reluctant to see you go, we wish you, Paul, Mark, and Sophie all the very best for your new adventure in Geneva, and hope that you will continue to stay in touch, and hopefully also find a way to keep on helping MCK, even from a distance. After all, once an MCK volunteer, always an MCK volunteer!

With love and very best wishes from all the MCK volunteers, Inge and Haidi. We are going to miss you! 


MCK volunteers with Dr Edi and Dr Rina, Pita Kuning volunteers, together with sponsors: kay from Thailand Association, and Carin from Werkgroep 72

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Last month Kay Ruygrok, in conjunction with the Shangri-la Hotel, organized a fundraising dinner featuring mussels that coincided with the launch of Shangri-la’s social welfare support program, for which MCK is their chosen charity. The event, which included a silent auction, proved very popular. Dr. Edi Tehuteru from Dharmais hospital’s children’s ward, who together with his wife were special guests at the event, gave a moving speech to the more than one hundred people who came to support our work. MCK would like to take this opportunity to again thank Kay and Shangri-la for their generosity and hard work in putting on the event, and also all those who came along.

Dr. Edi Tehuteru giving a speech

Mussels fundraising event at the Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta

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