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Baby Muhammad Zafran Rafisqy had internal bleeding and a swollen left leg
when he was one month old.  He was urgently admitted into the NeoNatal
ward at Cipto hospital in Jakarta. The doctors fought desperately to stop
the bleeding and Mary’s Cancer Kiddies were able to step in and cover all
his medical costs that were not covered by BPSJ (Government sponsored
healthcare).

This is Baby Zafran now at 5 months old -the swelling in his leg has gone
down and his condition is good.  Hopefully he’ll be able to go home soon.

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We are so inspired by these two teens (Bonnie Buchanan and Sahba Jackson) who have such a passion and big heart to raise funds for Mary’s Cancer Kiddies to help the underprivileged and sick children in Indonesia. More details below.

Please donate and help them reach their goals!

Donation Website: https://en.kitabisa.com/hairforyou

HairForYou

This campaign is in support of young cancer patients at Dharmais Cancer Hospital in Jakarta, Indonesia. The hospital has requested for a new Paediatric Intensive Care Unit. The children’s experience in the current unit is incredibly distressing as they share a ward with adults in critical conditions. It is also hard for the adults as the children are often crying whilst they are there.

What are we doing and why?

A group of students at the British School Jakarta will be shaving their hair on June 6th in an effort to raise awareness for cancer as well as for the hair to be made into wigs for adult cancer patients. Not only this, we want to raise as much money as possible to fund the PICU for Rumah Sakit Dharmais. We have decided to name this event “Hair For You”.

Two students from BSJ visited Rumah Sakit Dharmais and spoke with the children and teenagers there. After speaking with the children for a while, only if it was appropriate, the students asked for a photo. The moment they agreed the children put a beanie on their heads due to embarrassment. Our campaign “Hair For You” is designed to not only raise money for the PICU, but to show the children that it is okay to be bald and to encourage them to embrace not having hair.

We want to help this hospital as much as possible. Several fundraisers will be held at BSJ in the run up to the event but to make this goal a reality, we need as much outside donations and help as possible.

Where will the money go?

The money donated will go towards buying medical equipment for the much needed PICU via Mary’s Cancer Kiddies.

‘Hair For You’ has an aim to make the pain of cancer a little more bearable for these children and to show them that they are beautiful even without hair.

Even the smallest of donations will make an immeasurable difference in their lives.

If you have any queries or questions about anything to do with Hair For You please contact: hairforyoujakarta@gmail.com

Donate Now: https://en.kitabisa.com/hairforyou

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MCK would like to thank Jakarta Free Spirit (JKS) and Wintermar Offshore Marine Group for their continuous support of the Cancer Kiddies.

The annual zoo run was held on Sunday 7 May, 2017.  Thanks to JFS and Wintermar, the kiddies and family enjoyed a morning at the zoo.   MCK are also extremely grateful to the Conquer Cancer Club students at Jakarta Intercultural School who joined in the fun and helped with making sure no one got lost and everyone had a good time.

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MCK recently donated baby-scales to the Neo-natal ward at RS Cipto
Hospital.  Pictured below are nurses using the scales to measure and weigh a
premature baby.

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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.

Valensya

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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Fitri Amaliyah is 16 yrs old and attends school at Yayasan Puspita’s Bogor campus.  She is from a poor family from a rural area. Recently Fitri discovered a lump in her breast.  With the help of Mary’s Cancer Kiddies, Fitri was able to have the lump removed and tested.  The good news is that the lump is not cancerous.  Fitri pictured with her Doctor Salwan Hartono. Speedy recovery Fitri!

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Mary’s Cancer Kiddies were absolutely delighted to have the Red Nose Foundation perform at Dharmais Hospital. Below is a snippet from their February monthly newsletter.


 


As part of commemorations for International Childhood Cancer Day, Red Nose Foundation was invited by Mary’s Cancer Kiddies, a cancer care organization, to perform at Dharmais Hospital – National Cancer Center to the kids who receive treatment.

Artistic Director Dedi along with circus teachers Wawan and April performed circus tricks and clowning to entertain the kids and staff who come to the show. “While there are over 30 kids in this hospital, unfortunately only these 6 are fit enough to leave their rooms and join us,” mentioned Inge, a volunteer of Mary’s Cancer Kiddies.

At the end of the show, the kids tried basic circus skills in a workshop and then sang nursery rhymes together with Red Nose team, their parents and medical staff.

Despite their physical condition and the IV tubes attached to their hands, the 6 kids were excited to learn the circus tricks that we showed them. Some of them could keep a plate spinning on their fingers, which brought them great joy!

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