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Venezuela is active in Cancer Awareness Campaign

Hello: I just want to share with you a few words about the hard work that ASAPHE (local association of patients) is doing in regards to the Cancer Awareness Campaign started and promoted by TMF last year. María Isabel Gómez, president of ASAPHE , was invited by Pat to attend the UICC meeting in Switzerland […]

Emotional Support

I would like to share with you a ‘patient moment’ that distressed me yesterday.  Perhaps you have had similar experiences and also varied ways for handling the emotional stress that comes with providing direct services. A young man from the US submitted a help application on behalf of his mom. She was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in […]

Next stop, Geneva

So some of you might be wondering what happened with the campaign, what now, and so what? Well, next step is handing over the signatures to the UICC. We decided that World Cancer Day, Feb 4th, was the best time to do it. After discussing with UICC, we decided to do it at a Gala […]

TBM Ended 2010 with a Bang!

This blog is rather late but I think I owe to share them to everyone. Party! Party! Party! The year would never be complete without the traditional Christmas party of TBM members. Patients and caregivers gathered together to celebrate the yuletide season, meet new friends and share fun and laughter with old acquitances. Foods were […]

A Friend of Max is a friend for ever

So the new year began with a big loss for FOM and Max India . Shabbir, dearly beloved FOM core group leader from Bombay succumbed to CML even before the first week of the new year came to an end .He was admitted to the hospital with all typical signs of having gone into blast […]

Butteflies fly wherever they want by Jessica Paola from Guatemala City

Art Contest 2010 Latin America winner, in the children´s category: Jessica Paola Suyuj  Jessica is a five years old, but this February will be six. She lives with her parents Maria Teresa and Francisco Suyuj, also with her older sister and her youngest brother, they live in San Pedro Sacatepéquez, a small town near of […]

Pat’s Video Presentation

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Welcome to 2011 – Watch my video presentation

Dear all, Happy New Year! I hope everyone got to take a little break and now are ready to get going with renewed energy. Thank you Viji for jumpstarting the Pats blog. I hope soon we will start hearing from colleagues from all parts of the world, waking up to 2011 and sharing what is […]

Another New Year – Many promises to keep

and resolutions to mull over and re assign to ourselves.One of my resolutions every year is to be dignified and soft spoken and not get hyper over every little thing. Of course a few minutes into the New Year that resolution has gone to the cleaners !!Then of course I am sure we all tell […]