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Seventh meeting in Seven years – Patna , Bihar

Towards the end of the patient support group meeting in Patna last Saturday, the still eager and enthused crowd of over 250 participants could be seen poring over a sheet of paper in their hands, a pen hovering over it, with volunteers in each aisle ready to offer help. On the stage, another volunteer was […]

MAX collaboration outcome in Uzbekistan!

Good news from Uzbekistan! I am sharing infromation provided by GIPAP physician of Uzbekistan, Dr.Kazakbaeva. Dear Pat,First of all we would like express our appreciation to you for collaboration with Research Institute of hematology and blood transfusion MoH of Uzbekistan. This year is a significant date for us, cause of GIPAP is working for 10 […]

On the move!

I am excited to share that The MaxFoundation’s global headquarters will be moving to a new location; we are moving to Seattle, to a more central location this July. Earlier this year our Board of Directors approved a plan to relocate the HQ; thanks to Tracey Higgins and to Erin who became the relocation committee […]

World Cancer Day 2014 observed at Kochi

  World Cancer Day was observed at Kochi on 2nd February 2014 as “Communion 2014”. It was a great honour to me that Dr V P Gangadharan had specially invited me to the function. This was a day when people came together to take a stand against a disease that’s affected us all – to […]

Designs on his Life

Those of you who follow me on Face Book would have seen last week my posts on a certain young boy’s awesome debut showing on India’s most important Fashion Week . Lalit Sengar and his by now much respected Label , SENGAR I first heard of Lalit when he was maybe 16 or 17 years […]

Grieving with the family of a patient

  In the course of our work , spending as we do, so much time in close proximity with our patients and their families sometimes it is difficult to be aware of the thin  and rather nebulous line of  involvement and detachment that is drawn between us. Especially in our case where our patients live […]

Remembering Max’s Gift

It was a quiet Saturday morning and we are soon to have our usual monthly meeting of the Max Family Society Malaysia on March 8th. It was a day before Max Rivalora’s memorial. It came across our minds that it would be the perfect day for all of us to honor and thank Max of the […]

Maximo Visits Mangalore

Maximo had already travelled to so many places and now it is his turn to visit Mangalore and share his story of courage. By 10:30 am, I met Suprabha, lady who had made all the arrangements for the Maximo book reading session at K M C Hospital. We planned about the place where the session […]

4th Regional Meet @Odisha

The day started with inflow of people from different regions of Odisha. This was the 4th Regional Meet that was going to be held.  Bhubaneswar FOM chapter did a great work calling patients and organising the meet. This year also we had a very good turnover of around 370 plus people attending the meet. Six eminent […]

What if …..

Cathy’s teling comment on Pat’s sharing of some intimate memories of her time with Max has prompted me to post this . Right in the middle of the working day – what better time than this as in each breath we take and each minute we spend in doing our work it is part of […]

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