Navigation Links
Spirited, Smiling Young Warriors Take on Cancer

New Delhi: Dressed in colourful attire and frolicking to their heart's content, brave young hearts battling cancer and those who have survived came together here Thursday to// send the message - the disease is curable.

The occasion being celebrated at the National Stadium was International Child Cancer Day.

Prabhasimran Anand, a bubbly eight-year-old, who is still battling the big C said while playing with balloons: "I am fighting blood cancer. I also go to school and am in Class 1."

One hundred and fifty schools from Delhi participated in the daylong function, which included games, a rock band performance and a cycle relay extravaganza to salute the young warriors.

The children also took part in a "Taklu Takli March Past", calling it so because 'takla' means baldness, which could be one of the side effects of cancer treatment but which the child patients were not ashamed of.

More than 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year in India and while 70-90 percent cases are completely curable, the fact remains that due to lack of awareness, late diagnosis and expensive treatment, almost 80 percent children do not survive.

To help turn the tide, a separate branch of the Indian Cancer Society was formed three years ago and was christened Cankids...Kidscan. And it was this group that organised the function.

Poonam Bagai, president of the society and a cancer survivor herself, said: "We are a family support group which gives financial and emotional support to the child suffering from cancer and his family.

"We also support the child in pursuing his education. Most of the families that come to us are from the economically weaker section of the society."

Jyoti Joon, 16, who hails from a village in Haryana, was shocked when she discovered two years ago that she had leukemia, a type of blood cancer. "I was depressed. I thought I would die.

"But whe n my grandmother brought me to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), we came across the Cankids group. They not only assisted my family in financing my treatment but also helped me go back to my studies," she smiles.

Today Jyoti is completely cured and is in her first year of graduation.

The Cankids group has adopted 650 kids to provide them medical assistance in various hospitals like AIIMS and Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital (IRCH) in the capital.

They are also helping 170 children, who are battling cancer or are cancer survivors, in their educational endeavor for a minimum of five years.

Rattan Watal, director of the Sports Authority of India, also announced that free coaching would be provided to the children in the stadium in any sport they excel in.

Source-IANS
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Young womens woes
2. Young womens woes
3. Zinc may enhance growth in Young sickle cell patients
4. Young women prone to heart attack
5. Blood Pressure Checks To Be Done For Children As Young As Age 3
6. The Harmful Effects Of Stress in Young Adults
7. Viagra Used More By Young Men
8. Young Smokers at Increased Risk Of Developing a Heart Attack
9. Calcium-rich Diet Good For Youngsters
10. Reconstituted Blood Better For Young Hearts
11. Young Patients On Antidepressants Found To Be Associated With Suicidal Tendencies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/5/2016)... ... May 05, 2016 , ... Augusta Public Schools has teamed ... This partnership will enable school health offices to streamline and bolster care for district ... just east of Wichita. Augusta public schools serve 2,300 students among its six schools. ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... , ... May 05, 2016 , ... ... announce that Dr. Julie Lombardo, PT, DPT, MA, OCS, WCS, has been selected ... WPTA Private Practice Award. The WPTA Private Practice Award is awarded annually to ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... May 04, 2016 , ... ... patented products, announces the Everlasting Glove, a sports invention that aids in the ... Sporting Goods Manufacturing industry is worth $9 billion," says Scott Cooper, CEO and ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... May 04, 2016 , ... Connor Sport Court ... for the 2016 NCAA Men’s National Collegiate Volleyball Championship. , Sport ... championship to be held May 5-7 at Pennsylvania State University’s Rec Hall in ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... May 04, 2016 , ... The Lymphoma ... innovative lymphoma research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series of ... the esteemed Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale, New York on May 23, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/3/2016)... India , May 3, 2016 ... 2016 Research Report provides a basic overview of ... technology, post which the surgical mesh report explores ... market. Complete report on Surgical Mesh ... profiles and 98 tables and figures is available ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... May 2, 2016 Kalorama Information noted the ... Records) market in a recent white paper.  The healthcare ... physician usage, a growing market are among the top ... Kalorama,s report EMR 2016: The Market for ... seventh complete study of the EMR industry, and the ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... YORK , May 2, 2016  Deerfield ... B financing of Graybug Vision, Inc. Graybug Vision ... developing therapies that may transform care for ocular ... glaucoma.  Graybug Vision,s technology was first developed at ... into a startup venture. Graybug ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: