— A COMMITMENT OF LOVE
The kids with cancer need us! Their physical, emotional and economic hardships put a lot of stress on them and their families. With your help we have done a lot to ease their pains and struggles. But, there’s still much more we can do to help.Donate now
— professional emotional support
Since 2015, we have been providing much-needed professional emotional support to our children through a comprehensive psychology program specially designed for pediatric oncology patients.
We have two full-time clinical psychologists, Dr. Irma Rivera and Dr. Carenin Cordero, who visit young patients at the Oncology Unit and the Ambulatory Oncology Clinic. The doctors offer them affective-emotional treatment and help them manage diverse issues related to their condition, including:
- Uncertainty of a cancer diagnosis
- Impact of prognosis
- Codes of silence
- Pain management
They also provide patient’s family members with tools to deal with grief and work with cancer survivors to help them cope with the memories of the disease and the fear of possible relapses.
Our psychologists also provide emotional support to the physicians, nurses and health personnel who work with the Oncology Unit’s children.
TE SERVIMOS CON AMOR
— caring for the caretakers with free meal delivery
CAP provides free lunch and dinner to the parents or caretaker accompanying every child hospitalized in the Pediatric Oncology Unit.
This convenient meal delivery program saves patients’ families both time and money. At the same time, it allows them to always remain close to the child, instead of having to exit the hospital to buy food and leaving the child unattended.