Providing support and hope to young people with cancer in Costa Rica

Caring for 150 young people between 13 and 25 years of age

Providing support and hope to young people with cancer in Costa Rica Providing support and hope to young people with cancer in Costa Rica

The Daniel Project, in collaboration with Fundación MAPFRE, provides assistance to 150 young people between 13 and 25 years of age, suffering from cancer. The aim is to give them support, share experiences, inspire strength and bring hope so that the young patients do not abandon their treatments and in the long term, resume both their studies and their normal life.

The initiative also addresses the main needs of the patients and their families through psychological, nutritional, health and educational support. In addition, the patients share experiences with other young people, forging bonds of friendship. They do not feel alone, which is especially beneficial during their stay in the center. These friendships continue beyond the hospital walls thanks to activities promoted by the Daniel Project, such as the Friends’ Adventure Camp.

The Daniel Project, founded in 2010, is an association which focuses its efforts on improving the quality of life young people with cancer in San José. This NGO has been a pioneer in in creating spaces in public hospitals like San Juan de Dios and Hospital México, where they have managed to incorporate recreational therapies and offer companionship, always much in demand by patients.