Emotional and educational support for children and young people suffering from cancer in Mexico

The beneficiaries come from low-income families

Emotional and educational support for children and young people suffering from cancer in Mexico Emotional and educational support for children and young people suffering from cancer in Mexico

This project, known as “EUDEMO: “Children and young people learning, forging, recognizing, feeling, training and creating” is run La Casa de la Amistad in Mexico, with the collaboration of Fundación MAPFRE. It aims to cover the needs of children and young people with cancer in this country.

The beneficiaries range from birth to 21 years of age and come from low-income families. The organization offers them cancer treatment as well as specific support to overcome their illness.

The project offers lodging and nutritional support to the patient, and to the person who accompanies him or her, for as long as the medical situation requires it and the doctor deems it necessary. It provides emotional support to the beneficiaries and their families to develop the tools with which they can face the process of the illness.

Additionally, the patients receive educational attention which allows them to start, continue and finish their basic and higher educational studies.

La Casa de la Amistad was founded in 1990 with the aim of offering comprehensive and free support to young people up to the age of 21 suffering from cancer and with limited financial resources. During this time, the institution has made an impact on the lives of more than 8,300 families.