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Cancer Patients - Family on Bikes

 Family on Bikes

From the Four Corners of the Earth
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Michael with Carlito135 viewsCarlito has a brain tumor. He's a delightful little guy!
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In the Ward58 viewsMost of the patients are quite young as the government will pay for basic hospitalization costs until age 5. After that, the parents have to pay everything - and poor Bolivian parents simply cannot afford it.
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Devoted Mother61 viewsMost of the kids have their mothers with them, but the patients who come from afar are all alone.
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John and Emili58 viewsJohn showed Emili the video he just took of her. Emili has leukemia and started treatment a year ago, but had to abandon it due to lack of funds. Now she is back.
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Dr. Salas with Emili57 viewsDr. Salas is one of only four pediatric oncologists in Bolivia. The prevailing attitude in the country is that cancer kids die, so they shouldn't put any money into them.
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4 months old with tumor behind her eye61 viewsSo heartbreaking to see a baby with a massive tumor.
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Waiting for an MRI76 viewsShe desperately needs an MRI and other scans before they can operate, but don't have the funds for the scans. Dr. Salas is searching everywhere to the money. Fortunately, this child is under 5, so the government will at least pay for the operation.
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Needing Chemo107 viewsThe government won't pay for any chemotherapy at all. There is one foundation - FUNA - that has been great and provided medicines for many children, but their funds are limited so sometimes kids have to go without.
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Families80 viewsJust like hospitals everywhere, it's tough on the families to have a childn in the hospital.
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Nancy with Paulina71 views
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Paulina59 views
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Emili53 viewsLife is very hard for this single mother of two. Her son is not allowed in the hospital due to the risk of infection, so Mom is torn between her work, taking care of Emili in the hospital, and taking care of her son at home.
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