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Support a child suffering from cancer with monthly rations



Support a child suffering from cancer with monthly rations


Samyek's strength in his fight with cancer

Samyek is a young boy who suffers from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system. He is from a poor family and did not have proper food to eat.

When he was brought to St. Jude India’s Child Care Centre, he was rapidly losing weight because of malnutrition and the illness. He was shy and kept to himself.

Over time at the center, Samyek began to come out of his shell. He started opening up and making friends. The educational sessions got him more involved in his studies.

The center also helped his family cope through the difficult time. His parents got deeply involved with the activities at the center. They learnt more about their son’s disease which helped them move past wrong ideas that they had about it.

The food he got at the center helped Samyek stabilize his weight and continue his treatment. He is now undergoing his second chemotherapy and his treatment so far has been free of complications.

It is important to provide children battling with cancer a good environment and a healthy lifestyle. Mental well being and physical strength is crucial to a child who is undergoing treatment.

Your contribution will help provide food for children with cancer who cannot afford a meal. You can give with confidence because every program on our platform is GIVEASSURED. Contribute now to give a child like Samyek a fighting chance at life.


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Every year, hundreds of cancer-affected children travel to Mumbai along with their parents for treatment. With no place to stay in the course of the treatment, they usually end up staying on the streets, thus living at a risk of contracting secondary infections. Many of them even abandon therapy.

St. Jude India Child Care Centre works for the alleviation of such conditions for children undergoing cancer treatment. St. Jude India provides these families with a sanitized and secure environment where the patients and their families are provided the necessary nutritional and emotional support to endure the treatment. Through counseling, educational and recreational sessions they ensure the families are free of all myths surrounding their child's condition.

As for the patients themselves, they ensure a sense of normalcy is maintained for the children and they continue with activities they would pursue in a normal set up, like drawing or painting.

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St Jude India Childcare Centres

St. Jude India Child Care Centers (St. Jude's) was founded to ensure that every child suffering from cancer, irrespective of their economic status, have access to the best possible treatment available and stand a chance to fight the disease and live a healthy, happy life. To this effect, the team of 140 staff members at St. Jude's provides cost-free and holistic care to patients and their families during the child's treatment.

In close to 33 centers across India, St. Jude's provides such families with free housing, the necessary nutritional intake, free transportation to and from the hospitals, counseling, art-based therapy, music therapy and yoga for the patients, and skill training activities for the families to open up new avenues for income generation. The organization has admitted 11,180 children so far across its 33 centers.

The fundamental mission at St. Jude's is to provide a clean, safe and cost-free environment and holistic care to needy children affected by the illness and their accommodating parents.

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Founded in 1991
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Usha Banerji

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Cancer | children

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Awards And Recognitions

2012: NGO Excellence Award

2014: Lifetime Achievement Award

2014: Award for Best "Samarth Project"

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December 2018

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St. Jude India ChildCare Centers is a “home-away-from-home” for needy families with children under treatment for cancer. St. Jude’s mission is to provide clean, safe and free-of-cost accommodation to children (and their accompanying parents) who are undergoing treatment for chronic diseases like cancer in Mumbai and other cities and facilitate their recovery. To that end, St.Jude’s provides safe, secure, hygienic accommodation and holistic support and care to needy, out-station families with cancer affected children under treatment in big cities. Children under treatment for cancer experience low immunity, low blood count and weight loss. They need healthy, balanced and nutritious meals to be able to withstand harsh long drawn treatment. In addition, we found out, children prefer home cooked food, made by their mothers. St. Jude provides weekly ration and nutritional supplements to families; and utensils and cooking facility for mothers to cook all 3 meals for the family, and a dining facility for families to eat together in a dedicated area.

Story from the field

Sumit, Ratan and his grandparents came to Jaipur from their small town in Jhunjhunu district. They came to J K Lon for treatment of their grandchild Sumit for cancer. It was a new city and a trying time. Managing a safe place to live, supporting each other and giving Sumit the best care possible was a huge responsibility. Sumit had lost his parents in an accident when he was 2 years old and has been living with his grandparents ever since. The grandparents were very protective of Sumit and wanted the best life for their child so when Sumit was diagnosed, they were determined, gathered courage and strength to move to the city for him. While it was a long haul to find their ground in the new city, they were introduced about St. Jude India ChildCare Centres, Jaipur at the hospital. The grandparents had a huge sigh of relief when they visited the center and could sense the care and healing that it provided. A warm bed, clean and safe space to stay with activities to nurture Sumit and the grandparents slowly turned the family healthier to go through the treatment, physically and emotionally. The nutrition support helped Sumit get healthier and the transport made it easy for the grandparents to keep up with their appointments at the hospital. Sumit and his grandparents made friends, took each other’s help and became part of the supportive community at our centers. As grandparents, most of us would ideally want to retire and enjoy the slower moments of life but it is heartening to see how care can move mountains! Sumit and his grandparents are inspirational.

What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date981
Village/City/State where project is locatedJaipur/Rajasthan, Vellore/Tamilnadu
Total Budget for the project for FY18-191227600
Total Expenses for the project YTD507993

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