A little child, who plays with joy, suddenly falls weak, runs a fever and is taken to the hospital. He sets on a journey that takes 3 years. He is now in another world, in a battle called leukemia, all alone… Moreover, he loses his hair, has bleedings, and his body resistance and immune system collapses. The same difficulties are experienced not only in our country, but in the whole world. Barack Obama mentioned about the same issue in his victory speech, which he addressed to the world on November 7, 2012:
“And I saw just the other day, in Ohio, where a father told the story of his 8-year-old daughter, whose long battle with leukemia nearly cost their family everything… And when he spoke to the crowd listening to that father’s story, every parent in that room had tears in their eyes, because we knew that little girl could be our own.”
Let us set aside our routines, ambitions to earn money or to gain power, for a week, for a few days or at least for a few hours. Let us support the children of the world, who share the same destiny and who struggle against leukemia. Let us try to understand their innocent worlds, remember that our children could also have leukemia and not leave them alone. Let us declare them as “Our True Heroes” who have tiny brave hearts battle against leukemia monster. Let us celebrate this week, which is going to be organized for the 12th time, as “our” week, not “theirs” and celebrate with a huge turnout. We look forward to all over Turkey to our outdoors, saloon and sea events.
Üstün EZER, MD.
Chairman of the LÖSEV Board
Tomorrow starts the 12th Annual
International Week for Children with Leukemia
“Our True Heros”
This week, LOSEV will bring together children from around the world who speak different languages, yet share the same fate. The aim is to unite today’s children and life-changing adults of tomorrow, who are our true heroes to show once again we want to end this war with cancer. You can be the difference in their lives. Donate today.
Burcu and Mete Tuncel will match your donations 1:1 up to $10,000.
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