Friday, 23 April 2010

Eeshwar Child Welfare Foundation - Support Group from Lucknow

I hope to use this blog to generate awareness of the excellent work done by the various cancer support organisations in the country. I will focus on those groups which either exclusively work with children with cancer and their families, or who provide support to this group of patients along with other similar activities.

The focus of this post is on the Eeshwar Child Welfare Foundation which was set up in 2005 by Sapna Upadhyaya. They provide assistance to the children with cancer and their families who are being treated at Chhatrapati Sahuji Maharaj Medical University (formerly known as King George Medical College) in Lucknow under the care of the local paediatric oncologist, Dr Archana Kumar. In this time the have supported over 1200 children with direct medical costs (chemotherapy, diagnostic tests), indirect medical costs (food, clothing), access to social and educational services. Currently, the support group is involved in building a "Home away from Home" so that these children who travel from long distances have a suitable accommodation available for themselves and their families.

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