FANAC , Foundation for Assistance to Children and Adolescents with Cancer " Antonio Lopez Bermejo " , are a Non Governmental Organization Nonprofit , which helps children and adolescents with cancer who are in extreme poverty within our Ecuadorian territory since until the day today nationwide cancer is the second leading cause of death. We develop projects for the benefit of children and adolescents with cancer, helping to improve their quality of life by providing emotional and psychological support to them and their families, since the impact of this disease affects not only children and adolescents but also their families and their parents directly , because many if not all lose their jobs to accompany their children on chemotherapy and radiotherapy .
Everything that we do for children and adolescents with cancer is outside the hospital setting , through social and recreational activities that provide distraction and relief in the treatment of children and adolescents with cancer, we also seek alternative cancer treatment that our children will soon regain their normal state of health, and to disseminate and educate the Ecuadorian society about the social cost of child and adolescent cancer and problems generated.
When children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer what we do as a foundation is to seek alternative treatments such as bone marrow transplants , in certain conditions , and rescue members in cases of osteosarcoma diagnosis.
This is how the foundation has been helping children and adolescents with cancer, seeking alternatives for recovery, and possibly sending children and adolescents to other countries to continue with their treatment , with an average of help from 2 to 3 children per year.
In Ecuador in 5 children with cancer 2 children die one achieved complete cure and 2 children living depending on drugs and outpatient support, cancer in children shows different because despite appearing at a young age, he has managed to keep stable the child or adolescent drug can fall and die. The financial aid awarded by the foundation are significant, since they are given to parents so they can continue to treat cancer, or to help with their expenses for food and transportation, since many cases have to travel distances so far they remain in a bus along the journey between 5-6 hours and reach the nursing home where children and adolescents receive medical attention as chemotherapy and radiotherapy are interchangeably, sometimes in severity cases and the urgency of treatment has come to pay for plane tickets and coming back to their places of origin as they move from city to city.
To continue helping more children who are still waiting in public hospitals in our country , or are not served by any hospital need a monthly average of $ 20,000 , with each contribution that your realizes continue to see more smiles and happiness hope reflected in the faces of our children for life wrestlers , " we thank you for being part of our mission."