Bayezid is in pain. His mother, Avi, rubs his back as he lays face down on the bed that has been his home for a month now.
Families in developing countries are some of the poorest and most disadvantaged families in the world. Despite this, they are often forced to pay for childhood cancer treatment and drugs. Ava says the family were eventually told to visit Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), a hospital which is supported by World Child Cancer;
When we met Avi at BSMMU, she told us:
Childhood cancer can have enormous impacts on a family. Bayezid is one of four children and Avi is missing life at home with her family;
World Child Cancer’s latest appeal to Give the Gift of Growing Up aims to help families like Bayezid’s by providing them with support to cover the cost of travel and treatment as well as dealing with the emotional impacts of childhood cancer. Many families are forced to abandon treatment when they run out of money, but by supporting families financially to complete treatment, we can significantly increase their child’s chances of survival.
Please donate today to help a child like Bayezid. £4 could provide them with three square meals to ensure they maintain their strength when being treated for cancer. That’s £4 that could be critical to saving the life of a child like Bayezid’s.