Jani is an 8-year-old boy from Cameroon who enjoys school spending time with his family, friends and playing sports. His father, Bruno, is a teacher at their local school and is keen for his son to fulfil his ambitions in life as any parent would.
One day, Jani started to develop a swelling around his stomach. Seeking help for his son, Bruno took Jani to the local healthcare centre who diagnosed him with a type of lymphoma. Despite receiving this diagnosis, Bruno did not understand what was wrong with his child as there was no explanation given on what it was or how it could be treated.
When Jani’s condition continued to worsen, they visited Mbingo Baptist Hospital and it was here they met Dr Francine Kouya who quickly diagnosed Jani with Wilm’s Tumour. Dr Francine took the time to explain to Bruno what was happening to his child and what treatment was needed to increase his chances of survival.
Cancer treatment for children in Cameroon can be expensive with many families being pushed further into poverty when trying to cover the costs to save their child. With family members having to spend months at a time away from home and their work, financial burdens often mean that families are forced to abandon treatment. Jani’s treatment costs were supported by World Child Cancer, made possible from the generosity of our supporters;
World Child Cancer supports children with cancer and their families in developing countries by paying for essential treatment. Thanks to your incredible donations, Jani is now on the road to recovery and enjoying life as a child again. You can give the gift of growing up to children with cancer just like Jani by donating today. It costs £200 to support accurate diagnosis for 10 children with cancer in Cameroon, whilst £50 could fund training for a healthcare worker on the early warning signs of childhood cancer.