Elie is a fourteen-year-old boy who came from Venezuela with his family after being diagnosed with cancer. When Elie's mom learned that her son had cancer, it was the most devastating thing she can come across. Life became grim. She decided to come back to Lebanon, to the Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon (CCCL), where her son would receive the highest quality health care with no cost at the parents. Today, after more than 2 years since Elie’s diagnosis, she considers the center her second home and everyone at CCCL her extended family.
Elie still has 9 months to finish his treatment and he says that 3 things got him through all the pain and hard times: his mom's love, CCCL, and Fortnite.
When you're hurt, you come back home. Elie came to his mom's lap. His mom came to us. This family represents many Lebanese families who have left the country for different reasons over the years. 2-year-old Selena came back from Saudi Arabia, and 5-year-old Yasmina from Dubai, Issa from Iraq and hundreds of other Lebanese citizens came back home because this is where they feel safe when in pain.
CCCL has been treating kids in Lebanon without discrimination. Non-Lebanese are welcome as much as Lebanese kids because we believe in the International Childhood Cancer Day theme for this year #nomoreborders . Maria, Yazan, Ayham, Abdul Malek, Youssef, Laith, Jennifer, Marc, Layal, Mariam, Emma… and many, many more kids who are non-Lebanese living in Lebanon are all welcome. We have reduced "borders" and increased access to the care and cure of childhood cancer, we are building international partnerships as well as advocate for the specific needs to the families to eliminate barriers to spread the hope and the cure.
You have always stood by us, but today we need your urgent support more than ever. www.cccl.org.lb/RescueFund
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