November 2–8 was Children With Leukemia Week, and here on campus, volunteers of the TDP project Kalpler 1 Lösemi 0 (Hearts 1 Leukemia 0) worked to raise awareness of the disorder. In line with the slogan “Masks Can’t Stop Laughter,” the volunteers wore surgical masks like the ones cancer patients and/or people who interact with them often wear to prevent infection. This vividly illustrated the point that young leukemia patients are just the same as other children, with the same emotions and needs, and the same capacity for joy.
Of course, the project volunteers’ dedication to helping children with leukemia extends far beyond the November event. Every Sunday morning, they visit hospitalized pediatric leukemia patients and entertain them by organizing fun activities such as painting, art and craft projects, and wizardry.