- THE ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO BUILD A CANCER DISEASE HOSPITAL VERY SOON
Diagnosis of osteosarcoma (bone cancer) caught Daniel Arce Bobadilla’s family by surprise when he was only 15 years. Daniel and his family fought cancer for many years as much as they could. His story has made it possible for other teen cancer patients to receive treatment in better-conditioned facilities.
Daniel Project is already 7 years old now. It’s a non-profit organization that helps young people (13-25 years) to overcome cancer. The corporation pays occasional visits to cancer patients, make presentations and raise funds for the improvement of the hospitals’ infrastructure, encouraging these people to battle cancer with a good mentality.
Ligia Bodadilla, Daniel’s mom and president of the Association, assures that this project makes her feel closer to his already deceased son.
“The situation for teen cancer patients was terrible, considering that the medical treatment for kids is different from the one that teenagers receive. The project has contributed to healthcare centers with orthopedic beds and the rebuilding of some healthcare institutions.” – Bodadilla said.
Besides that, Bodadilla highlighted the recent creation of a teen club.
“In the club, they have fun and help one another” – Bodadilla remarked.
They went to Mexico, Calderon Guardia and the San Juan de Dios hospitals in order to celebrate the latest accomplishments of Daniel’s project. They brought music and entertainment to a lot of hospitalized cancer patients.
“I feel Daniel’s fighting spirit present in this project. He has been the inspiration of this association. The initiative was born when my son passed last July 9th, but his dream came true on that date as well.” – said Mrs. Bodadilla.
The program will be concluded with the construction of a cancer disease hospital. That was Daniel’s last will.
“We are still working to build a hospital for cancer patients. As a mom, I want Daniel to feel happy when he sees his dream was finally realized.” – She rounded off.