December 16, 2021 | Lead News, Patient Stories
Miguel’s Dilemma – How Icla Restored Hope
Miguel began to lose hope when his daughter was diagnosed with leukemia. The Icla da Silva Foundation offered to help his family through our Icla Cares program. Watch Miguel share his heartfelt perspective in the video below.
We were first introduced to Miguel and his family through a social worker. His 5-year-old daughter Marieangel had just been diagnosed with leukemia. Like most parents of a child diagnosed with blood cancer, Miguel was lost and confused.
He didn’t know what to do.
We sat down with Miguel to answer all of his questions and explain the process. We reviewed the next steps in plain language. We let him know what to expect and how we could help.
Marieangle received months of chemo treatment and her leukemia went into remission.
Unfortunately, during Covid-19, her leukemia relapsed. At the same time, Miguel lost his construction job.
What is a hardworking family supposed to do? How will they continue to pay the bills while their young daughter is in treatment and waiting for a bone marrow transplant?
How Icla Restored Hope
Miguel began to lose hope. He had nowhere else to turn. The Icla da Silva Foundation offered to help his family. We assured him that we would be there for support throughout his daughter’s treatment.
While financial assistance removes the constant stress of how to pay the bills, providing information and support to Miguel was more important to him. We gave him knowledge and helped him understand. By providing emotional support, he felt more encouraged. He knew that we were here for him, and he recognized the valuable role he played in his daughter’s treatment.
As a result, he regained hope. Miguel rejoined the fight for his daughter’s survival.
Watch this short video – Listen to Miguel share his heartfelt story.
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Written by: Bret Itskowitch