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Lea's Story

Lea was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) a month ago, and she has been receiving her treatment at CCCL ever since.

But first, what is Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia?
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) is a cancer that affects the white blood cells. Without enough normal white blood cells, the body has a harder time fighting infections.

What are the symptoms of ALL?
Symptoms of ALL include frequent infections, fever, easy bruising, bleeding that is hard to stop, flat, dark-red skin spots (petechiae) due to bleeding under the skin, pain in the bones or joints, lumps in the neck, underarm, stomach or groin, pain or fullness below the ribs, weakness, fatigue, paleness, loss of appetite, and shortness of breath.

How is acute lymphoblastic leukemia treated?
Expect your child’s ALL treatment to include three phases:
· Induction — to kill the leukemia cells in the blood and bone marrow and put the disease into remission (a return to normal blood cell counts)
· Consolidation/intensification — to rid the body of any remaining cells that could begin to grow and cause the leukemia to return (relapse)
· Maintenance — to destroy any cancer cells that might have survived the first two phases.

What are the survival rates for acute lymphoblastic leukemia?
About 90% of those children can be cured.

Why choose CCCL for your child’s ALL treatment?
Because we are the Center of Excellence and the Home of Hope providing the best medical treatments in Lebanon and the region, at no cost on the parents.

How can CCCL provide the best medical treatments at no cost on the parents?
Because of YOU! The world around us is filled with heroes who help silently through prayers and money. We promise Lea who will turn 3 this summer, and we promise you to reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases by 2030 through prevention and treatment and through promoting mental health and well-being. This is one of the UN SDG goals we actively participate in and we will fulfill it!