When Yanuel was diagnosed with leukemia, he was just a 2 and a half years old. He did not know what was going on around him at the time, at first he was crying when he was having to go to the clinic for fear of being admitted back to the hospital. Yanuel has become accustomed to the routine – chemotherapy afternoons in the clinic, various admissions to the hospital for low platelets, flu among others more, restricted from common activities. Yanuel is now 5, and loves playing ball with friends, gymnastics at school or even to slide down a slide. To this date he already assimilates a little that he has to go to different medical appointments, when we go he goes with joy since little time is left to complete the treatment completely. He is a NEGU warrior!!!
Yanuel likes to play a lot with hot wheels, he loves to count the numbers in English and Spanish!
Kenia, Yanuel’s mom says, “Some years ago I met a new world “the world of childhood cancer”A world where just hearing the name produces a lot of sadness and fear.They say it’s a world where only very few children go, so it’s a very special world. In that world, children who enter become superheroes.While some become invincible with a force never seen, others happen to fly and to light next to the stars of the sky.Since entering that world I have met many children with different powers, but all share one “the power of the smile”It’s not a smile, it’s a magic smile, when a superhero boy smiles, it makes you forget that word so ugly (cancer) and you feel very happy to be by his side and to be part of his world.That world maybe we do not understand more for adult people for that reason perhaps it is so frightening to us to enter, but not for that it is necessary to forget that it exists.They are children with desire to play, paint, dance, laugh ………. and above all d LIVING.No matter if they are in a hospital or in the house, they WANT to remain children. They are doctors, they suffer physical changes …… but their strength is born in the game.It’s magical to feel what they give you with just being part of their world “they fill you with life”.I invite you to enter this world, you will like to be part of it and maybe you get to see life as they “A GAME”Let’s help to form superheroes that stars there are many already.”