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Our volunteers<\/h4>\r\n\t

Yaroslav Yurkevych,<\/h2>\r\n\t

23 ans<\/h3>\t

\u201cI am a volunteer and counsellor for the Heart-filled Hope Support Group: \u00a0we organize activities for cancer-stricken children as well as their siblings between the ages of 12 and 18 years old.\u00a0 Before becoming a volunteer, I participated in activities Leucan organizes for children and their families for two years, since I myself was stricken with cancer.<\/p>

Upon my first contact with Leucan, I wanted to become a volunteer.\u00a0 It was very important to me because of what my family went through and the support given by Leucan during my treatments.\u00a0<\/p>

In addition to this, last year I completed my nursing courses, so it is now my honour to be a part of the medical team during our activities.\u00a0 In fact, a medically trained person is needed at all Leucan activities, should the need for medical intervention arise.<\/p>

I\u2019m someone who likes to get involved and help those in need; this is why I chose my career in nursing and the reason that I volunteer.\u00a0 I see the difference Leucan makes in the lives of cancer-stricken children and their families.\u00a0 Leucan allows me to make a difference.\u00a0 That\u2019s something that I deeply value.\u201d<\/p>

Why volunteer for Leucan?<\/strong><\/h2>

\u201cWhile receiving treatment, I was very limited in the type of activities that I was able to do.\u00a0 When you spend every other week at the hospital, you lose some of your freedom.\u00a0 Also, cancer-stricken children are immuno-depressed and cannot be in crowded places.\u00a0<\/p>

Leucan always finds a way to keep us busy, amused and happy even when this seems impossible.\u00a0 That is not an easy feat to accomplish and I am honoured to be amongst those who bring so much happiness to the Leucan families.<\/p>

These days, everyone is at risk of developing cancer.\u00a0 Unfortunately, there are few resources available at the pediatric level.\u00a0 As Leucan is the Association that encompasses all cancer-stricken children, it will greatly benefit from every person who gets involved in the cause.\u201d<\/p><\/p>\r\n<\/div> <\/div>\r\n <\/div>\r\n<\/div>"}