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CAN FIGHT FOR VICTORIA

Actions to raise awareness and to collect funds to support research.

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SUPPORT CANCER RESEARCH FOR CHILDREN

In memory of Victoria, who died at the age of 10, her family and her friends wish to unite their efforts in order to actively support the research work of the Cansearch Foundation, particularly in connection with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), knowing that only research can effectively combat this disease and cure children affected by it.

THE CANSEARCH FOUNDATION

CANSEARCH is a public interest foundation established in 2011 thanks to the support of several foundations as well as in collaboration with the University Hospitals and the Faculty of Medicine of Geneva.

The Cansearch Foundation is entirely dedicated to financing research intended to improve the understanding and the treatment of cancer and blood illnesses in children. In order to do so, the first research platform for pediatric oncology and hematology was created in Geneva. Today, it brings together researchers of the highest level.

The research performed at this platform allows therapeutic strategy to be adapted by means of a personalized, innovative and multi-disciplinary approach in order to offer children the best chances of survival, to reduce relapses, while minimizing sometimes irreversible secondary effects.

WE CAN FIGHT TOGETHER

There will soon be several festive events intended not only to raise awareness of the Cansearch Foundation and its work, but also to provide significant financial support for the Foundation.

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MYECHILD

Clinical research project in pharmacogenomics on acute myeloid leukemia in children

A MESSAGE FROM HER MOM

Dear reader,

You will find below my story as the mother of a child who suffered from myeloid leukemia and who spent many months in the oncology department of the Children’s Hospital in Geneva.

My life stopped on Saturday 3 October 2015. The day before, I had consulted my daughter Victoria’s pediatrician because she had a large bruise. The pediatrician advised me to have a blood test taken. On Saturday morning, we went to a health center for a simple blood test. As we were worried, we preferred to wait for the results before leaving for the weekend as we had planned. Towards 11 o’clock, the pediatrician called me and asked us to come immediately to the Emergency Room of the Geneva University Hospital. We did this right away, unable to imagine what awaited us. As soon as we arrived, Victoria was immediately taken into care.

While waiting, my husband was worried and called the pediatrician to ask what had happened. The pediatrician informed him that an abnormal and extremely elevated level of white blood cells had been detected in her blood, which meant nothing to me at the time. I didn’t understand anything.

After we received some information provided by the medical staff, I heard the word leukemia. I didn’t understand at first, or maybe I didn’t want to understand. I no longer know. Shortly after, Victoria had a very high fever and her general condition deteriorated. During the night from Saturday to Sunday, Victoria suffered a sceptic shock and was placed in intensive care. Her condition was so critical that the doctors suggested placing her in a coma in order to relieve the suffering of her organs. That was the beginning of our long and difficult battle. After 14 months of suffering as a result of chemotherapy and a transplant, punctuated by moments of hope and despair, Victoria passed away on 20 November 2016 as a result of her disease at the age of 10.

Help us to fight this horrible illness that unfairly targets innocent children. Thanks to your contributions, the “Can fight for Victoria” action group will be able to finance research into myeloid leukemia in order to understand and learn how to fight this terrible injustice. Please take the time to share my story as a mother.

Coralie Canonica

VICTORIA, AN INSPIRATION FOR EVERYONE

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YOU CAN FIGHT

New research, principally connected with the disease that Victoria suffered from, might have the chance to come to light thanks to your gifts and your contributions. You can make these as follows:


By bank transfer to the CANSEARCH Foundation:

Banque Mirabaud & Cie
Boulevard Georges-Favon 29
CH – 1204 Genève
Account Number: 508397
Swift Code: MIRACHGGXXX
IBAN: CH10 0877 0000 0005 0839 7
Reference: Can fight for Victoria.


By postal order in the name of the CANSEARCH Foundation:

Account Number: 12-189333-1
Swift: POFICHBEXXX
IBAN: CH12 0900 0000 1218 9333 1
Reference: Can fight for Victoria

CONTACT US

Please send any questions to Coralie Canonica:
e. coralie@cansearch.ch
t. +41 79 417 52 41

THE COMMITTEE

Coralie Canonica
Nagwa Said
Nathalie Canonica

Guerric Canonica
Benjamin Lavizzari
Florian Buchs