"We Are All Heroes" brings a collection of over 50 testimonies from people who have gone through the painful experience of facing a malignant blood disease and aims to encourage all those who face the same experience.
The book "We Are All Heroes" brings a collection of over 50 testimonies from patient and survivors who have gone through the painful experience of facing a malignant blood disease (leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and others).
This is a complicated period, so it is urgent and necessary to find hope and fight for life. Thus, patient and survivor testimonies who have faced the disease and survived it heroically is so important to help strengthen the hope, at a time when it becomes scarce.
"We Are All Heroes" has the mission of sharing testimonies of the experiences of patients diagnosed with malignant blood disease, in order to encourage and anchor the hope of those who face the same experience.
In addition to the disease testimonies, and to offer a complete help, the book also includes contributions of oncological psychology, provided by experts in caring for patients and their families. Thus, the book has two visions of the disease experience; the vision of those who suffer and those who treat and take care of their psychological consequences.
Help us in this publication so we can keep the psychological, social and financial support to patients as we have done over the years of our existence. Let's together, support, encourage and keep the smile on the face of the people who struggle every day for life.
Join us in this mission, we will all be Heroes and help those who fight for life!
About the author
The Portuguese Leukaemia and Lymphomas Association places health as number one and that is why the well-being of patients suffering from malignant blood disorders and their families are our priority.
It is thanks to the robustness of our project which has been growing stronger since 2001, to our dynamic group and to the success of the activities we promote, that the Portuguese Leukaemia and Lymphomas Association (APLL) has been able to provide unconditional support to patients and their families, giving new meaning to the word "hope", engaging in unequal battles without giving-up.
It is the principle of mutual help and the belief that personal effort can make all the difference, that stand at the forefront of all actions involving patients, survivors and volunteers. These actions are: — materialized in publicity campaigns and in the publication of articles on malignant blood disorders where the objective is to send out alert signals leading to earlier diagnosis; — revitalized by the numerous events promoted by the Association throughout the year, such as "Cycling against Lymphoma" which transports the unequivocal message that helping hands must come from all over and that "many" will never be "too much"; — highlighted by the emotional support given to new patients by professionals, volunteers and survivors, based on a therapy of informing and comforting, and also by the financial support given to patients in need.
Persistence and hope are two of the principles which characterize our multifaceted actions pursuing the grand objectives of:
- giving support to patients and their families;
- promoting events (whilst accomplishing the double objective of informing and raising awareness);
Moved by "Strength through Unity", it is in the conquering of new members and benefactors from the general public that lays our hope of raising the necessary funds to be able to carry out the projects we have scheduled for 2015.
As would be expected from any association of humanitarian nature, APLL pursues its constant objective of attracting an increasing number of patients and making then members of our association.
It is within the present committee's motto, "more for the patients", that lies hidden the spirit which mobilizes all those who believe that they can make the difference.