July 22, 2018
We have hopeful follow-up notes on some of the difficult cases we saw.
> The myelodysplastic child who needs a bone-marrow transplant has been taken on by Medecins Sans Frontieres and the French Government for a possible BMT in France. It's obviously a long road but it's a very hopeful sign that they took on the case so quickly.
> The child with the metastatic brain tumour has been accepted into the American University of Beirut's Children's Cancer center for palliation, which is a relief to the team, who had otherwise envisaged a nightmare.
> We're still working on a number of other cases, where specialists in our contact network are generously giving their time to help these kids.
As our group has been making sense of the experience, this poem has resonated- especially the line "no one puts their children in a boat; unless the water is safer than the land."