Hi! My name is Ximena, I like to be called Ximenita and I am 3 years old. Being at this
little age I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, popularly known as blood
cancer. Unfortunately, acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common type of cancer
that can happen in childhood and it happens when a cell that is made in the bone
marrow, white blood cells to be precise, present particular errors within its DNA and this
error starts to spread to the rest of the cells. These cells are responsible for protecting
the body against infections and other substances that are seen as strange to the body.
The symptoms include enlargement of the lymph nodes, bruises, fevers, pain in the
bones, getting easily infected and gum bleeding. The treatment of it can be either
chemotherapy or through the use of localized drug delivery which both destroy
cancerous cells but they are very painful especially when used in kids of my age.
Ximenita and her mother reached us because the treatment she is undergoing, which is
chemotherapies, has become very scarce especially nowadays that we are inmid the
global pandemic COVID-19 which has made that less resources are being invested in
this particular field inside the health sector as other priorities have arisen. Her Mom told
us: “I don't want my daughter to get held back with her therapy, she has been going well
with her fight against leukemia, I know a lot of kids also need it but I don't want to stay
with my bare hands and lose my daughter, Please help me!”.
Ximenita needed in order to continue with her teraphies of chemotherapy a medicine
called Cyclophosphamide IV of 500 mg. With that in mind we introduced her in our
program called #NotOneMoreWithoutChemoterapies we started looking for people that
wanted to help Ximenita continue her chemotherapies and fortunately a lot of people
reached us and her Mom in order to help her. Thanks to all the people who helped
Ximenita either economically or through word spread through our social media. Like
Ximenita there are a lot of kids that are in this exact situation, if you want additional
information about these kids and want to help them we invite you to follow us on our
No room for delay
3-year-old Ximenita fights against∫ leukemia. She and her mom raise their voices against the shortage of chemotherapies in the country.