Throughout the 12 years of existence of the Pequeno Príncipe Gala and ten years of the Jantar do Bem, the funds raised have contributed to supporting the treatment of children and adolescents with cancer and other serious illnesses treated at the Pequeno Príncipe Hospital, as well as allowing the expansion of the structure of the Pelé Pequeno Príncipe Research Institute, where research is conducted to pursue new forms of diagnosis, treatment and cure for complex diseases, thus contributing to the reduction of infant mortality.
There are thousands of lives impacted over more than a decade of social mobilization. See below some of the achievements.
– Implementation of the Genomic Laboratory, essential for carrying out research and achieving more accurate diagnoses, which contributes to directing treatments, making them more assertive.
– Implementation of the Biobank, a structure that stores tissues and cells and contributes to carrying out research not only at the Pelé Pequeno Príncipe Research Institute, but throughout Brazil and other countries.
– Acquisition of high-cost drugs to help treat cancer and rare diseases, especially for patients who need a bone marrow transplantation.
– Acquisition of various equipment used for research and to complement diagnoses of patients treated at the Pequeno Príncipe Hospital.
– Financing of more than one hundred research projects.
– Coping with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
With the funds raised in the two events, many children and adolescents had the opportunity to receive highly qualified treatment, which transformed their lives.
Eloisa Lara Dala Stela underwent a bone marrow transplantation at Pequeno Príncipe in 2020 to treat leukemia. The tests carried out at the Genomic Laboratory helped the medical team to indicate the transplant at the right time, which allowed the remission of the disease. Today, at the age of 17, Eloisa is fulfilling her dreams: she studies, works, and makes plans for the future!
Sophia Grevinski discovered that she had bone cancer after a few days of feeling pain in her legs. The speed with which the diagnosis was made at the Pequeno Príncipe Hospital surprised the family. Early diagnosis is essential for successful treatment. The teenager underwent an innovative surgery, which uses liquid nitrogen to “kill” cancer cells, thus avoiding amputation of the limb affected by the tumor. The treatment is being completed with chemotherapy sessions, with excellent results.
Gael Marques de Oliveira’ family visited many hospitals across Brazil in search of treatment for the boy, who is fighting a rare cancer. The seriousness of the case led these hospitals to refuse assistance to the boy, until the family was referred to the Pequeno Príncipe. After two surgeries and several chemotherapy sessions, Gael was able to return to his home town in the state of Mato Grosso. He is still undergoing treatment, but now he can walk, feed himself and go back to school again, renewing the family’s hope and confidence.
These and many other stories have been written at Pequeno Príncipe Hospital with the key support of society.
Together, we transform and save lives!