Letter from the founder

A child who left his mark in the form of LOVE…

It would be difficult to explain who I am after the death of a son who was only 9 years old from leukaemia…

Andrés, a father who lived through the hardest, most painful and traumatic trial that life can put before you. It seems that it is not enough that your child leaves, but that you have to go through a whole process of devastating illness.

That’s how it was, I spent a long year hoping every time some good news arrived, hoping that one day the definitive news would appear: “Luis has been cured”. Amongst some hopes, se colaban a lot of bad news that made it more difficult every day to stay on your feet.

Although without realising it, you are learning from your son every day, he talks to you, looks at you, embraces you, expresses expresses himself and you see that for him his values and way of being remain unchanged. Friendship, Generosity, Surrender, Love and, of course, his Smile… It is incredible how a 9 year old boy suffering from cancer can comfort a father who is tired and desperate. There was Luis, always giving me an example of overcoming, falling in love with everyone who approached him and spent five minutes by his side. He had that Angel who wrapped his wings around you and transported you to a magical world, where illness took second place, where there was only laughter, games, hugs and a light in his eyes that illuminated his whole world…

A child who left his mark in the form of LOVE, so much so that, in one of the many conversations I had with him, he suggested the possibility of helping other children who were “bad” like him. I know that he would have loved to do it in life with me, but his little body could not stand so much poison inside, his physical deterioration every day made his heart stop on January 15, 2007 and his Soul flew to that magic world from where he guides me today to do what he always wanted to do, help children with cancer.

El 10 de mayo de 2010 nace FUNDACIÓN OLIVARES

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