Child Chemo House in Osaka
Thursday, November 15, 2007
  Article in The Daily Yomiuri

There is an article on "Chile Chemo House" in today's The Daily Yomiuri.
Click here for the online article

Monday, November 12, 2007
  Leaflet for Kaekko Bazaar 2007

Let's get together! Let's swap!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007
  Kaekko Bazaar 2007 by Child Chemo House

Kaekko Bazaar in Banpaku Memorial Park, Suita

Kaekko Bazaaaaar!
-Let's play with Exchanging-

Let's get together with toys! And get points and exchange them for another cool toys! It's VEEEEEEERY FUN! Kids without toys are of course very welcome. You can get points from easy games or lectures.


Kaekko Bazaar & Message from the NPO "Child Chemo House"

Date: November 17, 2007

Tekkokan & Kamino-Hiroba, Banpaku Memorial Park, Suita

Kaekko Bazaar
12:30 - Registration
13:00 - Kaekko Bazaar
15:30 - Auction

Symposium in commemoration of the first anniversary of the incorporated NPO, "Child Chemo House."
- Children with cancer grow up smiling! -
13:00 - Registration
13:30 - Symposium

This project has been executed with a grant from the Commemorative Organization for the Japan World Exposition(’70).
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
  "Mom, I wanna go home!"

Only two-tsubo (~7 square-meter) space. Toys and necessities without places to put.
Children with cancer, in this narrow space, have to fight the disease, play, study, and grow up physically and mentally sound.

A tiny simple bed given to an accompanying parent. Only one thin curtain separating from neighbors.
A tired parent suffering from insomnia worries over, comfort, and cheer up his or her child, concerned about neighbors.

Space where both parent and child curb their feelings and control their temper without complaining.
Space where they concern about family members away from the hospital.

A dream hospital is "house."
A house is filled with natural happy things that do not exist in this narrow space.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
  Hang in there!

I always thought that I had hanged tough at full power and how far I shoud keep my chin up each time someone said to me, "Hang in there!" while my daughter was struggling with disease.

AND NOW, I say to my friends suffering under the same circumstances, "Hang in there!"

I say a long line: "I don't want to say "Hang in there!" and beside I know you had hanged tough. But I feel short on words and I don't have any choice but to say --- Hang in there."

To everybody, "Hang in there!"

Written by Masami-sama.
Translated by H. Ohta
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
  Mom's drawing

This is a picture my mom drew as soon as my second daughter passed away.

My mom said my second daughter looked like a shaveling in the drawing. So she continued to draw a shaveling.

On her pictures my daughters are doing what they were in reality unable to do together. Such heartwarming and happy scenes in the drawings are inscribed in my memory.

My mom puts her cute grandchildren into the works imagining that they would have done like this.

My daughters in her drawings look just alike, where their gestures are very real in minute detail such as turning around, sitting, leaning their heads, and raising their hands. I always think that only my mom can draw such pictures.

In this picuture, my second daughter is eating water melon delightedly with her sister. And besides, there is a picture showing their decorating bamboo leaves on the Star Festival, "Tanabata," and so on. Too many drawings!

I always picuture my daughter; What is she doing now? Doesn't she feel lonely? Isn't she crying? Does she feel bad?

It makes me relieved looking at her joyful and happy face in the drawings. Her smile really makes me feel that my loved one still lives happily with us.

Thanks, Mom.

Written by Masami-sama.
Translated by H. Ohta.
Friday, January 19, 2007
  A heartwarming scene in a pediatric ward (Part 2)

A boy on his heavy guard against medical staffs.
At a professor's round visit.

Prof: How are you today?
Boy: Get out!
Prof: You look good.
Prof was approaching him for examination.
Boy: Don't touch me!
He shook off the Prof's hands.

This is a ped's ward free of authoritarianism shown on the book "White giant tower," a social Japanese novel written by Toyoko Yamazaki.

A girl extremely reluctant to take bitter Bactramin due to severe nausea during chemotherapy.

While she was feeling bad;
Doc: Are you OK? Why don't you take a bit of Bactramin?
Girl: (silence in disregard of Doc)

After recovering from nausea;
Doc: Now you are good, could you take?
Girl: Course! You're stuuuupid!

This is reality different from fictious world on TV.

Written by S. Kusuki.
Translated by H. Ohta.

"Child Chemo House" is an incorporated nonprofit organization aimed at setting up a hospital for children with cancer, taking into consideration quality of life of the children and their family.

We make an appeal for contributions. Please contact us at

September 2006 / October 2006 / November 2006 / December 2006 / January 2007 / March 2007 / May 2007 / October 2007 / November 2007 /

Free Counter
Web Counters

Powered by Blogger