Treatment Access

Remembering Max

Year after year I dread this day, March 9th, the day cancer took Max from us. No matter how many years pass, how excited I might be about our progress,...

Pat Garcia-Gonzalez
Education & Training Patient Support & Advocacy Treatment Access

Because we can, we must

Janaki is a happy 22-year-old woman living in Nepal and working at Century Bank. But this has not always been the case for her. At the ripe age of ten...

The Max Foundation
Treatment Access

30 Years Ago…Remembering Max

March 9th is a day of mourning and grief for The Max Foundation and for anyone who knows our story and loves the Organization. On March 9th 1991, 30 years...

Pat Garcia-Gonzalez
Treatment Access

Living with cancer and hope in Paraguay

In 2008, Osbaldo was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) at the young age of 24. Osbaldo shares his journey accessing treatment.

Ines Garcia Gonzalez
Patient Support & Advocacy Treatment Access

Meet our COVID heroes

They’re patients, physicians, pharmacists, police officers, caregivers, and cancer care advocates stepping up to help vulnerable patients continue to have access to treatment throughout the global pandemic closures.

Naomi Thalenberg
Treatment Access

My journey to cancer treatment in Cambodia

Bunthan Kahn was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in 2017. He’s a tour guide, a husband, a young father, and an avid learner. From traveling far to meet with specialized physicians, to seeking treatment in his country, his journey toward finding hope took perseverance.

Piyapong Siriviriyanun
Fundraising & Events Treatment Access

Measuring the value of treatment: Lessons Learned from Mozambique

One of the things I observed at Maputo Central Hospital was the level of comfort and trust between the physician and the patient. It is remarkable because until today the doctors had no effective treatment to give. And yet the patients came back, time after time, for regular check-ups, never losing hope. 

Renata Hasle
Treatment Access

Patient Story: Carmen from the Philippines

In 2011, Carmen developed a fever that lasted for weeks and began losing weight rapidly. After multiple doctors, tests, and misdiagnoses, she finally discovered she had chronic myeloid leukemia. Carmen feared her life was over. She even went so far as to sew her own funeral dress. Eventually, Carmen learned that her cancer could be managed through oral treatment, but the costs were prohibitive. Luckily her physician was a Max Foundation partner. She was able to enroll in our access program for imatinib at no cost, and all seemed well for a few years—until, that is, she stopped responding to her initial treatment.

Meg Mager