Patient Support & Advocacy

Lan’s Story

In Vietnam, due to the lack of specialist in rural areas, a significant number of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients with minimal cash in hand must travel hundreds to thousands of kilometers to reach the hospitals in the city. The expenses for the trip itself is already a challenge for many patients let alone the cost of treatment. But today, there are numerous CML survivors who directly benefit from The Max Foundation's patient access program to receive their cancer treatment at no cost. A living testimony to the success of our program is Lan.

Thao Tang Thi Thanh
Fundraising & Events

Max Climbs Mt. Kinabalu!

Each of us had to dig deep within ourselves to summon the strength, courage, and determination to keep going, putting one foot in front of the other, until we reached base camp and then set out in the dark early hours of July23rd for the summit. But we were not alone – we shared a strong connection and solidarity among our team of 23 that in just a few short days grew close through our shared experience.

Winona Rennick
Fundraising & Events Partner Spotlight

Ten Long Years to Climb to the Top

Tony Leo from from Malaysia and living in Singapore inspired The Max Foundation to host our 2017 Max Global Experience in Malaysia to climb Mt. Kinabalu. Tony’s story explains how this...

The Max Foundation
Fundraising & Events Partner Spotlight

Scaling New Heights!

Over the past several months, we have been training, fundraising, and preparing to conquer Mt. Kinabalu, and now we’re counting down the days until our team meets at the foot of the mountain for the big climb. Why climb a mountain, you might ask?

Winona Rennick
Education & Training

Vulnerability

I found myself reflecting about vulnerability. In a way, vulnerability is an impact. After hours of phone calls throughout the year, families have opened themselves up to me. The vulnerability is not just a spur of the moment but hopefully built on mutual trust and respect. I gain a new perspective about vulnerability – it draws out your strength when you respond to it with care.

Waheeda Hasbullah
Patient Support & Advocacy

Stories of Dignity and Hope: South Africa and Thailand | Maximize Life Campaign 2016

When Ka came to Thailand for access to treatment, she had the chance to join the MaxSmiles patient group meetings. Ka started to dream about having her own meetings and soon found support from Dr. Mary Cluck, an Australian volunteer working with Cambodian CML patients. Ka stepped up and called the patients one-by-one to invite them to their first patient meeting.

The Max Foundation
Patient Support & Advocacy

Around the World for Max’s Day!

It was an amazing 24 hours! To celebrate Max’s birthday anniversary, we went around the world through Facebook Live to visit each regional office, meet special friends, and learn how...

Josué Blanco
Education & Training

Not Just a Diagnosis, Cancer Touches so Many Lives

Cancer is a life-changing event; not just a medical condition. When cancer undoubtedly affects the patients, it also changes the lives of people around them. Having cancer may change patients’ priorities, causing them to make different life choices.

Waheeda Hasbullah
Patient Support & Advocacy

The Climb – Tony Leo’s Story

Tony Leo, musician and patient advocate shares his story of finding great passion and inspiration in the midst of facing his fears. "Passion is something that grips you, changes you and make you scale great heights where few will ever reach."

The Max Foundation
Patient Support & Advocacy Treatment Access

I am a Spartan – Thilip’s Story

Being a patient or I better call myself and others as a Spartan, someone who is fighting for something each and every day.” –Thilip Kumar Ragavan We first met Thilip Kumar Ragavan in May 2014. He was a young chronic myeloid leukemia Spartan in the patient workshop at Hospital Ampang and was newly diagnosed with CML at that time, but the smile never left his face. Bright, vibrant, energetic, and positive – that's Thilip.

Waheeda Hasbullah
Education & Training

Let’s Come Together, Shall We?

This year, the Malaysia team set a goal of creating deeper connections in our local patient initiatives. We wanted to see our patient community connect with each other. We changed the format of our patient...

Waheeda Hasbullah