Children struggling with cancer is a heartbreaking reality. Cuddles Foundation partners with hospitals across India that provide pediatric cancer-care and strives to improve the children’s nutritional needs. Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology is a government-funded specialized cancer-care hospital in Bangalore. It offers free healthcare to children. The cost of treatments like chemotherapy and radiation therapy is astronomical for those who lack the means, making Kidwai a blessing for providing these services for free.
Kidwai has partnered with an award-winning NGO called Cuddles Foundation. This NGO aims to assist in cancer treatments and recovery by providing holistic nutritional counseling and care to underprivileged children afflicted with cancer. They assist in regulating meals and nutritional supplements and medicines that help build their immunity. Currently, the NGO takes care of the nutritional needs of 3000 children every single month.
One of the core values of Cuddles Foundation is that they focus on creating a comfortable environment where children feel happy, safe and fulfilled. They facilitate special art and craft classes, play sessions and organize toys, books and other essentials for the children. Since they take interest in the wholesome care of children, they focus on the diets of these children to make sure their nutritional needs are met.
Cuddles foundation understands the significance of proper nutritional care. At Kidwai, they are making a very real and tangible change to the lives of children seeking treatment. Many of the kids between the ages of 0-15 years old come from different regions all over Karnataka. They usually come from a low socio-economic strata of society and are not aware of the patterns that they need to follow to lead a healthy lifestyle. The balanced nutrition for the kids, the kids specific mela held at Kidwai and the focus on each of their individual health and wellness makes the Cuddles program with Kidwai a true success.
In order to achieve the healthy lifestyle that these kids require, Cuddles Foundation has partnered with Jiyo Natural. Jiyo Natural is a health food partner and a provider of healthy, everyday food that is cooked with consideration to health and wellness. They work with the top management in companies to ensure that a person's poor health is not keeping them from achieving their set goals. At Kidwai, Jiyo Natural works with children with cancer that have specific nutritional needs that has to be defined by a healthcare professional. It is important that their need for balanced, nutrient-rich meals are met in order for them to go through extreme treatments to fight cancer. The regulated meal, high-quality ingredients and scientifically cooked food is exactly what these children need.
One of the best things about successfully achieving this healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition is that it automatically raises the morale of kids fighting cancer. Though their lives are consumed by fighting this life-altering disease, they remain positive and happy throughout the day. Once the quota for a healthy lifestyle and a well balanced diet is met, it becomes easier for oncologists to focus on treating cancer.