Reporters the province of Santiago de Cuba gave shows of solidarity with the program to combat cancer to patients in the Onco-hematology Ward at the South Children's Hospital, in the capital city.
As part of Cuban Press Day, each March 14, the union makes a modest contribution by its support to families and health personnel in the unit, where every day they spread love and hope.
The initiative started four years ago by the "Ernesto Medialdea" delegation of retirees, of the Union of Journalists of Cuba (UPEC) in the territory, its president, Gertrudis Rodriguez, an enthusiastic promoter when the date approaches, told AIN.
With input from colleagues we bought story books, notebooks, pencils, toys, candy and other supplies for the hospitalized children, who this time enjoyed a sixth grade choir that we brought from the July 26 City School, said Gertrude.
Sonia Franco, of the delegation, said the gesture is simple but carries a great deal of encouragement and support.
Her colleague from the telecentre, Naylet Hernandez, picked up the feelings of the father of four year old Omar Baez, who expressed how much the gift of the journalists of Santiago contributes spiritually to the health of his child and the rest of the patients.
This time this visit coincided with the weekly therapy of the "Crusade for Joy" project, whose promoter is Dr. Manuel Verdecia, capable of combining being a health professional with being a clown to bring a smile to his patients.
There were stories, poems, songs, and also faces marked by the excitement of seeing behind the innocence of children suffering from diseases, whose appropriate treatment is impeded by the blockade of the United States, since the revolution triumphed in January 1959.