In the middle of a caravan, a child celebrated defeating cancer with his family in the streets of Medellín. Photo: @DenunciasAntio2/ Twitter
Cancer is one of the deadliest diseases and overcoming it is a source of happiness and pride for those who have suffered from it along with their families.
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Such was the case that appeared in the streets of Medellín on the afternoon of May 21. In a video that quickly went viral, a caravan is seen on Regional Avenue, one of the most important in the capital of Antioquia, where several people were celebrating a very special event.
In the video you can see a family celebrating excitedly that one of their children had overcome cancer with a car decorated for the occasion, a fact that caught the attention of the drivers who were moving along the busy road.
Boy celebrates with his family that he beat cancer through the streets of Medellín
The dozens of vehicles that noticed the truck, which was decorated with bombs and a sign on the back that said “I beat cancer”, joined the celebration with whistles and shouts, as well as the driver who recorded the video, who He wanted to publicize the situation through social networks.
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The fact made the environment even more pleasant for the minor who overcame the complicated disease and who saw how his happiness, as well as that of his family, touched the fibers of other people who became aware of the valuable news.
Through social networks, Internet users expressed their satisfaction with what happened to the child, who is seen greeting people who passed by the side of the vehicle in which he was transported while receiving praise and good comments under the gaze of their families.
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“It’s good to open this app and find this kind of information, because there is a lot of hate on Twitter, and this is something positive and full of faith,” commented one tweeter.
There were also praises for the drivers of the cars that passed near the truck where the minor was, joining the celebration with their horns.
“I am very happy for them, but it gives me a chill when I hear the other cars and motorcycles that accompany them go by with their car horns. How cool!” said one netizen.
Similarly, the celebration gave rise to messages of encouragement from people who have overcome the disease, who wished strength for those who still suffer from it.
“I congratulate you because I am an early stage cancer survivor and thank God and my homeopathic doctor can beat it if you can, if you can,” another user wrote.
According to official figures from the Ministry of Health, only in Colombia, there are approximately 32,000 new cases of cancer each year, 16,300 men and 16,800 women, of whom 2,200 are children.
Men are more often affected by stomach, lung, prostate, colorectal cancer, and leukemia. For their part, women tend to suffer from cancer of the uterus, stomach, breast, lung and colon.
In the country, the central zone is the one that concentrates the greatest number of cases, with the departments of Caldas, Quindío, Risaralda, Antioquia, Valle del Cauca, Los Santanderes and Cundinamarca being some of the most affected.
In the child population, of the 2,200 cases that occur annually, only 50% manage to overcome it when in more developed countries 80% do so.
In children there are different signs or symptoms that make one suspect that they have cancer. Parents and caregivers should be alert to the presence of an abdominal mass or abnormal swelling in any area of the body, prolonged fever, paleness, lack of energy, sudden changes in behavior, enlarged head, as well as unexplained bruising. apparent.