Funding provided for prosthetic limb replacement

Sarcoma is a cancer that arises from transformed cells of mesenchymal (connective tissue) origin. Connective tissue is a broad term that includes bone, cartilage, fat, vascular, or hematopoietic tissues, and sarcomas can arise in any of these types of tissues.

As a result, there are many subtypes of sarcoma, which are classified based on the specific tissue and type of cell from which the tumor originates. It is important to note that sarcomas are primary connective tissue tumors, meaning that they arise in connective tissues.This is in contrast to secondary (or “metastatic”) connective tissue tumors, which occur when a cancer from elsewhere in the body (such as the lungs, breast tissue or prostate)

Last year we heard about the work undertaken by “Onkobieg” an organisation that cares for sufferers of this devastating form of cancer.

One of the worst effects of this type of cancer is amputation of limbs which have infected joints or tissue.

Last year we wre able to provide funding for two children to receive prosthetic limbs to enable them to live as normal lives a s possible.

This touched the members of FISP, as it would many of you who probably have young children of your own.

We are proud that monies raised from ticket sales, raffles and our charity auction, will once again be used to provide young children and their families with life enhancing operations.

Donation to support medications for pensioners

The Foundation for the Support of the Health of the Elderly (Fundacja Wsparcia Zdrowia Seniora,  FWZS) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization whose aim is to support elderly people who, due to the financial situation and limited domestic budget, are unable to finance the purchase of necessary medicines.

Cooperating with the donors, both individuals and commercial entities, the FWZS supports poor aged people in access to therapy, thanks to which they can actively participate in social life and enjoy life in health.

Many pensioners in Poland suffer from lack of vital medication due to financial reasons and FISP was happy to donate towards the costs of medications so that FWZS can continue their great work.

Support for local childrens school

In 2019, FISP was approached by a local children’s school in Szewnicy and they faced a huge problem with the possibility of their local school being closed due to the fact that the school playground was in a dangerous condition and considered a hazard.

As they had no funds, it was likely the school would be closed and the children would have to switch schools with the nearest school meaning a 40km round trip for both parents and students.

FISP donated funding for labour and materials to build a child-safe play area with rubber matting and brand new swings, climbing frames and other fun elements the kids could play on.