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"Whoever would tend to me, should tend to the sick."- Lord Buddha

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50th Bodhi Puja activity

CCA is continuing its nobel service over the past few years.Here are some captions from the 50th bodhi puja activity in which 50 monks were invited to participate for the puja and chanting on 23rd of February 2013. Surrounding g area was decorated with lotus and jasmine flowers.And many of the CCA members contributed for the activity.And the patients who were present that day were able to offer pirikara to the monks.DSC_0797DSC_0792DSC_0774DSC_0769DSC_0770DSC_0754DSC_0741DSC_0748

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Project “Gilanopasthana”-Care for the Sick

The members of the CCA get together every month for this noble activity.Intention is only to care for the sick,just following our motto,as said by Lord buddha.

In return our members get the chance to improve their qualities including the mettha,karuna and muditha.

What we do?

We go near the fathers and mothers who are ill with Cancer,and have a friendly chat with them.Then we ask how we can help them.

They might ask…

For a haircut or a clean shave.

To cut short their nails.

To give them a bath.

Clean and Arrange their cupboards.

Wash their clothes.

Or some other simple request like make them a Tea etc.

Our members will full fill their request with utmost respect and care.

And finally we will donate some essential items like soap etc.

Nails done

And finally the group dispersed with a lot of happiness and peace of mind thinking about the noble service.

This happens once a month at Teaching hospital karaptiya — Cancer unit.

Date will be notified later.Any one can participate with their labor/money/dry rations etc.

Theruwan saranii

By Dr.Iresh Jayaweera

BREAST PROSTHETIC PROJECT

Being the most common cancer among females in Sri Lanka Breast Cancer has left thousands of Sri Lankan Woman in despair with everlasting cosmetic defects. Event the few lucky patients to survive with breast cancer end up with either partially or totally resected breasts that will leave a scar as well as an empty chest with huge emotional burden. A breast being an important part of female physique a traumatised or disfigured female chest has an enormous impact on the patient as well as people closely associating the victim.

Although these breasts are being taken out surgically as a life saving measure, to reconstruct a breast surgically is rather expensive as well as an impractical thing in cancer patients. Even with such possibility Silicone Breast Prosthetics and such Plastic surgery is way too expensive for Sri Lankan patients.

Taking these reasons in to consideration CCA started its Breast Prosthesis Bra campaign on the 19th June 2008. Since its initiation CCA has given 855 Braziers to deserving patients from Anuradhapura, Kandy and across the country.  One bra costs 250 SL Rupees to Cancer Care Association and we now have spent almost 215.000 Rupees on giving away these breast prosthetics.

With the commencement of this project Mrs. Anoma Wijesuriya Managing Directress of Anoma Opticians donated us with the first contribution of 50.000 Rupees. After that we have been keeping up with the service  on generous contributions made by various parties and individuals. Among many other kind donations CEB (Ceylon Electricity Board) staff contributes to this project every month.

The bra of hope

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