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In 2006 a half-hour programme about Javier Imizcoz, a Cudeca patient, was made for  the "Los Reporteros" programme on Canal Sur TV. In February 2007, Marisa, one of the journalists involved, helped us make this shortened video. Unfortunately it is still too large to show in 1 piece, so it has been made into 3 sections.

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Whilst Spanish is spoken all through the programme, the pictures are very powerful in conveying a what it is like to attend Cudeca as a patient.

This first section show Javier arriving at Cudeca, meeting another patient and one of the volunteer carers, then receiving treatment from Carolina, one of the physiotherapists.

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This section shows the Day Centre lounge with patients and carers. Javier receives massage treatment from a volunteer carer (Jean), then goes to visit a friend from the Day Centre, Casimiro, who has been taken into the In-Patients section for more intensive care.

Even in times of great stress and suffering, the patients are still able to have some enjoyment, especially at Christmas or other celebrations!    

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The interaction between the patients an the volunteer and professional carers is evident throughout the video. Meeting people who understand their situation or are in the same condition with their illness does have a real beneficial effect and improves the quality of life for these patients.

Regrettably, Javier succumbed to his cancer in 2007. We are very grateful to him and his family for allowing us to show this video as an inspiration to others.

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