It was a great pleasure to attend the 3rd FOM Indore Chapter meet held on 16th of November 2014.
The attendees were mostly CML patients and their family members. Viji Amma, Priyanka and volunteers from FOM Indore made sure that all the participants were taken care of and the preparations were very good. The panel of doctors was very impeccable and they helped clearing doubts and misconceptions of patients and caregivers related to CML. It was a privilege to have the physicians in our midst who took out time from their busy schedules to be there.
A group exercise was conducted in which all the participants were divided into 4 teams in which participants played the role of Doctors, Patients and Caregivers etc., which helped in interaction amongst everyone. During this exercise I played the role of senior doctor and realized that of late people are more open and aware about CML and they aren’t afraid of accepting and dealing with it. It was heartening to see people coming in support of patients with limited resources and helping them in all the ways possible. It was a day of great learning and compassion and looking forward to the next meeting already.
Best wishes to FOM volunteers, patients, caregivers and all who attended the Meet.
J. P. Tiwari, FOM Indore