Take an unforgettable journey with Eslam, Gabo, Shein, and Keira, four children diagnosed with cancer. How I Live follows the children, their families, and their healthcare providers as they confront the realities of living with cancer in Guatemala, El Salvador, Egypt, Myanmar, and Ghana.
Overall, How I Live is realistic and thought provoking, and it will hopefully spur policy makers, clinicians, and activists into action—by showing that through international collaboration and innovation, cancer treatment facilities can dramatically improve survival outcomes and inspire communities to tackle a once unbeatable foe. - Farooq Kazi, Ammara Mushtaq for The Lancet
How I Live' follows the journeys of four children with cancer in Guatemala, El Salvador, Myanmar and Egypt and Ghana. Following them from diagnosis through treatment, the complex issues facing patients, families and healthcare providers emerge. The film documents the difficulties of accessing cancer treatment in low resource settings while providing examples of how global collaboration can lead to increased survival rates and closing global health inequities.
We meet the healthcare teams who know and understand what those challenges look like for families of children with cancer and are working to provide quality care to their patients in the face of adverse conditions. Weaving together four years of filming and stories from disparate corners of the globe, the film is a composite of: the power of parents’ love, children’s courage, and what is possible when a community is dedicated to treating and someday curing childhood cancer.