It is with great sadness that we share the loss of another friend and CML patient advocate Minella López, President of FUNDALMC, the patient organisation supporting CML patients in Venezuela. She passed away on 4th April 2021, due to COVID19 infection.
Minella was a fighter, passionate person, and a lover of structured things who made enormous efforts on behalf of the CML patient community in Venezuela, reaching the scope that FUNDALMC has today.
She always received full support of her colleagues within the Foundation, aligning the advocacy work with the CML patient needs for better access to medicines and health care in her country.
One of the most important milestones Minella achieved with the support of the CML advocates was the establishment of a legal, solid and well-structured patient organisation in Venezuela so that no CML patient is left behind.
“Mother hen, Minella was a beautiful, good-hearted, perfectionist, persevering, kind, and compassionate woman. She has left us too soon but her sense of commitment to the patient needs and advocacy work will inspire us to drive high-level projects on her behalf to keep on supporting CML patients in Venezuela. We will do our best to push forward to ensure her dreams, esteem vision, and memory continue”, as FUNDALMC Board and many patients stated.
We wish Minella’s family and all friends all the strength and courage they need in these difficult times.
May there be comfort in knowing that someone so special will never be forgotten.
Rest in peace, dear Minella.