Jakarta, YKPI – Four women line up in front of a glass dining table. On it, a rice basket and a bowl of orange curry that tantalize the
tongue side by side with various side dishes.
The four women who came from Pontianak, Bengkulu, and Banten had just returned from the church in Slipi, West Jakarta, after celebrating Christmas.
“There are some Christians who celebrate Christmas at the Shelter House,” said the manager of the YKPI Shelter House (Indonesian Breast Cancer Foundation), Nani Firmansyah on Thursday (12/26).
Heart-moving for sure. Christmas which is usually celebrated by an extended family at home town did not happen for the four women. Treatment of breast cancer that is currently underway, requires them to go back and forth to the Rumah Dharmais Hospital and Dharmais Cancer Hospital Jakarta, to undergo treatment.
“By chance they did not return to their home town, and I also had free time to cook simple side dishes,” said Nani.
“We had lunch together after they returned from church,” she continued.
To note, YKPI Shelter located at Jalan Anggrek Neli Murni Number A38, Slipi, West Jakarta was established on February 2, 2017. This shelter has 28 rooms, consisting of 14 patient beds, and 14 beds for companions. There are also bathroom facilities, kitchen, and family guest room. YKPI Shelter only charges patients IDR 15,000 per night for clean-up cost.