Who we are

The JESTEM Foundation provides support to cancer patients who are undergoing or have completed their oncological treatment and are able to function independently. Our doors are open and we welcome patients and their companions to join in the many activites our foundation provides.

The moment we learn that we have cancer our lives change drastically. We may not be able to continue to work at our jobs and our lives and the lives of those closest to us revolve around trips to a doctor or getting the necessary medical treatments. We may struggle with what used to be simple life activities such as attending church services or cultural events and that is hard to overcome. Our outlook on life can look grim and in addition we are left facing uncertainty and loneliness.

The JESTEM foundation is committed to restoring hope and cheerfulness at every stage of the disease and throughout the process of healing.

It was established in 2012 in an effort to continue the ongoing support for people with cancer and to assist them in confronting this dreadful disease.

Foundation Board

Izabella Dembińska

Izabella Dembińska

President

The co-founder of the JESTEM organization, in partnership with Dr Ewa Kosakowska. She also is the manager, planner and an executor of the projects. Izabella is very familiar with the needs of the participants deriving the knowledge from her own experience.

dr n. med. Ewa Anna Kosakowska

Ewa Anna Kosakowska, MD, PhD

Vice-President, creator and co-founder of the JESTEM Foundation Oncologist, Internist, Bioethicist

Dr Ewa Kosakowska has assisted patients with cancer for many years. At the beginning of her career, as a student, she worked at the hospice in Bialystok and then as a doctor in Warsaw Center of Oncology.

Foundation Council

Ewa Wronka

Ewa Wronka

Chair of the Foundation Council

Jolanta Kleszczewska

Jolanta Kleszczewska

Member of the Foundation Council

Piotr Rymaszewski

Piotr Rymaszewski

Member of the Foundation Council

Volunteers

dr n.med. Jolanta Kleszczewska

Jolanta Kleszczewska, MD, PhD

Oncologist, chemotherapist, internist, radiologist

Ewa Zakrzewska

Ewa Zakrzewska

Legal Counsel

Magdalena Socha

Magdalena Socha

Physiotherapist

Agnieszka Matfin

Agnieszka Matfin

Physiotherapist

Małgorzata Rymaszewska

Małgorzata Rymaszewska

psychologist, psychotherapist

Ania Robak-Mielczarska

Ania Robak-Mielczarska

psychologist, psychotherapist

Anna Sokołowska

Anna Sokołowska

psychologist, psychotherapist

Małgorzata Awtani

Małgorzata Awtani

psychologist

Olga Szymańska

Olga Szymańska

neuropsychologist

Beata Kosiacka

Beata Kosiacka

psychopedagogue, personal development trainer, mediator

Sylwia Makomaska

Sylwia Makomaska

PhD in musicology

Anastasiya Niakrasava

Anastasiya Niakrasava

mgr musicology

Anna Kopeć-Gibas

Anna Kopeć-Gibas

painter

Teresa Tarnowska

Teresa Tarnowska

Nunu Radziwiłł

Nunu Radziwiłł

Zofia Bocheńska

Zofia Bocheńska

Gabriela Morawska

Gabriela Morawska

Magdalena Konczewska

Magdalena Konczewska

 Iwona Serocka

Iwona Serocka

Maria Brabec-Stevnert

Maria Brabec-Stevnert

Beata Pilecka-Różycka

Beata Pilecka-Różycka

Marzanna Piasecka-Dzbeńska

Marzanna Piasecka-Dzbeńska

Kazimierz Dmitrzak

Kazimierz Dmitrzak

Magdalena Jeleńska

Magdalena Jeleńska

Irmina Sternicka

Irmina Sternicka

Joanna Górska

Joanna Górska

Joanna Zalewska

Joanna Zalewska

Magdalena Meissner Kucza-Kuczyńska

Magdalena Meissner Kucza-Kuczyńska

Anna Ronikier

Anna Ronikier

Paweł Tarnowski

Paweł Tarnowski

A team of volunteers is trained by Mrs. Bożena Winch on a regular basis. Ms Bozena Winch - a psychologist, psycho-oncologist, psychotherapist and supervisor of the Polish Psychological Society and trainer of the Polish Psycho- oncological Society.

Bożena Winch

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