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Little Stars is a series of films about the surprisingly life-affirming stories of children around the world living with life-shortening illnesses. Against the odds, these very special kids are making the most of every moment thanks to the support of their families, in harmony with passionate ‘palliative care’ teams.
Paediatric palliative care is a response to the suffering of a child and their family facing life-threatening conditions. It’s holistic, looking at the body, mind and spirit within the social and cultural context. It cares for the child from the time of diagnosis until death, and after death it does bereavement support for the family.
These remarkable stories of young people finding peace, love and joy in the face of the inevitable, challenges many pre-conceived notions surrounding the ‘d-word’ and powerfully demonstrates the transformative effect that good-services, well-delivered can have on families facing an unimaginable dilemma.
Life is short, value every moment.
WORLD Hospice and Palliative Care Day was on 10 October, and to celebrate and mark the occasion, the International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) and local organisation Umduduzi – Hospice Care for Children, hosted the premiere of...read more
Those of us who work in children's palliative care all have one experience in common… seeing the sometimes surprised, sometimes sympathetic but more often the unmistakable look of shock on the faces of those who innocently ask, ‘So what work...read more
Little Stars: Accomplishing the Extraordinary in the Face of Serious Illness will be nationally broadcast in Turkey this year on TRT. The Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, also known as TRT, is the national public broadcaster of...read more
INTERNATIONAL VISION To live in a world where children’s palliative care is acknowledged and respected as a unique service, and every child and young person with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and their families can receive the...read more
The Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Festival has officially selected Little Stars: Accomplishing the Extraordinary in the Face of Serious Illness in its 2015 Festival line-up. Little Stars tells the surprisingly life-affirming stories of young...read more
Guest blog from Sabine Kraft, Bundesverband Kindehospiz, Germany. Es war ein eindrückliches, unvergessliches Erlebnis, Lucy und ihre Familie an dem Filmtag zu begleiten. Lucy ist ein Mädchen, eine junge Frau, die eine starke Persönlichkeit...read more
"I continue to chase my dream of improving my chess game. I was recently chosen to attend the Level 4 Junior Master chess camp. This is the beginning of my dream to take my chess game up a level. I have also passed the first qualifying...read more
Little Stars has won Official Selection into Massachusetts Independent Film Festival. The Massachusetts Independent Film Festival is a worldwide event for truly independent filmmakers. The festival has screened films from all over America,...read more