SUN FLOWER CHILDRENS HOSPICE
BLOEMFONTEIN , SOUTH AFRICA
Sunflower Children’s Hospice was established 15 years ago as a response to the increasing number of children with HIV and AIDS at that time, as well as many children with a variety of life-limiting conditions.
The Hospice has cared for over 5 000 children in this time through home-based care; Day care and care in Sunflower House. It works closely with the District Hospital ; and provides a variety of training courses for families, professionals, primary carers and community caregivers.
Filmed in Athens, Greece, the 'Alexandra's Story- Romance & Rare Disease' short film is part of the Little Stars film series and we are grateful to all those who supported the crowdfunding campaign to make filming this story possible....read more
In South Africa, there are over six million cases of HIV, making it the country with the biggest HIV epidemic in the world. Naledi Kopane is one of these six million. Living in Bloemfontein, Naledi was diagnosed with HIV when she was only...read more
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In Uganda we meet a Wasswa, a child being treated by Dr Henry Ddungu (Uganda) with oral morphine to treat his cancer pain. We filmed Wasswa in Uganda while we were making LIFE Before Death but felt it was important to highlight that although...read more
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'There is still a lot of joy to be had in life, I think there's a tendency to look on people with disabilities or people with illnesses and focus on how they're different or the negative. It's only societies attitude that limits us and I...read more
Please consider supporting the important work of Bundesverband Kinderhospiz E.V www.bundesverband-kinderhospiz.de Benedikt lives in Speyer, Germany with his parents. He has a great passion for music and loves playing drums. Through his...read more
Shades lives with her family in Amman, Jordan. At 13 years old she has already endured years of treatment and recovery from childhood Leukemia. Through children’s palliative care she has found strength and connection with others. Shaden...read more