True love against the odds – Little Stars Greece
Guest Blog by Mike Hill (Filmmaker, Little Stars)
After visiting 10 countries to capture stories with dozens of families about children’s palliative care you might think that it would be impossible to surprise me.
Not so. In Greece, I found a story – more specifically, a love story – so remarkable that it touched my heart and affected me profoundly. (more…)
Children’s Palliative Care in Greece
Guest Blog by Danai Papadatou
I have been particularly impressed by the significant work being created through the project “Little Stars” which informs and promotes the value of pediatric palliative care for children with life limiting conditions and for their families. It would a unique opportunity for “Merimna” to be included in the “Little Stars” project, and be part of this international project. (more…)
A Little Magic Unit – Guest Blog in Russian
Guest Blog from the Russian Children’s Palliative Care Foundation
Дела у маленькой Насти развиваются медленно, но она делает удивительные успехи. Всего лишь полгода назад врачи говорили, что она не сможет сама есть твердую пищу, а сегодня она с удовольствием уминает ножку вареной курицы. Вся ее семья, ее прекрасная мама заботятся о ней каждую минуту. Большую поддержку оказывает им Мобильная служба паллиативной помощи детям Благотворительного фонда «Детский паллиатив»
A Little Magic Unit – A guest blog from the Russian Children’s Palliative Care Foundation
Things are going slow with little Anastassia but she is making incredible progress – she can eat and swallow solids today though less than a year ago it was predicted impossible. Her family, her beautiful mother are with her every minute, as the Mobile Palliative Care unit of the Russian Children’s Palliative Care Foundation is there to provide support 7 days a week.
Dreams are the stuff that hope is made of
Guest Blog by Ednin Hamzah, CEO/Medical Director Hospis Malaysia
Dreams are the stuff that hope is made of. And talking to the children that we are involved with gives us an insight into the dreams that they have. In listening to Linges as she relates her hopes and dreams, her eyes brightened as she perceives a better future despite her illness.
For there is still such a lot to do
Guest Blog by Gail Featherstone
Gail Featherstone is the wife of the former British High Commissioner to Malaysia His Excellency Simon Featherstone CMG. Gail authored the delightful children’s book ‘Mr Monty’s Treat’ with proceeds from the sale of the book divided between Hospis Malaysia and East Anglia Children’s Hospices in the UK.