Hospices of Hope has today launched an Easter of Hope Appeal to raise funds to establish a new home-care service, specifically for Children, in and around Bucharest, Romania.

Why is the Charity doing this?  Because there are currently no home-care services for terminally ill children in the Bucharest area.

Can you imagine being sent home from hospital with a terminally ill child and left to fend for yourself?  Trying to figure out medication, medical equipment, appointments and pain management? It’s unimaginable to us here in the UK.   This is something the Charity want to change.  And so, Hospices of Hope has big ambitions to establish a new home-care service, specifically for children, in and around Bucharest, Romania.  This service will complement the Charity’s Children’s Centre at Adunatii Copaceni.

Today, on the day that the Charity launches the Easter of Hope Appeal, I am emailing you to introduce you to Daria.

**Meet 16 Year Old Daria

“Daria is a patient at our Hospice in Brasov, Romania.  When Daria was just 3 years old, she was diagnosed with a brain tumour. After gruelling surgery, Daria started attending the hospice for physiotherapy sessions, and on her school holidays she was taking part on our activities at the Bagpuss day centre.

4 years ago, aged just 12, Daria contracted a severe virus, requiring oxygen ventilation. Doctors feared the worst, but her mother kept believing in a miracle and continued to pray for her daughter. After a long period in hospital, Daria pulled through, however, with many complications. Daria was left unable to eat and is fed through a nasal gastrointestinal tract and has a tracheostoma to enable her to breathe.

With the help of our Hospice mobile team Daria’s mother was able to learn how to look after her daughter. At least once a month a Hospice nurse visits Daria, and our physiotherapist is supporting Daria with exercises to help her walk again. Daria is now unable to attend school, however, her mother has encouraged her to continue her studies from home and Daria is now in her first year of high school studying art and architecture. She loves being able to study online and is happy to see her classmates.”

Our hospice teams bring so much joy to our patients’ lives. Daria’s story is sadly not uncommon in Romania, and it for this reason that we passionately believe a home-care team is so desperately needed in the Bucharest area, helping more children like Daria and their families. Donations really do go a long way in Romania:

  • £30 can cover the daily costs of a Physiotherapist, as well as a Social Worker.
  • £50 can pay for a whole week of medical supplies.
  • £70 can cover the daily costs of a Doctor or two Nurses

To learn more about the Easter of Hope Appeal go to hospicesofhope.co.uk

 

We would be most grateful if you could alert your readers about Hospice of Hope’s Appeal.

 

A million thankyous and wishing you and your family a happy and safe Easter,

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