Robert is an outpatient at the Bucharest Hospice. He is fourteen years old. He lives with cerebral palsy which affects all four of his limbs and has difficulties with his eyesight. Like many of the children cared for by the Hospice, Robert has had to cope with a great deal of personal sadness as well as living with his condition.
Watch his story:
We have launched our 2018 Holiday Appeal to help support patients like Robert and his family.
Robert lived with his mother who he was very close to. Sadly she passed suddenly when he was twelve and for a while it was unclear what would happen to Robert. His father agreed to take on Robert’s care and the relationship was going well. Now Robert’s father has a tumor and so they are both now facing an uncertain future.
Robert felt very excluded from activities at school. But at the hospice he joins in with all the activities and is included in everything. As you can see from the video he has enjoyed our summer trips.
Like all the children cared for by HCS, Robert enjoys Christmas time at the Hospice. He loves the atmosphere, decorating the tree and looks forward to receiving presents. He says the Hospice is
“a center where there are lots of children where we have fun, we play games and enjoy ourselves.”
Please help Hospices of Hope support families and children like Robert and his father. Your support makes a huge difference to their lives and gives hope.
You can donate online through this secure website or by sending a cheque payable to Hospices Of Hope to Hospices of Hope USA, 29 Dickinson Avenue, Nyack, 109
And money goes much further in the countries where we work. For example
- $25 will pay for one home visit to a patient
- $50 will pay for 6 meals and supplements for two days
- $65 will pay for one child’s medication for one month
- $700 will pay a doctor’s monthly salary in Moldova
- $1500 will enable all our child patients and their families to celebrate Christmas