We estimate that there are more than 50,000 children in Romania living with rare or life-limiting illness with 5,000 in the Bucharest area alone. With struggling and often corrupt healthcare systems, many of these children go with little or no help. Our Children’s Centre at Copaceni, near Bucharest, offers respite and therapy services to children with life-limiting and rare illnesses. For the children and the families in our care, Copaceni offers hope.
Please help us to continue to provide hospice services to children and their families by signing up to make a regular donation to sponsor a child like David.
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David is 6 years old and lives with cerebral palsy and epilepsy. He has been cared for by the team at our children’s centre, Copaceni, for the past 2 years. David’s speech is very limited, and he has some developmental disabilities. When David visits the children’s centre, he is cared for by a team of specialists who support him with physiotherapy, art therapy and provide medical assistance. His family is also offered social support.
“David loves visiting the hospice at Copaceni,it makes him so happy being with the other children. He especially enjoys playing with the art supplies and making a mess!
All the team at Copaceni care for David like he is their own son – they are so kind and compassionate, like a family to us. I love to bring David here, and to see him smile.”
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Age: 11 |
Gender: Female |
Condition: Hydrocephalus, Epilepsy, Spina Bifida Occulta, Muscula Hypotonia
Age: 16 |
Gender: Male |
Condition: Dandy-Walker Syndrome, Severe Developmental Delay, Symptomatic Epilepsy, Hydrocephalus
Age: 9 |
Gender: Female |
Condition: Global Development Disorder, Craniofacial Dysmorphism, Microcephaly