Things are never just a question of money,
least of all in our hospice. We desperately need
kindhearted people. We need doctors and nurses willing to
offer their services to our hospice for free, to aid our gravely
ill patients in their suffering and grief, brighten their
days. Some patients have no relatives left, or their relatives
abandoned them when they learned about their illness. Our
hospice is there to help live out their last days without
need and suffering. We need volunteers who could take our
patients out, bring them where they need to go, read books
to them, buy necessities.
Of course, to do these things our volunteers need to have
strength, patience, wisdom, and most importantly to be good
people with kind hearts.
Give them joy and hope! Very often people in misfortune need
kind words and moral support no less than material help. They
need to feel that someone still needs them, that they have
not been excluded from life.
We ask you to help however much you can. Make some time to
do good, come and help us. Not only our patients need it,
we all do. Hurry to help! They have not much time left. The
power of good is in persistence. People struggling with incurable
diseases, sensing themselves condemned to die, feel bitterness,
pain and powerlessness. All our patients were children once,
played, ran and laughed. They grew up, loved and were loved
in turn. Now their future is growing ever shorter. With remarkable
courage they remember their life, whether long or short. In
the morning and at night they must remember the fate with
which they live.
It is not within human power to prevent the approach of death,
but we can help our fellows to retain optimism towards life
and courage in the face of death.
Give these people as much as you can!
To help us train our valued
colleagues, we wish to open a center for study in our hospice.
Not only financial resources, but also teaching materials,
particularly medical texts whether new or used, are needed.
VALE Hospice International asks for your support to help us
make our plan a reality.