Coping with severe illness

Helping to improve the quality of life of children with severe and/or chronic illnesses

Helping to improve the quality of life of children with severe and/or chronic illnesses

To heal the ill, we do not know. Nor do we know how to extend life. But what we do know at LatetTikva, we do ‘with excellence’ for over a decade now. What we know is how to improve the lives of ill children.

These precious children are miserable because of the suffering they bear caused by harsh and chronic illnesses, and for them the frequent LatetTikva volunteer visits are a ray of light in their lives. Children wait with baited breath for visits by their regular volunteer who knows them by name, can identify their mood immediately, and act as big brother or sister encouraging towards success.

At LatetTikva, volunteers become part of the patient’s family. When that happens, the family expands, deals with difficulties together, and can cooperate uncompromisingly towards winning the battle.

But until that victory is achieved, there are ups, downs and falls. And that’s exactly why LatetTikva’s activities are there, to offer non-stop support and to improve the lives of these children. Improvement may take the form of sitting at the child’s bedside for two days straight until fears subside, or bringing a gift or surprise to improve the child’s mood.

The wonderful LatetTikva volunteers know how to match their behavior to the situation at hand and pitch in towards helping overcome the illness.