Do you know the Theodora Foundation?
The Theodora Foundation is an NGO set up in 1993 in Switzerland. The aim of this Foundation is to bringing smiles, joy and magic to hospitalized children and teenagers.
In this moment, this Foundation is working in 8 countries (Switzerland, England, Belarus, China, Spain, Italy, Turkey and France). They have been in Spain from 2000 and now they are working in 20 Hospitals in Madrid, Barcelona, Santander, las Palmas, Tenerife, Ferrol, A Coruña, Vigo, Santiago de Compostela, Toledo, Granada, Malaga y Seville.
“Smile doctors” of the Theodora Foundation are specialist entertainers (actors, entertainers, magicians, musicians and singers). They are trained to work in the hospital environment and with children with disabilities.
Hospitalized children cannot go to play in the park, be with their friends, go to school, etc. The role of the Smile doctor is essential to the hospital as it is always important to remember that the patients are children first and patients second and therefore have the same needs as all children of their age.
How can you help? You can make a donation, be a volunteer, present a smile gift, or just share their information on your Facebook wall or social network.
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“Smile doctors” are not doctors, they do not do therapy but their work has a therapeutic effect.
Elena Miguel Poza Enfermera Coordinadora - Nursing Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org