When a child becomes ill, the family balance is inevitably affected: everyday life involving mum, dad, siblings and grandparents changes. The Onco-Hematological illness will take over and for some time distort the life of the child or adolescent, filling it with therapy and hospitalizations.
In these moments, the whole family must be helped to face difficulties that require great courage and heavy sacrifice.
The UGI volunteers have been assisting with this disease for over 40 years by accompanying young patients and their parents to provide as much support as possible. The organization is present during hospitalization, it provides financial aid when needed, it contributes to scientific research and the treatment of pediatric cancers, as well as offering free accommodation at "Casa UGI" to those who come from outside the city of Turin and need to stay near the hospital. In addition, with the launch of UGIDUE in 2020, the organization offers patients who come out of therapy and their families a dedicated space to recover psychological and social tools needed for the return to normal daily life, accompanied, where necessary, by psychomotor rehabilitation courses in the UGIDUE gym.
Childhood cancer requires a real show of collective commitment.
If we put our heart into it, together we can win. It's a blue heart of hope.