Paul O’Gorman Lifeline (registered charity no. 1108060)

In memoriam Dr. Judith Kingston

Helping children with life-threatening illnesses

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Treatment in Western hospitals

The demands for our services grow each year: in 2013 we accommodated 215 people (patients and parents), none of whom spoke the language and all of whom are desperately worried about their sick child. We sometimes have to bring additional family members (for example when a sibling bone marrow donor has to be accompanied by a second parent).

In the UK all work is done by volunteers.  In Italy our Italian sister charity has two paid employees, and many wonderful volunteers and local charities.  They help us to support the families, because a sick child needs not only medical care, but to remember there is a life outside hospital full of affection, play and friendships.  Our volunteers and staff build close relationships with the families, who may be away from home for 18 months to 2 years.  Lifeline finds a hospital to accept the child, arranges air travel, finds suitable accommodation, pays for their subsistence if they cannot pay, arranges education where appropriate, organises trips and parties and generally tries to provide a home away from home.

Lifeline volunteers