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LION BASE - First day in a new school year in Motol Hospital

 
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Blair (Vlastimil Sprta)
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:30 am    Post subject: LION BASE - First day in a new school year in Motol Hospital
Event: 12 Sep 2012
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Date: 12. september 2012
City: Prague
Country: Czech Republic
Cooperation: Kapka naděje

About event:

Kapka naděje is one of the biggest foundation funds for helping ill children (especially children with disorders of blood formation, cancer and children whose ailment requires bone marrow transplantation) in the Czech Republic. This foundation fund organizes many charity collections, events and activities, which make smile those who really need it the most. One of such events, held regularly, is the celebration of the first day in a new school year in Motol Faculty Hospital. This event is held for children hospitalized at the Paediatrie Clinic for haematology and oncology.

This year the organizers decided to leave their traditionalistic approach of inviting clowns, jesters and fairytale characters (suitable mostly only for the youngest children) and they invited Lion Base members instead.They gave us the opportunity to make these ill children smile and stare in astonishment.

Our members prepared a short entertaining show, which included guessing the names of characters and the staged lightsaber-fight. Besides that we distributed activity brochures with Star Wars riddles, crosswords and coloring pictures among the children, so they could fill them in and color them when they get bored lying in the hospital bed. They could also try what it is like to be a Jedi Knight and hold and pose with lightsaber.
It really surprised us that not only that those children were immensely happy to see us, but also that they were extremely well acquainted with Star Wars.



After our show children were given sweet treats from Haribo company and after that the Paediatrie Clinic for haematology and oncology received from Kapka naděje and PlayStation company five PlayStation Portable handhelds with stands and many games. We hope that these games will make the long moments spent in hospital more bareable.

Because of their medical condition, not all the children could attend our show. Members of Lion Base, the representative of Kapka naděje (the director of Kapka naděje Elen Švarcová) and the representative of PlayStation company (Marketing Specialist Jakub Holý) went to visit the rooms of children, who couldn’t leave their beds. Despite their medical condition, children were pleasantly surprised by our visit and every one of them wanted to hold the lightsaber and talk to their Star Wars heroes.



Finally we visited a special patient – seven years old boy who was a big fan of Star Wars. We will never forget the happiness we saw in the boy’s eyes. The strength and vitality of that boy was so breathtaking that we’ve given him the status of Friend of Lion Base with all the honors included.

We’d like to thank the foundation fund Kapka naděje for their dedication and for this opportunity to help they’ve given us. We hope that our cooperation will successfully continue. We’d also like to thank the staff of Motol Faculty Hospital.

Even though one of our lines is “We Are the Heroes”, in this case it is not so – the real heroes are these children who day after day continue to fight their, often fatal, diseases.

Attendance:

Blackhenry
Blair
Haplo
Jayne
Kendra
Margh

Photo gallery:

http://www.rebellegion.cz/portfolio/zahajeni-skolniho-roku-ve-fn-motol/
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

P.S.: At the time of visit, the seven years old boy (we were asked not to present his name) was fighting leukemia and doctors told us then, that he probably has only few days left on this world. At this time, when we're publishing this report, he is not among us anymore, but we'll always remember him and we can say that he fought bravely, some few weeks more than doctors predicted.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nicely written about Lion Base in a fantasy magazine Pevnost. For non-Czech RL friends, this article refers about our visit to the oncology hospital in Prague:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent Mission!!! Ben
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great job Lions!
Maybe the best reason to do this hobby - bringing some happy moments to ill children!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very worthy mission and nice work.
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