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Children’s Palliative Care- Guest Blog by Sue Boucher

Those of us who work in children’s palliative care all have one experience in common… seeing the sometimes surprised, sometimes sympathetic but more often the unmistakable look of shock on the faces of those who innocently ask, ‘So what work do you do?’.

 

The typical response:

 

Ohhhhh……really? That must be so hard and so depressing.”

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LITTLE STARS TO BROADCAST ON TRT TURKEY

 

 

Little Stars: Accomplishing the Extraordinary in the Face of Serious Illness will be nationally broadcast in Turkey this year on TRT.

 

The Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, also known as TRT, is the national public broadcaster of Turkey.

 

Affectionately known to local consumers as the “School”, it was for many years the only television and radio provider in Turkey.

 

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Little Stars: Japan Prize Finalist

Little Stars: Accomplishing the Extraordinary in the Face of Serious Illness has been bestowed an enormous honor by being named a Finalist in the 2015 Japan Prize.

 

The Japan Prize International Contest for Educational Media is the world’s most prestigious recognition in the educational media genre.  Read more…

Little Stars Officially Selected for Breath Of Fresh Air Festival

The Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Festival has officially selected Little Stars: Accomplishing the Extraordinary in the Face of Serious Illness in its 2015 Festival line-up.

 

Little Stars tells the surprisingly life-affirming stories of young people living with life-limiting illnesses. Against the odds these youngsters are making the most of every moment thanks to the support of their loved ones, working in harmony with passionate ‘palliative care’ teams.  Read more…

Sabine Kraft guest blog: Bundesverband Kinderhospiz

Guest blog from Sabine Kraft, Bundesverband Kindehospiz, Germany.

 

Es war ein eindrückliches, unvergessliches Erlebnis, Lucy und ihre Familie an dem Filmtag zu begleiten. Lucy ist ein Mädchen, eine junge Frau, die eine starke Persönlichkeit ist, ein Mädchen, das mein Herz im Sturm erobert hat, eine Heldin. Ich wünsche Dir so sehr, Lucy, dass Deine Kunst und Deine Geschichte überall bekannt wird. Du bist ein Star!  Read more…

Nazmi continues to chase his dream

“I continue to chase my dream of improving my chess game. I was recently chosen to attend the Level 4 Junior Master chess camp. This is the beginning of my dream to take my chess game up a level. I have also passed the first qualifying rounds for the ASEAN Para Games 2015. The games will be held in Singapore this year. I hope to be able to represent Malaysia and win a medal again.

 

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Chronic Pain In Children

Guest Blog by Dr Stefan J. Friedrichsdorf, Medical Director, Department of Pain Medicine, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

 

“Your pain is real! You are not making it up – you are not crazy! But getting rid of it is hard work: First your life needs to get back to normal, then the pain goes away (and not the other way around…)”

 

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OFFICIAL SELECTION: Massachusetts Independent Film Festival

Little Stars has won Official Selection into Massachusetts Independent Film Festival.

 

The Massachusetts Independent Film Festival is a worldwide event for truly independent filmmakers. The festival has screened films from all over America, Australia, Iran, Italy, Japan and many other countries.

 

We are delighted that Little Stars will be shown in the home state of LeeAnne Curran, whose powerful story features in the film.

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Little Stars in Poland

We’re delighted to report that Little Stars has been picked up for video-on-demand in Poland by Grupa Onet.

 

Grupa Onet.pl is Poland’s leading online media company focusing on communication, information, entertainment, e-commerce, mobile and advertising. The Onet.pl brand is one the strongest and most recognizable trademarks in Poland.

 

Onet.pl is Poland’s leading portal, with over 3 billion page views and 14 million real users per month (reaching over 72% of all Polish Internet users).

 

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Life Is To Be Lived

Guest Blog: Dr Chong Lee Ai, Paediatric Palliative Care, Hospis Malaysia

 

Life is to be lived. That’s how Ahmad Nazmi keeps going.

 

Disabilities do not hinder him from dreaming. Having a life-limiting illness does not stop him from striving to achieve goals and setting new ones. His sister had the same illness and he saw her die as a teenager. She is his inspiration and his parents are his constant support.

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