Funded project

The giggle doctor

20 Hospitales - Spain

A stay in hospital, whether overnight or longer term, can be scary and upsetting for children who are away from loved ones. Giggle Doctors from Theodora visit children’s wards in hospitals across the country and brighten the days of children receiving chemotherapy, dialysis and other treatments.

Funded thanks to:
  • Donors
  • Total raised
    100%raised
    • Promofarma clients 3.500€
  • Direct beneficiaries 330

    Those people who have naturally benefited from the project's interventions.

  • Indirect beneficiaries 990

    Those identifiable people who will potentially recieve an effect from the project's activities.

Fundación Theodora

Budget

  • Staff 3.500€
  • Total 3.500€
3.500€

Description

Giggle Doctors from Theodora contribute to the wellbeing of children in 20 hospitals by providing visits from professional performers to make their treatment more bareable.

Giggle Doctors are professional performers, highly trained to work both in the medical environment and with children with disabilities. They come from a wide range of backgrounds and bring with them a variety of skills (among our team are actors, entertainers, magicians, musicians and singers).  They are trained to communicate with children with special needs and have training in Intensive Interaction which is a practical approach to working with people with very severe learning difficulties, helping them to relate and communicate better with the people around them. 

Activities

  • Visit all children and adolescents one afternoon a week and 52 weeks a year.
  • Stay in the operating room and thus help ease the anxiety in the child, separation from family and provide that medical personnel can focus on their work.

Who will benefit?

With a contribution of 3,500€, 330 children and young people will receive two weekly visits from a Giggle Doctor for 2 months.

Their relatives and medical health staff will also benefit form the program.

Project objectives

Addressing the emotional care of hospitalized children comprehensively in health as an essential right.

Raising public awareness about the importance of humanization in hospitals.

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