Our mission is to provide care for children with chronic illness who are poor and in great need of help. This is why we opened our hospice where we provide quality care for them: the children live with us and are under our care, and we offer them practical gestures of Christian love in order that they may be comforted while undergoing and/or overcoming their struggles. At Totus Tuus hospice, we all become a family, and the children depend solely on our support. We cover all their needs as food, clothing, shelter, transportation, medication, studies, hospitalizations, recreational activities and even burial services in our Chapel when they die. To offer them the best care, our employed staff consists of psychologists, social workers, hands on support staff members, and nurses, who provide 24-hour supervision.
I would like to update you and explain to what are we doing in Colombia specially when Covid-19 is affecting Colombia. In these times of great distress, we have been able to continue bringing support to all the children who are in our house. We have been able to provide them with all of their requisite food, housing, clothing, medicine, and twenty four hours, seven days a week nursing care.
In addition to helping the children in our home, we also assist children who are in great need of help at the Instituto Nacional de Cancerology, one of Colombia's main hospitals which specializes in cancer. Indeed, many children from the country come to this public hospital to receive treatment, which was created to help very poor children to receive cancer treatments.
In this hospital we are assisting children and their families who are going through economic needs, as they have not income because they do not have jobs. Therefore, we are helping these families by donating them hygienic elements, medicines, food, clothing, and even to cover funeral expenses . We even donate wheelchairs, medical equipment, and many other things which depend on the needs that each family at the hospital has. Furthermore, one of the most important things that we provide for the sick is spiritual support; we help them find the love of God in the midst of their suffering. Through our prayers, these families find hope and comfort in knowing that our Lord is always present in the Sacraments, and that they can unite themselves to Him by offering their pain and sorrows to Him. When we face these type of illnesses, where death is likely, there is a great need for those who help the sick and suffering to cope with their emotional suffering by offering them the hope that comes from knowing that God is always with them.
Please consider becoming a monthly donor, or making a contribution, however small, to help support the children. Their lives depend on our love and generosity, most especially at this financially trying time due to the pandemic.