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COLORING BOOKS AND PENCILS FOR THE PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY LUCERNE DECEMBER 2023

Many thanks to the sponsors from Lucernce! Thanks to you we were able to deliver numerous coloring books and coloring pencils to the pediatric oncology department at the Children’s Hospital in Lucerne.

A great commitment from people who turn their words into actions.

MANY THANKS TO WWW.COUNTRY.LI SEPTEMBER 2023

We would like to thank everybody for their commitment to the Country & BBQ, especially to Mr. Patrick Hermann and Mr. Emanuel Walser.

Special thanks also to the “Bündner Bikes”. An entray fee of CHF 1,300.00 came together in order to support families with a child suffering from cancer.

MANY THANKS TO THE DOLDER GRAND HOTEL – JULY 2023

Many thanks to the entire team at Hotel The Dolder Grand, which this year again offered two families the opportunity to spend a few carefree days.

A girl suffering from cancer was able to celebrate her 10th birthday in July with her parents and brother at the Dolder Grand and had the most wonderful, carefree time.

We would like to thank the management for their great commitment and valuable cooperation.

HUC PROJECT PAEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY IN CAMBODIA

HUC is proud to announce that we have initiated the project Paediatric Oncology in Cambodia at the Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap. With the creation of a new job, a 100% position as an oncology nurse, many children can be helped long-term.

The Angkor Hospital for Children is the only hospital outside of the capital Phnom Penh that treats childhood cancer.

Please donate to this project!

Following the genocide by the Khmer Rouge (1975-79), only a few health workers survived, and surgical care had to be rebuilt from scratch.

  • There are fewer than 30 trained specialist oncology nurses treating children nationwide.
  • For those that have access to medical care, the cost of treatment or travel is unaffordable for many families – especially the poorest living in rural areas. One in five Cambodians lives on less than CHF 2.50 a day.

COLLABORATION WITH THE CURA CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION

In collaboration with the Cura Children`s Foundation www.curachildrensfoundation.org we would like to present the following two projects to you:

Project 1:

Vehicle for a family from the Rhine Valley (canton of St. Gallen) who have a daughter suffering from a brain tumor.

A family with 3 children from the Rhine Valley (canton of St. Gallen) urgently needs a vehicle for their daughter who is autistic and has a brain tumor in order to be able to cope with everyday life and hospital visits.

We have been supporting the family for a long time.

Thank you very much, every donation is very helpful here.

Project 2:

Motomed Loop for acute inpatient physiotherapy at the University Children’s Hospital Zurich.

A Motomed Loop, which supports children with complex diagnoses (e.g. cancer), is urgently needed for acute inpatient physiotherapy at the University Children’s Hospital Zurich.

The device can be rolled back and forth so that children who are immunocompromised and isolated can use it from their own hospital rooms. The restoration of mobility can be greatly supported with this device.

Thank you very much for your donation for this project.

THANK YOU DOLDER GRAND HOTEL – JULY 2022

We would like to thank the entire Dolder Grand team for putting a smile on the face of a seriously ill girl and her family with a carefree time at the City Resort.

If a child’s illness changes the life of a family overnight that would last for years, it affects siblings and parents as well as the entire everyday life of the family.

Thanks to an invitation to the hotel, the family was able to forget their worries for a short time and enjoy being together.

We would like to express our gratitude to the senior management for their outstanding commitment and precious cooperation.

THANK YOU DOLDER GRAND HOTEL – AUGUST 2021

We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the entire team at the Hotel Dolder Grand – you made it possible that two children suffering from cancer and their families were able to experience an unforgettable time this summer. For the children, it meant carefree moments after lengthy hospital stays, and for the parents and siblings, a break from everyday life marked by treatment and fear of loss.

NEW POSITION IN PALLIATIVE CARE AT THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL ST. GALLEN IN EASTERN SWITZERLAND

The Covid-19 pandemic presents an opportunity to develop more sustainable health workforces. Health workers occupy a unique position in response to COVID-19 and it seems to have taken this pandemic for all of us to more explicitly value health workers. From April 1, 2021 we will support another 20% position in palliative care in the children’s hospital in eastern Switzerland.

As the backbone of health systems, health workers are the key responders to the crisis as it unfolds, and your small donation can make a big impact!

IN MEMORY OF DR. LAMBERT VON GRASERN

We unfortunately have to announce the passing of a founding member of our board of trustees. Dr. Lambert von Grasern has had a lasting impact on the development and expansion of the HUC Help United for Children Foundation. With him, we have not only lost a generous personality but also an exceptionally versatile person.

We will always honor his memory.

You – you alone will have the stars
as no one else has them…
In one of the stars I shall be living.
In one of them I shall be laughing.
And so it will be as if all the stars
were laughing, when you look at the sky at night…
You – only you –
will have stars that can laugh.

(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince)

Vaduz, 03.10.2020

THANK YOU DOLDER GRAND HOTEL – JULY 2020

The Dolder Grand Hotel in Zurich once again helped us this year to enable a seven-year-old patient and his family to take a break from chemotherapy and rehab. During the extended weekend at the Zurich City Resort, they were able to leave the everyday hospital life behind them a little bit.

Above all, we would like to thank the outstanding marketing team at the “Dolder”, which has contributed enormously to the relaxation of the family.

In addition, a big thank you goes to the management of the hotel, which shows their generous support and help to third parties, even in economically difficult times. This is more than exemplary!

Thank you, The Dolder Grand!

THANK YOU LETTER FROM FAMILY T. – JULY 2020

Dear Baroness von Gaisberg

Thank you very much for your valued encouragement and all the support in favor of our family.
Without you, there would have been so many more worries!
Exactly a year ago, Andrin’s tumor was removed in a 6-hour brain operation.
Today we finished the therapy and very much hope that the MRI conducted on the 27th of July will remain without pathological findings. Andrin is slowly recovering from his illness and is blooming again properly. He enjoys to the fullest to go into the barn with his father, to stroke the animals again and, above all, to play in the sand again.

Best regards and a huge thank you

Family T.

THANK YOU LETTER FROM PATRICE M. – JUNE 2020


Dear Board of Trustees and Dear Donors,

It is time to pause to finally bring a long-cherished wish onto our paper that smells of love, hope and trust. We, that is our whole family, would like to express our huge thanks to ALL of you and also convey our clear insight that, in this form, we would not exist without your immensely important help.
It was like a bad awakening from a sweet dream, our daughter Sheiry, who in our eyes was very healthy, was just 14 months old when she had a severe epilepsy out of the blue. Already 6 years later, the fact that she was even allowed to survive this shows us that our God, always present in our lives, had chosen a very special path for our daughter.

he reason for this strong epileptic seizure was devastating, a brain tumor had formed between the lifeblood that runs between the right and left cerebellar hemispheres, which necessitated 3 difficult brain operations. But unfortunately not enough, because this astrocytoma, which, due to the life-threatening situation, could not be completely operated out, from then on repeatedly sent cysts into the two cerebellar hemispheres, which were filled with a very viscous cerebrospinal fluid, which resulted in countless operations to puncture them with tiny catheters (shunts) so that they could empty themselves. Without these interventions, Sheiry would not have survived the resulting brain overpressure. These situations arose due to the limited space available for the cerebellum, which caused these cysts (sometimes up to 4 at the same time) to press against the brain wall, which caused many complicated side effects, such as loss of balance or severe eye squint. We were actually told that no children had survived more than 8 such operations, but ALL OF US were proved wrong!

Because in the meantime Sheiry had to endure over 30 such interventions in almost 6 years. If you also know that there were at least 2 MRIs each time, as well as many computer tomographies, all of which were connected with general anesthesia, our warrior, there is no better word (!), had endured over 70 of them already.
Well, what triggered all of these emotions, hopes, disappointments, crashes and cries for help in our family would fill a big book …
We have seen a social, financial and social decline, we only managed to do it because we got help.

Now we have also found a foundation that, thanks to you, dear donors, could also help us financially, so that in addition to social welfare, which probably covers everything necessary for life, there are of course no opportunities to go out for a meal or to the cinema or to go on a boat trip, let alone enjoy a week’s holiday …, something extraordinary can be experienced!

But we stay strong, if only because we owe it to our Sheiry, because she always sweeps us away with her irrepressible will to live, she shows us that giving up is not an option and that only God will tell us exactly when we will will get a new, different life, because HE alone knows why and how long we have been around!
Our struggle continues and therefore our heartfelt thanks to ALL of you!

With our dearest greetings and best health wishes

Patrice, Kenya, SHEIRY, Shelby and Jade

NOAH AUGUST 2019


Thanks to the generous support of the Dolder Grand Hotel in Zurich, 6-year-old Noah and his family were able to take a break from chemotherapy and the hospital. We would especially like to express our gratitude to the marketing team of the Dolder and all persons who contributed to make this possible On this occassion, we want to express our deep gratitude to General Manager Markus Granelli, who insisted on personally showing Noah the facilities of the hotel.

NOAH MARCH 2019


Exercise is very important to Noah because surgery and chemotherapy have led to ill health. The tennis training is very helpful to promote his movements.

Many thanks to the sponsors for this support!

NOAH DECEMBER 2018


Several surgeries as well as various chemotherapies have led to Noah to suffer from different health problems and complications.

Movement is therefore very important for him He feels very comfortable on the tennis court and he is an enthusiastic player. He enjoys playing despite an ongoing chemotherapy.

We would like to thank all sponsors who helped make this possible.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT FROM NOAH AND HIS SISTER NOVEMBER 2017


Because of your donations it possible to support Noah and his family as well as to provide a relaxing weekend at the Parkhotel Sonnenhof in Vaduz – a big thank you to the Parkhotel Sonnenhof – Noah and his older sister Chiara thank us now with two really nice self-painted pictures that reflect the logo of our foundation.

GEORGE. 21. STUDENT

It was only at the end of the first week of university when I realised that I had a small lump on the left side of my neck. I did not pay attention to it. I reassured myself it was nothing.

Few days later, I caught a cold and the lump started to become visible. I went to the doctor and we run few blood tests. Everything seemed to be normal. I was relieved Swollen glands was her guess. She referred me to the hospital though just to be completely sure. Few weeks and examinations later, everything changed.

A biopsy had to be made as the x-ray scan found more internal lumps on the neck area. It was a very stressful time and mostly because I chose to go through this alone. The results, however, were still inconclusive.

The doctors believed that an excision (a surgery to take out the lump) is necessary, so to analyse the lump in depth.

Thankfully, I couldn’t keep this just to myself as the scar of the surgery was there for everyone to see.

On December 3rd, I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma; A type of cancer where white blood cells are uncontrollably produced and divided through the body creating tumours.

The treatment, in my case, will be radiotherapy, where large amounts of radiation will destroy the cancer cells.

My treatment starts soon and I can’t feel anything but optimistic about the future with all the support I am receiving from my family, my partner and my friends.

Keep smiling!