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Children & Young People · 01:29

Julien & Jonadev

  • By Pascal Delenclos · France, Europe


Julien & Jonadev

Main aim of the charity

Support children with cancer hospitalized in the department of oncology of children and adolescents of Gustave Roussy in Villejuif (94) by offering them recreational therapy (themed animations), material donations or fulfilling their wishes (concert tickets , theme park, etc ...)

How the employee got involved and why

The association Julien & Jonadev was born in November 2001 and was created by my wife and myself Pascal Delenclos parents Julien, suffering from a metastatic medulloblastoma (cancer cerebellum) and died at the dawn of his 5 years. I am driven by a deep desire to "relieve" the difficult moments experienced by sick children but also by their families

What work does the employee do for charity?

We felt the need to create this association following the death of our little Juju who had cancer and who fought like a lion against this disease but was unfortunately the strongest. Being a volunteer means being weak and strong in action. Believe that injustice can be "erased" or softened by a little compassion, generosity, sweetness.

What impact would winning have on the charity?

Participating in DHL'S GOT HEART is for our association, as a first step to make cancer known to children. A serious illness that today has 80% healing in children and adolescents. In a second step, we want to win the DHL'GOT HEART so that the money that will be given to us can allow us to continue our action with children and continue to offer recreational therapy, material donations and to carry out wishes of seriously ill children. Julien & Jonadev is to believe that injustice can be erased or softened by a little compassion of generosity, softness ... Having fun, smiling, exchanging allows children and their families to regain their strengths, give respite during too many hospitalizations. Because the smile of a child is extraordinary ...

What impact would winning have on the employee?

For more than 15 years, Julien & Jonadev has supported children and teenagers with cancer by providing themed entertainment, material donations or fulfilling their wishes. We carry out the workshops and animations in the department of oncology of children and adolescents of Gustave Roussy, 1st European center of fight against cancer. The pediatric service where we work welcomes children from all over Europe but also from Africa, Asia or Australia ... an open door to the world. Through a wide range of activities, in a caring environment, supervised by trained and experienced volunteers, children and adolescents share experiences of play and fun that allow them to develop their self-confidence, reconnect with the carelessness they are deprived of because of their illness. They see a field of hope open up in the face of their daily difficulties. Julien & Jonadev allows sick children and their families to live a truce in their struggle and helps them through recreational therapy to fight against the psychological and social effects of the disease such as loss of esteem and 'isolation. This accompaniment makes it possible to lead the children towards an emotional and psychological cure which is a step towards the medical cure. Make them become children again, simply ...

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