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Just a dose of love before they leave

  • Gina Xing

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Wed, March 9 2011   /  10:09 am

Highly needed funding: Over Rp 230 million (US$26,220) in donations were collected from Tutor Time to assist with the operations for Rachel’s House. Courtesy of Rachel House“To never see a child die alone, without love and care,” says the touching vision on the website for Rachel’s House. That vision is what keeps the small team of four nurses continuing on with their jobs — end-of-life care for children with cancer and HIV. In the past four years, Rachel’s House nurses have cared for over 100 children from poor families. As the first pediatric palliative care service in Indonesia, Yayasan Rumah Rachel (Rachel’s House) struggled to gain recognition and support back when the medical practice was poorly understood. However, their endeavor gradually won praise in the community. “The most challenging part was to figure out how to recruit the right people for the job. How do w...