The shattering diagnosis "terminally ill", the phrases "short life expectancy" or "there are no more drugs for cure" attac families abruptly and with cruelty. The children's hospice Bärenherz tries to accompany concerned families and children as good as possible.
The institution takes care of children and youths from baby age up to the age of 18, suffering from diseases with a short life-expectancy. Here, the whole family of the ill child finds relieve, support, advice and care. "We live together consciously in our daily life, laugh a lot and love to celebrate. When the time has come, we cry together, we bear hard hours together, say good-bye and we are there", describes the staff of the children's hospice in Wiesbaden their daily life.