Associazione Gigi Ghirotti
The sad realities or beginning a new journey
In all the sadness of my day today, I have found wonderful people.
Someone in the family has terminal cancer.
The hospital more or less kicks them out, and the family decides better out of here, get he patient home suffer with the patient.
Wonderful people still exist
A psychosocial cancer phone center staffed by professional psychologists as an integral part of the standard process of care: Its utility during the course of illness.
Find a caring Doctor. I found one tonight.
Dott. Molinello a mountain of a man
The Gigi Ghirotti is a voluntary-based association whose aim is to alleviate the pain of cancer patients. It operates either at the patient’s home or in a Hospice, a structure that welcomes those patients who do not have access to care because they are alone or because the family members cannot bear the weight of the assistance. Associazione Gigi Ghirotti is a not-for-profit organization (“Onlus” in Italian) whose relentless dedication has raised the awareness on the issue of terminally ill patients’ pain amongst all those in the field of healthcare and social-health assistance.
The key pillar of this organization is the belief and desire to provide care even when healing is no longer possible. This motivation underlines the importance of the issue of suffering in gravely ill patients, both as to the physical aspects of the treatment, as well as to the emotional, psychological and social aspects.
WHY WE SUPPORT THE ASSOCIAZIONE GIGI GHIROTTI
During the last phase of his journey, clearly the most painful and challenging one in so many ways, Pancho received invaluable support from the Associazione Gigi Ghirotti in general and specifically from those individuals who have helped him by coming daily to Pancho’s dwelling. Through the use of palliative care, not only in its scientific dimension, but also focused on the human dimension, Gigi Ghirotti has accompanied Pancho and his family through a difficult but inevitable journey. The patient’s experience has profound implications also on those family and friends who are close to him.
Associazione Gigi Ghirotti is well aware of these themes, and this is why it pairs healthcare professionals with trained specialists capable of providing emotional and spiritual support.
This has been the experience of so many already helped by Gigi Ghirotti as it has been for Pancho, for his family and for those who were closet o him. Pancho and all of us have benefited from the organization’s help and courage in fighting for the patient until the very last moment, demonstrating with courage the belief in the value of life.
HOW WE HELP
Panchito’s Way will devolve the funds raised though its initiatives to the financing of specific projects of the Associazione Gigi Ghirotti of Genova, with whom it maintains a very close and trusting relationship.
Gigi Ghirotti will decide the prioritization of its projects as the case may be, depending on the importance and urgency of its evolving needs. These initiatives may include training courses for its volunteers, investment in healthcare equipment, or the construction of additional or complementary capacity as well as the ongoing maintenance thereof.
Our first objective is to contribute to the construction of the new Hospice Albaro of Genova (Via Montallegro 42). This hospice will welcome and provide care for terminally ill patients, mainly cancer patients, but also those affected by Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) (wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amyotrophic_lateral_sclerosis), a new field for Gigi Ghirotti and one that represents a growing need in society.
Re-construction and refurbishment works are already underway on a building that will house 13 beds for cancer patients plus a yet –to-be defined number of SLA patients.
Furthermore, there is the possibility of expanding into an adjacent 120 square meter facility which would be dedicated to day-care and other clinical and support activities for the Hospice’s patients. The goal is to provide an integrated support center for the patient in one centralized facility, avoiding the need to move around different hospitals in search of the relevant doctor or facility as the needs of these patients are multiple and in constant evolution.
For further information follow the link http// www.gigighirotti.it