Maddalena Bano

Giacomo's mother (deceased from Trisomy 13)

"We think that religious organizations can offer dignity in death by helping the family and loved ones to see how much good and valuable kindness can emerge from painful circumstances; they could then announce and celebrate the experiences of families who manage to transform a tragic situation into a blessing."


I will do all within my power so that every child with a life limiting or a life-threatening illness has access to paediatric palliative care.

Paediatric Palliative Care is the best approach for all children and young people suffering from a life-threatening and/or life-limiting disease.

Collectively, we have the opportunity and awareness to advocate for child-specific palliative care and for its provision as an integral part of the health care system of every country and relieve the suffering of so many more vulnerable children with life-threatening and life-limiting illness.