- Aladina is a pioneer in creating Grief Groups for parents of children with cancer
Our Grief Groups provide a safe environment for parents to learn about the mechanisms that help us move forward after the passing of a loved one.
At Aladina, we never forget about all the parents with whom we have shared so much during this difficult battle. No one is ever prepared to face the loss of a child, or to experience that painful blow that paralyzes the whole family. Pain mixes with fear, anger, sadness, and loneliness in a jumble of emotions that is hard to comprehend.
Our psycho-oncologists help parents find coping mechanisms that ease the process of grief and acceptance, keeping them from being consumed and overwhelmed by their pain.
The basic premise of the Grief Groups is to share, whether it is a mood, an emotion, a doubt, a memory, a laugh or a tear. Through mutual respect and sympathy, the groups extend a helping hand to each individual member during this extremely difficult process.
- “I would like to thank the Fundación Aladina most sincerely for giving me the opportunity to join...“I would like to thank the Fundación Aladina most sincerely for giving me the opportunity to join this great team of people, whose sole aim is to comfort and, most specially, to create smiles for these sick kids. Thank you so much Aladina for having walked by my side through this difficult path. Sending lots of love to the sky for my princess Vera”See moreRaquel, mother of a deceased patient and volunteer
- “Joy cures not only the soul, but the body too, and Aladina is pure joy. I’ve seen it every day with...“Joy cures not only the soul, but the body too, and Aladina is pure joy. I’ve seen it every day with my daughter’s daily illness and I’m sure that without your help she would have gone some time before: all the special people of Aladina made her laugh, cheerful and happy to be alive. In the worst moments is when we most need to laugh, easy to say but hard to do. I can proudly say, they make it happen! THANKS!”See moreMercedes, mother of Gabi, deceased patient
- “Before anything else, thanks again for all of the work you have done with us during this time, I will...“Before anything else, thanks again for all of the work you have done with us during this time, I will never find the right words to describe it. Personally I found the group very enriching. It was great to meet all of the people in the group because it made me feel understood and supported at such a difficult time.Thank you so much for your work, for listening to me, for the great heart you have shown at all times. And thank you too for the work you did with Alberto, even though it was not enough. This computer made him very happy and he was able to enjoy his games while he was in hospital.Now we have to go on alone down this tough and difficult path. I hope to be able to go on without the unconditional support you have given us over this year.Thanks to all of the Aladina team, to the volunteers, to Paco, and above all to you, Valeria, I will never forget you!A very warm embrace”.See moreMª Ángeles, Alberto's mother
- “My most sincere thanks to the Fundación Aladina for allowing me to join this great team of people...“My most sincere thanks to the Fundación Aladina for allowing me to join this great team of people whose only aim is to seek the well-being and above all the smiles of each and every one of these children. A thousand thanks Aladina, for being with me at this so difficult time. Kisses to heaven for my princess Vera and for all the little champions whose smiles and beautiful memories make the heavens shine a little more every day.”See moreRaquel, Vera's mother and Aladina volunteer