The admission of a relative to the ICU often forces to come in contact with a world full of very strong emotions, such as fear, pain, impotence, but also hope, gratitude and relief.
A new and different awareness can arise from this kind of experience, along with the desire to give something of yourself to others, who are going through a situation similar to yours. Sharing soothes pain, and indeed, many people find in charity work the strength to go on: helping others allows to care for yourself.
There are several ways through which you can offer your help in a hospital.
For example, you can go to the Blood Center to make a blood donation , or spend a bit of your time close to patients .
Scientific research, that permits to take better care of the sick, could progress thanks to your economic contribution ; finally, you could just donate a smile to hospitalized children (and adults too!) .
"There is no one so poor they can not give a smile; there is no one so rich they can do without".