Touching Rainbows – Acknowledging the Child’s Voice in Palliative Care
Edited by: Julia Downing & Sue Boucher
“Man is born with rainbows in his heart and you’ll never read him unless you consider rainbows.”
Touching Rainbows: Acknowledging the Child’s Voice in Palliative Care is an ICPCN publication in which children and family members of children living with life threatening or life limiting conditions, and sometimes their carers, share a slice of their difficult journey with great courage, honesty and openness. This is done through stories, poems, artwork and pictures.
These inspiring stories come from across the world and, where possible, have been written in the writer’s own language with an English translation. It is hoped they will touch and enrich the lives of many, encourage those travelling a similar path, and instill a sense of courage and joy, despite the many challenges and heartaches that come with this journey. These children and their families pass through many storms and dark days, but still somehow manage to aspire to reach out for the promise and beauty of the rainbow.
Below are examples of pages found inside the book:
The book’s foreword is written by Sr Frances Dominica, the Founder of Helen & Douglas House, and of the modern children’s hospice movement and each story is beautifully and sensitively presented
using photographs, original art and pictures.
The cost of the book is US$15.
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