Thionville. Sick, Chloé, 5, was able to go on vacation with her family thanks to Cœur en Liberté

Their world collapsed in August 2020. Chloe’s parents, living in the Thionville area, had a string of medical appointments for their 5-year-old daughter who had lymph nodes. Blood test, visit to the ENT to finally meet a doctor in Nancy who gave her a CT scan. “We knew she was suffering from leukemia, remembers with emotion and anger the mother. She was immediately hospitalized and underwent a long treatment with 19 lumbar punctures and chemo. »

Support for families

To overcome the ordeal, the mother signed up for support groups and heard about the association Dreams. “I said to myself: why not enroll Chloé? I asked that she could enjoy a day at Disney. His request was accepted but the health situation did not allow it to be carried out. “On the other hand, I discovered the association Cœur en liberté , based in Quineville, which allows families with sick children to go on holiday in lodges. For Christmas, Chloé, her sister and their parents traveled to Normandy in Joganville. “Joanna Wisniewska Deceire, who created this association with her husband, is great. This stay was a breath of fresh air for the four of us. It’s been wonderful. We decompressed. »

Search for solidarity lodgings

Since its creation in 2020, the association has enabled dozens of children, having undergone major operations or suffering from serious illnesses, to clear their minds by taking advantage of a week’s free vacation in one of the 70 partner lodgings. “We are convinced that morale counts in coping with the disease,” says Joanna, who is actively looking for other places ready to welcome families. “We don’t have any in Lorraine. »

Today, Chloé is better, she is in remission. “She was super courageous and all this generosity around us, these beautiful encounters gave us the strength to hold on. I kept in contact with Joanna and I spoke about her association at the Brabois hospital. It’s great what she does. »

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