June, volunteers from the Friends of the Oncopole association distribute sprayers to patients to reduce the effects of high heat.
There are pinks, greens and blues. the first episode of heat wave in June, volunteers From the association Les amis de l’oncopole distribute rechargeable foggers to cancer patients and their relatives.
“When they leave consultation, patients and their relatives have their faces closed, testifies Yanne Rebeschini, president of the association. We approach them, discuss with them, and offer them to spray them with a jet of water before offering them a mister”. Something to soften the transition between the air-conditioned enclosure of the hospital and the dodger that reigns outside.
Proof of the success of this company and the longevity of the high heat this summer: the nearly 300 water misters have been delivered. “It warms the heart to see the astonishment of people, and their smile” comments the one who founded Les amis de l’oncopole in 2014.
The association’s seven volunteers are on duty at the Toulouse Cancer University Institute every other day. They offer patients and their caregivers a myriad of activities to improve their well-being and encourage them.
“At the start of the school year, we are going to create an AirBNB system from the heart, announces Yanne Rebeschini. Each volunteer of the association will offer to host free of charge at home the carers of patients who live too far away, to allow them to accompany their loved ones during their care.