Marcel is 14 years old and is accompanied by the children's and youth hospice Regenbogenland in Dusseldorf. The brave young man shortly after birth suffered a hospital infection that has been affecting him since then. It came with a sepsis, an acute renal failure, respiratory and resuscitation, and a complete blood exchange. The following disabilities have arisen as a result of the infection and the massive addition of medicine: visual impairment, hearing loss, severe epilepsy, severe mental and physical disability - this is why Marcel relies on a wheelchair.
Finally a youth room
With his single mother Marcel lives in a rented apartment in Dusseldorf. In the combined living/dining room, Marcel spends a lot of time on a large sofa, which is now getting old and starts to break into pieces. At least he can lie down there because he can’t sit in a wheelchair for such a long time. We provided him with a Gravity Chair last year to make it more comfortable for him.
The family lacks the financial resources to set up Marcel's room age-appropriate and youthful. His belongings are kept in an old closet and there are hardly any shelves to house his belongings. His mother had a great desire to give his youth room a friendly atmosphere, so that the young Marcel can sometimes withdraw. A new cupboard, a few shelves and some fresh paint was needed. As a highlight Marcel's name is now added as a graffiti on the wall. We have financially supported the purchase of new furniture and now the youth room shines in new splendor.
And Marcel - feels visibly well in his newly designed environment.
wish him many pleasant hours in his new retreat.
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