“To fill days with more life rather than life with more days.” This is how Franziska Thümmel, division manager of the Central Germany Children’s Hospice, describes the self-imposed goal of the social institution. The inpatient hospice in Tambach-Dietharz gives children with life-shortening diseases and their families the possibility of spending time together in the institution and using its provision of care and support. Many children spend one or two weeks here with their family in order to experience short-term relief from the energy-sapping course of the particular disease. Other families arrive to gracefully bid farewell to their own child.
No matter which little patient arrives in the Central Germany Children’s Hospice, the focus is on the high quality of care. No lists are checked off because individual care is implemented in the institution. The hospice is right now housing four children with their families. The institution is deliberately designed to care for only a few patients at the same time.
Two employees of the HABA Family of Companies had the idea to give some joy and diversion to these children and their families for one afternoon. Ines Peter from the IT department and Bianca Groß from the machine shop in Plant I organized together with their colleagues a special surprise for the sick children, their siblings, parents, and caregivers: A magician would take them all along into the fantastic world of magic!