THE IMPORTANCE OF LAUGHTER: THEODORA FOUNDATION
“Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.”- Victor Hugo.
Laughter and happiness should be essential in the lives of all children. I am very pleased to introduce you to some of the most amazing SMILE DOCTORS.
They are all professional artists that visit daily children’s hospitals in 8 countries: Switzerland, Bielorrusia, England, Hong Kong, Italy, Turkey, France, and Spain.
Their mission is to humanize the process of being in a hospital for small children and teenagers. Their laughter reduces the stress of these sweet patients; they improve their quality of life and recover more quickly.
The Theodora Foundation was created in 1993 by 2 brothers, Jan and André Poulie, who created this Foundation in memory of their beloved mother, who passed away after a long hospital stay.
I have seen these incredible Doctors in action in Spain, where the Foundation has been established since 2000. These last years have brought smiles and laughter to more than 250.000 Spanish children and their families.
You can find more information about their incredible international work and how to collaborate with them at the Theodora Foundation