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FAMILY / CHILDREN / RESIDENTS

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Thank you for all these beautiful and funny designs.
I enjoyed chatting with you!! :-)

Marie
La Cassagne School – Switzerland

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Thank you, I think it's cool that you draw children with disabilities.

Max
La Cassagne School – Switzerland

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A big thank you for your paintings full of humour and joy !!!

Class 307 (Joana, Florence, Philaé, Bruno, Soraia, Gabriel, Toto, Hugo)
La Cassagne School – Switzerland

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Thank you, thank you, thank you ! You did a magnificent job, and it will be very helpful as we try to smile
when we see our little one in the intensive care unit. Bravo to all of you. 
And thank you to the painter who redecorated the room for our son and kept him company.

Yannick, a parent
Necker Children's Hospital - Cardiology Unit - FR

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These colours brighten our hearts; it's beautiful!

A parent
Garches – FR

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I love you very much and I am very happy to have shared these good times with you.

I will miss you. Thank you for these lovely designs. Very very big kiss with all my heart.
Julia - 13 ans
San Salvadour Hospital – FR

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It makes you want to get better...

Z.L
 Victor Dupouy  Hospital - Argenteuil – FR

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THANK YOU for the wonderful paintings that our little girl

Cédrine never tires of admiring ... especially the ants!
Sylvie, Christophe and Cédrine
Delemont Hospital – Switzerland

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I love it; I want the same at home!

Pablo - 7 years
l'Archet Hospital - Nice – FR

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Thank you to everyone who helps me. Your paintings are beautiful and natural.

Sophie - 13 years
l'Archet Hospital - Nice – FR

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It is magical; it feels like a fairy tale. Thank you for the sick children

and the visiting children, as well as the big children that we are.
Fatima maman de Said
Victor Dupouy Hospital - Argenteuil – FR

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You make us travel in our memories.
Thanks to your paintings, some moments of happiness;
when we danced to music! A big thank you!
Françoise B.
Notre-Dame residence  - Geneva – Switzerland

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Thank you for your humour and your talent. 


N.F
Notre-Dame Residence - Genève – Switzerland

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HEALTHCARE WORKERS

 

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A breath of lightness and magic at l'Orée. In recent days, I witnessed
the transformation of the walls of our dining room and our veranda.
 The first features made in chalk, with precise finishes and delicate frescos.
A breath of lightness and magic gradually became part of l'Orée.
Thank you for having understood so well the use of these two places.
Thank you also for giving us such beautiful things to look at,
to discover with our students.
Again thank you for embellishing daily life at l'Orée.
Like the birds of your frescoes, we, children and adults of l'Orée,
fly through beautiful landscapes painted by you, looking for a moment to dream.

Juliana Cruchon
Educational Manager
Delafontaine Foundation - l'Oree School, Lausanne

 

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Thank you Paint a Smile.
Thanks to you, to your imagination, this is a new world that awaits us...
The walls seem to have separated to open onto nature, dreams, play, children...

Sophie for the lilacs classe
Delafontaine Foundation - l'Orée School, Lausanne

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.... March 16, 2015, behold the artists in uniform, the colours, the pots, brushes...
and virtually everything suddenly brightens: the models are installed,
the colours are mixed, there are drawings, paintings - an effective and talented team.

Children, parents, and staff watch, comment, and rejoice.

The grey disappears gradually and finally the unit comes alive thanks to Paint a Smile.

Children look attentive, parents comment, staff details the intricacies

of the moment. We observe the funny, moving, and intelligent scenes;
we look at what happened to the MRI, to the dressings ..

Congratulations to all for your finesse, your effectiveness and your magnificent work,
You stayed six weeks, but we will keep you for years and years...."

Thank you

Marie Hélène
Health Framework

Necker Hospital - Paedratic Neurosurgical Unit, AP-HP, Paris

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We went from "grey rain" to a colour palette that escapes from each of the walls
of the medical-surgical unit of congenital and pediatric cardiology.
The corridors are animated; caregivers smile, discovering improbable details;
children follow the journey that began in consultation and continued to the entrance of their rooms.
The entire cardiology team of the Necker Children's Hospital joins me in saying
thank you to the Paint-a-Smile Foundation and Johnson and Johnson for
having enlightened the lives of hundreds of children who found in the frescoes
a way to more gently live their hospital stay. A big thank you also from the nursing and medical team
for having opened our windows to a mangrove, a grotto of rainbows, an ice floe, or a yeti.

Professeur Bonnet
Medical-Surgical Unit of Paedatric and Congenital Cardiology
Necker Children's Hospital, AP-HP, Paris

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Paint a Smile has understood just how important a playful hospital environment is to children
and offers them a space to dream. 
A reassuring and colourful world replaces grey, sad walls.
This is how painting can become a protection that will enhance
an often-traumatising hospitalisation experience…

Professor Bertrand Cramer

Child Psychiatrist,
Geneva – Switzerland

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A very big thank you for all of the smiles that your work has painted
on the faces of the children and the adults at La Cassagne!


Ph. Evans
Director
La Cassagne School
Lausanne - Switzerland

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We bring to our patients the care that they need; you have helped us to bring them smiles, to make them dream…
I would simply like to say THANK YOU on their behalf, and on behalf of the staff of the Lannelongue service.


S.Curnier
Director
San Salvadour Hospital - FR

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Paint a Smile is sunshine on the walls, joy on faces, and colour in life!
Bravo and thank you!


Martine

Delemont Hospital - Switzerland

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An extraordinary adventure and especially a marvellous realisation,
just what we expected, I would even say more than what we expected…

This team is amazing, magnificent artists, humble, talented, with an enormous heart,
and I know just how touched they were by the patients. Their work is poetic;
the imagination is stimulated and opens a door of exchange through a beautiful voyage. 

Again, a thousand times thank you to you all and Bravo


Ch. BOLLMANN PLAT

San Salvadour Hospital - FR

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The artistic company during four weeks was enchanting!
Thank you for having metamorphosed our unit and for having left us so much beauty
and humour to appreciate during the future… 
Good sailing to you!


Isabelle.B
 
San Salvadour Hospital - FR

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I knew that words could make life more beautiful, but you have shown me that decorations full of colour,
of magic, and of spirit can do so as well! 

Thank you for your precious work!


Kristel 

Paediatrics – Fribourg, Switzerland

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Thank you a thousand times for the extraordinary realisations that bring us fantastic support,
to help the children dream and to put up with the pain. 

You assist us in departing on marvellous adventures… 

Fondly,


Catherine

Paediatric Emergencies - Versailles - FR

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A landscape that illuminates the life of the children and the nursing staff, thank you for this voyage.

Nursing Staff

Garches - FR

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Thank you for this landscape to travel through as the days go by.

Daniela
 
Notre-Dame residence - Geneva – Switzerland

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Not only has our service been embellished thanks to your lovely frescoes,
but in addition I had great pleasure in watching you work; we will miss you… 

Thank you for the artistic imprint that leaves us space for our imagination, it is nice for the children,
as well as for the adults ☺
Continued success in your life as artists!


Cécile

Delemont Hospital - Switzerland

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Thank you again for your kindness and your professionalism.
We will think of you over the next twenty years!!! 


Sophie D
Health executive
Princesses Grace Hospital- Monaco - FR

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Thank you to the entire team for your kindness, your smile and especially your competence
and your sense of ”the child”. 
It is absolutely magnificent.

M. Brunetto

l'Archet Hospital- Nice - FR

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It is an enormous touch of joy and cheerfulness and even for adults! Thank you.

Mme Calvi

l'Archet Hospital - Nice - FR

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Enormous talent
. Nothing put pleasure for the eyes and the mind. 
Always with discretion
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You have transformed our unit. 
There is only one thing left to say to you
, a big "Thank You".


Béatrice
Educator
 Victor Dupouy Hospital - Argenteuil - FR

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It is fantastic! 
Fresh, alive, and delicate. 
What a pleasure to enter into the unit, it is superb.

It makes us want to come to work.
 Extraordinary. A real pleasure.


Paediatric service.

Victor Dupouy Hospital - Argenteuil - FR

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The work of Paint a Smile is based on a grand idea carried and concretised by extraordinary persons. 

Each decoration project is of inestimable value to the hospital. 

The project remained just as strong today 
and everyone directly feels its benefits:

children, parents, and all of the nursing staff.


Professor Gregor Schubiger

Director of Paediatric Services

Lucerne Children’s Hospital - Switzerland

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SPONSORS / PATRONS

 

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The association "Les Ptits Courageous" ("The Little Courageous Ones") was created five years ago
by parents of children with faciocraniosynostosis to support families
and improve hospital conditions of the children.
Our children are multi-operated and hospitalisations are long and difficult.

I am the mother of Tom, 8 years old, operated a dozen times at the Necker Hospital.
We live 400 kms away; hospitalisations are very painful,
especially because of the separation from family and the lack of visits.
We spent long moments contemplating the frescoes of the Neurosurgery Service of the former hospital,
Tom still remembers it perfectly. It was for us moments to escape, where each time I visited,
I could tell different stories; then when Tom grew up
we could have fun watching the little extraordinary and beautiful details.

When the new hospital opened, we found ourselves certainly in a very modern place, new, and clean -
but with huge corridors and mouse grey walls not conducive to high morale;
now everyone knows how important morale is to recover more quickly.
When told about this wonderful project, the association immediately wanted to get involved.
The work was titanic, artists are magicians and the result is breathtaking.
What a thrill for me deep in my mom's heart to discover these beautiful frescoes,
to imagine the stars in the eyes of the children and their parents,
and to think how these paintings will soften their often painful daily lives.
A festival of colour, sublime figures, staged and incredible detail,
I cannot even find the words to express what I felt at the discovery of the new unit.

The association "Les Ptits Courageous" is happy to have been able to contribute to this magnificent project,
and on behalf of all of the children, we thank the Paint a Smile team,
the donors and all of the persons who were mobilised for this project.

Thanks to all of you, the hospitalisation of our children will be rich in colour and in stories...  

Laëtitia, Godmother of the decoration project in the paediatric neurosurgery unit of the Necker Children’s Hospital,
AP-HP, Paris
Representative of the “Les Ptits Courageux” association

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"The most magical is the look in the eyes of the children and their parents when they see the paintings ...
We are there; there are stars in their eyes... they too dream...

So this makes me want only one thing... to pass on that magic and repeat it elsewhere!”

see all the testimony here !
Myrtille, Godmother of the decoration project in the paediatric cardiology service 
of the Necker Children’s Hospital, AP-HP, Paris

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It is wonderful to see what is possible with colours.
Thank you It is grandiose.

Pétra de Caran d'Ache

On the subject of the Delemont Hospital project - Switzerland


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I only find good waves here. It is very moving.

The hospital is no longer a place of terror.


Frank Leboeuf

On the subject of the Victor Dupouy Hospital project - Argenteuil - FR


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