Who we are

The Association was born on the inspiration of the already existing OSCAR'S ANGELS volunteer organization which has been operating in France since 1998.

OSCAR'S ANGELS Italia has been active in Italy since January 2018 with two projects in particular in the pediatric hospitals "Bambino Gesù" in Rome and "San Gerardo" in Monza.

Our mission is to give moral and financial support to families with children or young people hospitalized and suffering from brain and spinal tumors, severe neurological diseases or in palliative care.

 

The hospitalization of a child or adolescent is a difficult and worrying time for the whole family who often feels alone and overwhelmed.

 

Our specialized volunteers work alongside these families in the pediatric wards of neurosurgery, oncology, neurology and ICU units of paediatric hospitals.

 

Their selection and training is very rigorous.

Our strengths

 

 

  • Volunteers, highly qualified and competent , available daily to families and children / adolescents to offer a friendly presence, warm, caring, empathic listening and financial support during the entire period of hospitalization

 

  • Volunteers "on call" at night and on weekends available to medical teams to come and assist families in case of emergency.

 

  • Volunteers specialized in pediatric palliative care for families of children or young people in palliative care available 24h / 24h and 7d / 7d

 

 

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

President: Anita GRANERO

Vice-President: Prof Carlo GIUSSANI

Treasurer: Gianni CERUTTI

 

FOUNDERS

 

Anita GRANERO

Prof Carlo GIUSSANI

Dr. Giuseppe PATERLINI

Dott.ssa Chiara FOSSATI

Gianni CERUTTI

Enzo ARGANTE

Susy SCALONE

 

ADVISERS

Cristina PELISSERO

Sabrina MUSUMESCI

Dimitri CIASCHINI

Larsen PREMOLI

ETHICS AND SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

 

Prof Carlo GIUSSANI, Neurosurgeon, San Gerardo Hospital of Monza

Pr Roger PACKER, Paediatric neurologist and neuro-oncologist, Children's National, Washington, USA

Pr Federico VIGEVANO, Paediatric neurologist, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù, Roma, Italia

Dott.ssa Maura MASSIMINO, Paediatric oncologist, Istituto dei Tumori, Milano, Italia

Dott.ssa Sabina VENNARINI, Radiologist-Radiation Paediatric Oncologist, Istituto dei Tumori, Milano, Italia