HANDS of love:

These hands have worked with the “zabbaleens” in Cairo. I was studying at the Sacred Heart and Sister Emmanuelle was invited to talk about her work living among the people who take care of our garbage, our dejects, the stinky and what we consider useless stuff of our day-to-day lifes.soeur-emmanuelle-002

She told us, at the time she was 63 that she used to be vulnerable to diseases before joining these hard workers. After she lived among them she discovered that she was so strong! She died in 2008 at the age of 99. ADIEU!

Quando a vi, sorridente, cheia de energia na idade de 63 anos… e vivendo ha muito tempo com os lixeiros e suas familias, alfabetizando, convivendo com elas nas difíceis condições de vida com fé no coração, eu  disse para mim mesma: qué mulher! cómo ela consegue?

Ela nos contava que, antes de morar nas favelas de lixo acumulado, ela adoecía frequentemente na terra natal França, más desde que morava entre ratos e lixo havía percebido o quanto ela era resistente!soeur-emmanuelle-003

Faleceu Novembro 2008 aos 99 anos. OBRIGADA pelo exemplo de vida e pelo seu amor dado as crianças egipcias.

About frederica cassis

My name is Frederica Dillen CASSIS, born of a Belgium mother and an Egyptian father, on the 3rd of January 1966 in Brussels, Belgium. I´ve travelled a lot, lived in many countries. Brazil is my seventh country and i live in Sao Paulo for 19 years now. Graduated in Clinical Psychology in 1991, I specialized in Junguian Psychology and in Hemophilia since then. LATEST PROJECTS: 1) Launching IN-HEMOACTION flash cards, where I added new topics like Inhibitors and their different treatments, physiotherapy and a some playful activities like video games! 2) HERO (Hemophilia Experiences Results and Opportunities) sponsored by Novo Nordisk since 2009, exploring through qualitative and quantitative analysis the psychosocial issues involving People with hemophilia, their carers and the health professionals in the treatment process. check this project in my blog www.blood4.wordpress.com Now, HERO is in Brazil! soon the results will be available. 2) P-TET (Pediatric Thrombosis Educational Tool) flash cards in evolution stage, for kids on anti-coagulant treatment...inspired on IN-HEMOACTION flashcards success. 3) I am a co-author along with psychologist Irene Fuchs and Edward Kuebler of a booklet called "Communication, love and sexuality for people with hemophilia, carriers and family" 4) an on going process of a systematic review for the Cochrane Collaboration about "psychological interventions for people with hemophilia and their families" On a more personal level i have 3 three great not anymore children :) Danaê 24, Rubi 18 and Iggy 15) and i love to jogg, dance and read. To walk and look for shells on a beach too and I discover that i love deserts...:)

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