Petition to The Holy See, Pope Francis, Vatican Treasures, Catholic Church
Economic help for hospitals and healthcare from The Holy See to face Coronavirus emergency
In these times of hardship and pain we are desperately asking His Holiness Pope Francis to auction just a trifling part of the Vatican's Treasures to support hospitals and healthcare around the world, in order to help facing the Coronavirus emergency and save lives. A tiny effort for the The Holy See, a huge help for humanity; charity at its fullest, that's what the world needs now. We all believe that His Holiness will understand and agree. Luke 12:33 Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys.Matthew 25:35 "I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger, and you took me into your home." Luke 11:41 But give that which is within as charity, and then all things are clean for you. Luke 6:38 “Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure– pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”
Petition to APADEE
Self Injury Awareness Day in Italy
Il self-Injury o self-harm è diffuso soprattutto negli adolescenti che si causano dolore fisico con tagli, strappando capelli, facendo uso di sostanze, causando bruciature... Il Self Injury Awareness Day (SIAD) che cade ogni anno il 1 marzo permette alle persone autolesioniste di dare visibilità con vari modi: disegnando una farfalla o un punto e virgola sui polsi, indossando un nastro arancione... Dare visibilità a un problema del genere, significa dargli maggiore importanza per aiutare le persone ad uscirne. Facciamo diventare il SIAD una giornata di prevenzione contro l'autolesionismo. Perché forse vi state chiedendo? Perché io ero autolesionista, ho ancora il corpo coperto di cicatrici che mi ricordano i motivi che mi hanno portato a farlo. Ma adesso ho la possibilità di vivere appieno la mia vita e voglio che l'abbiano tutte le persone che non riescono a smettere di autolesionarsi e il SIAD potrebbe essere per loro l'inizio, perché nessuno è solo in questo mondo e ogni simbolo che ha questa giornata rappresenta un nuovo inizio, pronto per ognuno di noi.
Petition to Michele Emiliano, Michele Emiliano, Mario Cosimo Loizzo, Giuseppina Annicchiarico
I have the right to health care without age restriction.
Hello, my name is Chiara and I was born with a rare genetic and degenerative condition called multiple exostosis, a strange name to describe the fact that my body produces more cartilage mass than normal. Because of this, I’ve had numerous surgeries to regain joint movements or just to free nerves trapped around the cartilage. Needless to say that my illness has a great impact on my everyday life as I often have to depend on others even for simple things, like tying my shoelaces or washing my hair. Unfortunately in Apulia, which is the region where I live in Italy, there are no specialised centres for treatment of exostosis. For this reason I AM FORCED to frequently travel to other centres to be monitored and treated and, when I am in severe pain, I may need to buy plane and train tickets at the last minute. And I need to pay accommodation costs on top of this. Of course this has a great financial impact on my family. In my region, article 13 states that “reimbursements provided by article 1, paragraphs 1 and 2 of the regional law dated 21st November 1966, n.25 and since amended (reimbursements of expenses sustained for transplant surgery undertaken) is extended to citizens up to 18 years of age who, due to documented medical needs, need to travel to other regions to treat rare conditions when this is not possible in Apulia”. Considering that I am 18 years old and that I still have this condition (not surprising, as I will have this condition for the rest of my life), I call on the Regione Puglia to make sure that patients who suffer from rare conditions have the right to health care without age restriction. As patients, we fight for our rights and we need institutions to support us, or at least guarantee the right to ALWAYS receive treatment.