Many of you may be interested to know the how and why behind the establishment of this association whose goal, and indeed, sole concern is to support suffering families.

A starting point for some of us was the difficult case of a newborn with a serious illness. It was serious enough that some doctors gave up hope. We witnessed at that very moment the parents taking the initiative, using their own funds to travel abroad and seek medical treatment with the hope of saving their child, which fortunately is what eventually happened.

mellon paidiaThis story shocked me personally because there had been other known cases of families waiting for approval for patients with very serious illnesses such as leukaemia, different kinds of cancer, mental illness etc.

Therefore, a group of people came together who shared the same shocking experiences, most of whom were from the same family, initially strengthening each other with our financial means in some cases. However, it did not take long to realize that this could not resolve the issue. We fully understood that we needed the help and support of more people in order for this endeavour to be more fruitful.

ΤThis is when the idea of starting an association dedicated exclusively to the assistance of children was born. The children would be helped by people from all backgrounds and social levels through an institution that embraces children and their families. For this reason, on the 25th of September 2005 in Cyprus, and on the 11th of November of 2007 in Greece, our dream started taking shape, with the creation of the association “BREATH OF LIFE FOR CHILDREN” of Cyprus and Greece. With the help of everyone that believes in us and our mission, we move forward making great strides every day; we offer joy, courage, optimism and hope to as many children as we can, and also to their families. We always stand with them because we consider their children our children…

Παναγιώτης Παπαδημητρίου
President of the Association