Jessica’s Story – Children’s Palliative Care in Singapore
In Singapore we meet Jessica and her family at the Hospice. Jessica and her family moved from Indonesia to Singapore to get the medical assistance Jessica needed, including Palliative Care. Jessica’s father describes her as a very active girl who was in the choir, took ballet and piano lessons and was always busy. Then one day her health began to deteriorate and a CT scan showed a brain tumour.
Talking of the support received from the hospice in Singapore Jessica’s mother Esther says, “I felt shocked. Like I couldn’t do anything. All I could do was pray. We must pray a lot because honestly everyday being faced with this. Sometimes I’m not strong, sometimes I’m exhausted. But here I feel grateful because our friends support us and give us strength.”