Project Wilhemina Ziekenhuis

Where there’s a will, there’s a way they say. The Rock Foundation can confirm this statement with boldness. Tuesday on the 15th of October 2019, The Rock Foundation managed to donate to a hospital who is specialized in children care called Wilhelmina Kinderziekenhuis, Utrecht. The donation was to the sick children there.

“Donating to a hospital, in the Netherlands?!” Yes. Even the Netherlands, having the welfare system it has, lacks this form of sympathy towards young patients in hospitals. We’re better off than third world countries, but as soon as you zoom in on the camera, you’ll notice things are never as nice as they seem. The Rock Foundation decided to take a look at the real situations and states of the children in these hospitals. That’s when we noticed that charities like these are needed to make the children feel at home. And yes, also if they’re not at home.

We had the opportunity to know what kind of sicknesses had located them. Based thereon, we brought them toys and other goodies. We namely sought for the mentally disabled children (between 0 and 18). That was our aim for that project. Mentally disabled children have a limited development on social skills like talking, listening or concentrating. Arriving there, we had the opportunity to explain who we are, what we stand for and why we wanted to do a collaboration. After our aims were made clear we talked a lot about our motives and motivations. In the meantime, we noticed how the place was furnished like the chambers of young, playing children.

This visit laid its foundation on chronically sick children. A chronic sickness is a sickness that doesn’t go in a matter of time. On the contrary, it usually stays with someone for a big part or the rest of their lives. Why? Because healing is not a medicine. Healing is a person, and a medicine is just a form of the manifestation of healing.

Does that mean there’s no hope for those children? Absolutely false. We like to call sickness a disease. If you look at the word carefully, what do you notice? The word contains two parts, namely: (dis-ease). A sickness is nothing else than a physical or mental state whereby you become emotionally uncomfortable, feeling not at ease. But there’s more than just a medicine willing to cure that. There’s even more than just chemotherapy to cure that. Being chronically sick, the blessing of a person can cause a change in your life. Why? Because healing is not a medicine. Healing is a person, and a medicine is just a form of the
manifestation of healing. Fortunately, healing comes in many forms. As The Rock Foundation was and is in pursuit of bringing joy to people, we found out that giving childhood things to the children would make them realise, they’re as loved as anyone else.

This explains why the Wilhelmina Kinderziekenhuis furnished the place like that. Making a place equal to the kind of people there, has a neutralising effect. The sickness might stay there, but the disease flees.
If you’re chronically sick, I wouldn’t directly call you a victim, I’d rather call you a product of
Healing is a person, and that person is called Jesus Christ, tap of His stream, which are his
people, and you will find healing. Real healing.

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