Little Stars is a series of films about the surprisingly life-affirming stories of children around the world living with life-shortening illnesses. Against the odds, these very special kids are making the most of every moment thanks to the support of their families, in harmony with passionate ‘palliative care’ teams.
Paediatric palliative care is a response to the suffering of a child and their family facing life-threatening conditions. It’s holistic, looking at the body, mind and spirit within the social and cultural context. It cares for the child from the time of diagnosis until death, and after death it does bereavement support for the family.
These remarkable stories of young people finding peace, love and joy in the face of the inevitable, challenges many pre-conceived notions surrounding the ‘d-word’ and powerfully demonstrates the transformative effect that good-services, well-delivered can have on families facing an unimaginable dilemma.
Life is short, value every moment