The association “A child, a smile, a dream”, which brings comfort and hope to sick children in Tarbes hospital, has raised enough funds to finance this trip across the Atlantic for Mathéo and his parents. . Two charity evenings are organized on Saturdays 21 and 28 January at the Tarbes bowling alley.
It’s a Christmas that 8-year-old Mathéo will never forget. At the foot of the tree on December 25, this young patient from Tarbes hospital, suffering from leukodystrophy who has already condemned one of his two eyes, received a singular letter, a passport to his ultimate dream. “Mathéo dreamed of seeing the Statue of Liberty in New York, explains Patricia Erb, the president of the association “A child, a smile, a dream”. We organized several events to raise enough funds for this trip to him and his parents, with tickets for the whole family to the city’s top tourist spots. Mathéo was very happy when he discovered this. His mum cried. It’s something huge that didn’t been simple to organize. It’s just beautiful to offer this happiness and it shows that our actions are materializing in these dreams.” Because, before leaving for the Big Apple in July, Mathéo will also be entitled, in May, to a driving course at Formula Kids in Pau, as he wished.
At the same time, the association has also brightened up the daily life of Amélie, 12, who has also been hospitalized for a long time. “She dreamed of a machine to do her nails but she needed specialized equipment, compatible with her heavy treatment. We found this for her, rejoices Patricia Erb, when she did not think it was possible.” At the same time, the association “A child, a smile, a dream” provided the pediatric service of the hospital with night lights, high chairs, a stroller and Christmas gifts. “We did a lot of things in a very short time,” admits Patricia Erb.
Two evenings to make other dreams come true
For the magic to work again, the association is organizing two event evenings on Saturdays 21 and 28 January at the Arsenal Park bowling alley. This Saturday from 7.30 p.m., Sonia Quessada will be the star. When he last came to the bowling alley, during an after party at the end of the show on September 3, the video of his performance had accumulated more than 1.6 million views. Two other singers will precede her.
On January 28, still at Arsenal Park, several artists who have passed through The Voice, but also Peter Oz, magician, actress Eloïse Valli or even Titouan, designated as the best child hope of song, will share the poster. Note that a raffle with the support of Mayane, Elodie, Lily-Rose and Kelly, BTS student in St-Pierre, will be organized for the benefit of the association. On this occasion, Anaïs and Cynthia who will wear the colors of the association on the next Raid des Amazones will also be part of the party.