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The Story Project: Biography Services for children in palliative care

  • by Maria Lopez
  • July 11, 2023

The Story Project is a free service that provides people the chance to record their life story. Patients are more than their medical story, with the biography, they get to have a story about their whole life.

Trained biographers volunteers are matched with families and over 8 sessions at hospital or at home, they interview them and then transform those stories into a book. Patients can find it therapeutic while describing their lives and the people that support them through their journey.

Biography service is usually offered to adults in palliative care but the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network has made it available for families and children in palliative care at Westmead and Randwick Children’s Hospitals as well as at Bear Cottage in Manly.

Sarah Potter, Volunteer Coordinator, says the service has been taken up by ten families so far.

Watch the full video as reported by the ABC here ABC NEWS VIDEO or read the article here.

Photo: Summer Williams (L) and her biographer, volunteer Claire Davis (R).

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