The pediatric ward of the Lucca hospital can now count on a cutting-edge tool for the care of children. Thanks to Lucca Comics & Games and the Area Performance Onlus Association, a modern electroencephalograph was purchased.
Every year Lucca Comics & Games reserves to the Onlus Area Performance Association a space of 100 square meters in the Games Area where the volunteers organize a four-day live painting show that over the years has had the greatest illustrators of the fantastic as protagonists, including Brian Froud (Dark Crystal), Alan Lee (The Lord of the Rings) and Ian McCaig (Star Wars). It ends with a charity auction in which the public wins the works with increasingly generous donations from year to year.
The proceeds were entirely donated to the pediatric ward not only for the acquisition of the electroencephalograph, but also for the creation of cartoon stories year after year aimed at creating pathways of informed awareness for young patients. This year, the sixth issue was reached with the book “Davanti a tutti”, written by Manfredi Toraldo and illustrated by Simone Paoloni, who tackles the issue of the importance of breastfeeding with the language of children.
The device was delivered to the department head, dr. Raffaele Domenici, in the presence of the managers of Lucca Comics & Games: Renato Genovese, director, Francesco Caredio, sole director, Emanuele Vietina, deputy director, and Roberto Irace, president of the Onlus Area Performance.