Greek students get creative to bring joy to patients at the Sydney Children’s Hospital


Young students from SOFIA UNSW and Hellsoc UNSW teamed up on Tuesday to create thoughtful and creative cards for young patients at the Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick.

50 cards in total were created on the day in the bright colours of yellow, green, pink and blue, and every single one had affirmational messages such as “You are a hero” and “Get well soon.”

Associate Professor Socrates Dokos from the UNSW School of Biomedical Engineering also contributed to the initiative with his own card.

The President of SOFIA UNSW, Maria Papadopoulos, tells The Greek Herald that members of the Orthodox Christian fellowship decided to make these cards because many have had personal experiences with sick kids in hospital.

“Some friends that we know work at Sydney Children’s Hospital and they’ve shared some stories about the kids and we were really moved,” Ms Papadopoulos says.

“A lot of us also work in occupational therapy or physio and some of us are medical students, so we’re just really interested in helping out kids and of course, they’re little heartthrobs.”

This help has not gone unnoticed.

Community Relations Officer at the Hospital, Jessica Cooper, tells The Greek Herald they are “always so grateful to the community for their support of our patients and their families.”

“The card making event organised by UNSW SOFIA and Hellsoc UNSW is such a thoughtful gesture and we’d like to thank everyone who contributed to this project,” Ms Cooper concludes.

“These cards will definitely help bring some extra happiness to those visiting the Hospital.”

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