Firebird Foundation was established in 2005 for the improvement of the Quality of Life for cancer patients and relatives.There are 75 000 new cancer patiens every year in Hungary and more than 300 000 people live with cancer. With the improvement of healing methods, technics and medicines, there are a great number of cancer patients who can heal or survive for years with a good quality of life.
The process of recovering and rehabilitating back to life is often difficult and stressful. It can be a physical and emotional burden for the patiens and for their social enviroment, especially their families.
The aim of the Firebird Foundation is to provide psycho-social support for cancer patiens and for their relatives if it is needed.
Our support is client oriented. With the use of our first diagnostic interview, we create an elaborate therapy or rehabilitation program, specialized for each individual’s specific needs.
Because Firebird Foundation has a wide network of professionals we can connect clients with the right health practicioners with appropriate interventions.
Another important field of Firebird Foundation’s activity is social, legal and financial counseling support.
We aim at influencing the whole of society and achiving a change in attitude towards cancer.
Do to this effort, we organize lectures and communication trainings for clients and professionals. We realize the importance of accurate information and this is why among our aims are writing, publishing and conducting research in order to understand the psychological impact and meaning of cancer and to find the most effective treating methods.
The leader and head of the Board of Trustees of this Foundation is:
Léna Magda Rohanszky, psycho-oncologist,
the members of the Board are: György Bodoky, oncologist
Adrienne Stauder, psyhiatric
Ágota Ruzsa, trainer-teacher
Szilvia Halasi, social worker