"Recreational therapy fulfils the needs of children with serious and chronic conditions and gives them the attention they deserve. It’s an experience that affects their quality of life, that pushes their disease into the background, bringing the child in them out again, arming them with a chance to be independent, to socialise and learn again. It can have beneficial effects on the body, to such an extent that it creates improved tolerance and a more effective response to treatments."

Momcilo Jankovic (Supervisor of the Children’s Haematology Day Hospital at San Gerardo Hospital in Monza, medical director of Dynamo Camp and member of the BoD of the Foundation’s Scientific Committee)

“Health” does not merely mean the absence of disease.

According to the definition by the WHO (World Health Organisation), “health” means “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being”.

The “overall” care of the patient, especially of a child with cancer, should therefore incorporate medical interventions and healthcare, psychosocial and educational services, so that the disease event, and everything stemming from it, can be experienced as a defined period in one’s life. A difficult period, but a temporary one, which must not make the little one lose their desire to play, laugh, grow and learn.

Our method - ceramic therapy to be precise - works in this way. On the one hand, it acts on the “healthy” part of the child, to stop the disease from impeding development; on the other, it becomes concrete therapeutic support.
The value of complementary therapies and the benefits these bring for the patient are currently not yet recognised as an integral part of the recovery process in Italy.

For this reason, to demonstrate the effectiveness of recreational therapy in supporting drug-based medical treatment, a Scientific Committee was set up in 2016 which enabled us to scientifically recognise it, certifying and consolidating its validity.