Cologne, 9-1-2020: Christmas time at University Clinic
On January 9, Diakonia volunteers visited the University Clinics in Cologne, the hostel for families of cancer children. In addition to gifts, Santa Claus and Snow Maiden brought unexpected guests with them – the Wolf, who plays the guitar and sings, granny Solokha with an apple pie, and even a living Christmas Tree. The children and parents were not only spectators of a funny fairy tale performance, but also its participants. It was required to decorate the Christmas Tree with balls and garlands, which Snow Maiden brought on a sleigh. The Tree was so glad that she joined the common dance. Children and adults did round dances, played, sang. They forgot for a while about illness and suffering. Then there was a tea party with moths. We sang Christmas carols all together. Santa Claus and Snow Maiden also visited those who are in intensive care now and could not attend the common celebration.