ACT Palestine Cheers Patients with Cancer in Pediatric Hospital

ACT Palestine team distributed dozens of toys and provided a clown show to comfort children who are being treated at Al-Rantisi Hospital in Gaza. This action is expected to be able to increase the patient's immune and help their recovery process.

ACT Palestine Cheers Patients with Cancer.
A member of ACT Palestine team delivers toys to a pediatric patient in Al-Rantisi Hospital. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, GAZA – As Indonesia’s 76th Independence Day, ACT Palestine team visited Al-Rantisi Pediatric Hospital in Gaza City, Palestine. The team distributed toys and cheered the pediatric patients who suffer from cancer with a clown show.

“For the boys, we gave them robotic toys or car toys, while plushies and cooking toys were given to the girls,” said Firdaus Gurotno from ACT’s Global Humanity Response team, Wednesday (8/18/2021).

Firdaus continued that in addition to toys distribution to the children, ACT team also provided a clown show to entertain the patients. The children who were originally lying limp in their beds immediately sat up and watched the clown show enthusiastically. 

"When they laughed at the clown and were happy when they got a gift, of course, their immune will increase. We hope this activity can recover the condition of the Gazan children who are being treated in the hospital," said Firdaus.

Firdaus also appreciated the spirit of those pediatric patients for congratulating Indonesia’s 76th Independence Day amid their suffering from illness. “Thank you, ACT and Indonesia. May Allah reward all of your kindness,” said a child patient while tightly holding the toy he just received from ACT.

This year, hundreds of Palestinians congratulated Indonesia for its 76th Independence Day. In Jerusalem, Director of Al-Aqsa Mosque and its surrounding residents said that Indonesia has a special place in the hearts of Palestinians. Meanwhile, in Gaza, children and adults celebrated Indonesia’s Independence Day with various competitions such as sack ricing and areca climbing.[]