Most current: 16/02/2012
The counselor of Health, Family and Social Welfare|Well-Being, Carmen Castro, has opened today in the University Hospital Sword Sleep the sculpture Laura, in souvenir|remembrance of Laura Borràs, daughter of the founders of La Sonrisa Médica who died the year 1995, only with thirteen years, victim of a cerebral tumor. The piece, work of the sculptor Josep Maria Sirvent and given in the center by the family of Laura Borràs Chaki, is located in one of the plants|floors of Pediatrics hospitalization.
They have also attended the event|act the general director of the Service of Health, Juan José Bestard; the manager of the Sword Sleep University Hospital, Juan Sanz; the director of management|formality, Rafael Marcote; the medical director, Miquel Tomàs; the director of Infermeria, Salvador Moreno; the founders of La Sonrisa Médica, Miquel Borràs i Sylvia Chaki, and the sculptor Josep Maria Sirvent.
The sculpture, of vertical disposal|disposition and with a size of 180 x 73 x 42, it|he|she weighs 400 kilogrammes. It is about a piece of stainless steel, painting to|in the fire, granite and a wood of more than a hundred years. These materials -and its|his|her|their distribution- they represent the human creativity (steel), the force|strength of will (granite), the infinite (circle), or the natural wisdom (wood). The whole|set is disposed on a basis of steel with a dedication in souvenir|remembrance of Laura Borràs. The author of the work, Josep Maria Sirvent, he was born in Girona the year 1957, and works and lives in Santa Maria del Camí since|from year 1983.
Laura Borràs was intervened in the year 1990 in the hospital Nécker-Enfants Malades of Paris and underwent a treatment of radiotherapy and chemotherapy in the Institute|High School Gustave Roussy de Villejuif, a center specialized in oncology of the most prestigious of the world. This painful personal experience was the seed so that years later Miquel Borràs set up La Sonrisa Médica, an association without pioneer profit motive in Spain. Its|His|Her|Their objective is to take joy, game|set and laughs to the children and teenagers admitted to the hospitals of the Balears. Borràs wanted to transfer the experience and the methodology of the clowns to the Islands from the hospital Le Rire Médecin of Paris (1991) and of Clown Care Joined from New York (1985).
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