Italian Navy Takes Children With Cancer to Sea

August 5, 2019 (Google Translation) – Nave Italia continues the 2019 solidarity campaign with the embarkation at Civitavecchia of fifteen boys from the Department of Onco-Hematology, accompanied by seven operators including medical personnel and psychologists.

The project “to full force against cancer 6” has as its main objective to make small sailors experience new abilities and new behaviors within an adventurous and highly emotional frame such as that of the brigantine of the Tender To Nave Italia Foundation, a non-profit organization resulting from the cooperation between the Italian Navy and the Italian Yacht Club.

In recent years, through the Adventure Therapy or “adventure therapy”, the idea was consolidated that small patients tightening strong ties with each other, with the medical staff on board and with the crew, often managed to share their own hospital experience, facilitating the work on the psychosocial well-being of children seriously affected by the suffering of the disease, increasing their self-esteem and their sense of self-efficacy.

The solidarity campaign, after a brief stop in the Military Arsenal of La Spezia, will start again on Tuesday 27 August with a group of girls and boys from the IIS “Antonio Stradivari” of Cremona.