June 19, 2014 - Testimony by Pascal S
Hi Ernst! A big thanks and congratulations, I love your work!
My 11 year old daughter Zoe is at the University Hospital
Jeanne de Flandre of Lille for leukemia.
Her illness was diagnosed in February
and since then we consider the hospital
and especially the Hematology Department as our main residence,
much like Zita in Leg-Off Hospital!
Zoe gets to know everybody in the Department and everybody knows Zoe!
A bit like Zita! Her 9 year old brother has nicknamed her “cranium”!
We rub shoulders with Mrs Death,
who unfortunately is a little over-diligent in this Department ...
Zoe starts to be familiar with the lady, partly thanks to Zita,
and thus communicates much better with her!
Congratulations and thanks again.
Below are the contact details of Zoe (her blog and e-mail adress)
if you could be so kind as to leave her a little note or a little drawing,
it would be a real medicine for her!
March 31, 2014 – letter by B. D.
Dear Mr Ernst,
I just finished reading the new volume of "BALDY".
My wife and I lost our little girl, almost 13 years ago.
Ameline did not suffer from leukemia,
but from a rare genetic disorder called Cockayne Syndrome.
I would like to express here in this little email,
the emotions I felt while reading your comic book.
I found modesty, tenderness, humor and love,
all without beating around the bush!
You managed to show the world of the hospital where this great little girl
lives and stays alive, full of the energy
that only children can deploy in such circumstances
(although obviously she sometimes hides her sadness and tears).
So now, thanks for everything, and hats off!
Hope to see you someday, perhaps during a book signing event.
October 20, 2012 - Testimony from Elea’s Grandpa:
Dear Mr. Ernst,
I am a 53 year old grandpa who learned 2 months ago
that my granddaughter of 14 months is suffering
from this terrible disease called leukemia.
My daughter Caro, the mother of my little Elea,
talked to me about your comic book BALDY.
I just read it in one go and am delighted with the delicate way
you approach such a difficult subject as children’s disease,
you with your drawings and Zidrou with his text.
It is a great idea for kids and their parents.
I am a grandpa who has learned to live with the illness
of his grandchild but after hearing the hard truth, after all the shock
and sadness we keep on fighting along with our little one and hope.
I would like to thank you and would be delighted to shake your hand
should we ever meet by chance during a signing event one of these days down in Liege, Belgium.
I am now really looking forward to the release of the second volume.
Keep up the good work Mr ERNST
Grandpa Smootch of little Elea
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