Laughter – just the right medicine!

The joy on the faces of sick children at Mexico City’s National Pediatric Institute was priceless when employees from Aspen Labs México celebrated Mandela Day by giving them toys, games, candy and a delightfully funny educational show featuring superheroes and princesses.

More than 2000 little patients with disabilities, generative diseases or terminal cancer suffering from cancer joined the physicians, doctors, nursing staff and adults and laughed heartily – something we all need to do more of!

Aspen employees had aimed to donate 300 toys to the children, but this target was significantly exceeded with some 1000 gifts and hundreds of bags of candy bags delivered.

Aspen welcomed the South African Embassy’s Counsellor Anthea Joubert and First Secretary Adriaan Du Pisanie to the festivities and they shared a presentation of “Mandela’s Life and Work” with 130 HCPs, nurses and staff of the INP. It was indeed a very special day with overwhelming gratitude expressed for the many blessings that we enjoy daily.

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