In 1991, one of the many foreign residents living in the Costa del Sol (Malaga. Spain), Mrs Joan Hunt, with other British compatriots, contemplated the possibility of helping people who, looking for the kindness of our climate, decided to end their days surrounded by everything what they have longed and that because of a terminal illness, not culminate as they had dreamed of.
From then until now, with dedication, effort, enthusiasm and tenacity, more than 9,000 people have been taken care of since 1992.
All of this work with own resources and without asking for some consideration for those services. I want to introduce you a foundation dedicated to the development of cancer care: CUDECA.
Its main objective: “Make the process of dying in a process of life. Although we can not add days to life, we want to add life to days, through our “special form of care…”
And there is Marisa. When Marisa and I studied Medicine in our beloved Malaga, some time ago, I could apreciate two particularities: the measured tone of his dealings with a monastic tenacity and her red-haired phototype.
More than thirty years later, both their determination, as the other many devoted, and her red hair, have not changed, managing to give life until the last moment, that is, ceases to be so.
Félix José Martín Gallardo.