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The foundation

Saint Blaise Foundation was created in 1991 by young doctors to serve as help in their qualitative work. Then the foundation’s task was to organize further trainings and the division of medicines. Over time these tasks remained but the activities extended with: trainings of volunteer nurses, voluntary nursing, prevention work with students, medical evenings. In this work participates doctors, health staffs and volunteers.

Founding members:

  • Szatmári Mária
  • Szabó Mónika
  • Szatmári Szabolcs
  • Madaras Sándor
  • Jeremiás István Béla
  • Salat Csaba
  • German Salló Márta

Saint Blaise

Saint Blaise was a physician, and bishop of Sebastea (modern Sivas, Turkey). According to his Acta Sanctorum, he was martyred by being beaten, attacked with iron carding combs, and beheaded.

In iconography, Blaise is often shown with the instruments of his martyrdom, steel combs. He blessed throats and effected many miracles according to his hagiography. The similarity of these instruments of torture to wool combs led to his adoption as the patron saint of wool combers in particular, and the wool trade in general. He may also be depicted with crossed candles. Such crossed candles are used for the blessing of throats on his feast day, which falls on 3 February, the day after Candlemas on the Roman Catholic calendar of saints. Blaise is traditionally believed to intercede in cases of throat illnesses, especially for fish-bones stuck in the throat.

Indeed, the first reference we have to him is in manuscripts of the medical writings of Aëtius Amidenus, a court physician of the very end of the 5th or the beginning of the 6th century; there his aid is invoked in treating objects stuck in the throat. He cured animals and lived in a cave. Before being killed, he spoke to a wolf and told it to release a pig it was harming. The wolf did so. Blaise was going to be starved but the owner of the pig secretly gave him food in order to survive. After a while, he was tortured because of his Christian faith but did not give up his beliefs. He died in the year 316.

His cult became widespread in Europe in the 11th and 12th centuries. St. Blaise is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers or Auxiliary Saints and his legend is recounted in the 14th-century Legenda Aurea.

(Source: Wikipedia)

 

 

Activities

Voluntary Nursing Program

Our goal is to make these people feel that they are important for us, we need them, because this feeling is one step to their recovery. We also want to reach an active, Christian participation in our nursing system.

Prevention Program


We are preparing candidates for voluntary preventive work in high schools. These volunteers are students of University of Medicine and Pharmacy and Public Health students of Sapientia Hungarian University.



Saint Blaise Medical Evenings

We organize medical evenings for doctors, students, medical staff and people interested. On these evenings we discuss about the current issues of medical life.

Conferences

Saint Blaise Foundation organizes a thanatological conference between 28th February and 2nd March 2014. The main topics will include the following: definition of death, the theme of death in arts, dealing with death, eutanasia, hospice.

Our mission

  • Doing healing activity with awareness and vocation
  • Transmission of God’s love to the sufferers
  • Emphasize the help for the sufferers
  • Promoting preventive approach
  •  Promoting healthy lifestyle

They help us

Voluntary Nursing Program

  • Dr. Szabó Mónika
  • Dr. Vicsi Ildikó
  • Király Tünde
  • Csiszér Zsuzsa
  • Lakatos Gabriella
  • Belényesi Gabriella

 

Prevention Program

  • Dr. Szabó Mónika
  • Dr. Germán-Salló Márta
  • Dr. Kovács Réka-Rozália
  • Dr. Preg Zoltán
  • Dr. Száva Hunor
  • Dr. Domokos Lajos
  • dr. Kraft Hunor
  • Zalányi Erzsébet
  • Madár István
  • Gáll Orsolya

Saint Blaise Medical Evenings

  • Dr. Szabó Mónika
  • Hadnagy Margó

Volunteers

 Voluntary Nursing Program

During four years of work in the hospital we had 115 volunteers. Today we have 15 volunteers on the Department of Neurology and Orthopedics. They are helping people with devotion and kindness.



Prevention Programe

During two years we trained 194 medical students for prevention work. At present 20 volunteers are doing this work in elementary schools and high schools. The topics are the following: healthy nutrition, sports, dental prevention, dependence. And 59 volunteers are waiting to finish their training and start work.

 

Saint Blaise medical evenings

 

On Saint Blaise medical evenings are held conversations, contemplations about being a medical, about the current challenges of the public health system.

We had medical evenings in November and December. In November we focused on the conflicts of a doctor’s life and in December on abortion. Below you can read the report of the evening written by our volunteerHadnagy Margó:

Abortion seemed to be a hard topic, we don’t talk about it, we turn away our heads. It was even harder to start this topic with a little fetus puppet in our hands. We couldn’t be indifferent.

I want to highlight just a few facts from the presentation: Geneticist Jerome Lejeune thinks that the zygote is already life, because it has the entire human genome. In the fifth week of fetal life, when the prospective mother thinks that her period is late, a little heart begins to beat and in the seventh week he or she feels the pain.

Is abortion a personal matter? Maybe the procedure yes but it has an impact on the mother, on the father (sterility, a possible breast cancer, depression, relationship breakdown), on the medical system (goes to the clinic two healthy people, one of them dies, the other patient is in bed) and on the whole society (with abortion we support the fact that the weak in society should be cleaned).

And yet how is it that 42-50 million fetuses around the world are murdered? One of the responses was that perhaps the ignorance: mothers are not aware of this development, they can’t see the fetus.  And another why: killing an ant does not matter, but if you kill an elephant, you’ll have problems. This made me think. If someone would ask the medical oath from me the size doesn’t matter anymore.

But what about the anomalies incompatible with life? The doctor Grif spoke of a beautiful example in which a pair knew that their child will be born with a malformation and they decided to undertake, and the were happy every day, while the child was with them. If the fetus is really incompatible will die in utero but if the fetus would have a few days to live, we have to give him the possibility to die with dignity.

And finally I would like to share a quote from Jensen Gianna: “I’m adopted,” she began. “My biological mother was 17 when I was born. At seven months pregnant, she chose to have a saline abortion. But by the grace of God, I survived.” (survived her abortions and now she is a singer and a writer)

 

Voluntary Nursing Program

Motto: Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me (Matthew 25, 40).

Our principle interest is helping the sufferers. We know that our public health system’s biggest problem is the inappropriate nursing. The reason of this deficiency is the lack of equipment, the lack of personnel and the lack of positive attitude towards the patients. We confess that every patient as arrives at the hospital get into crises, so they need from the nurses a personal attention.

Our goal is to make these people feel that they are important for us, we need them, because this feeling is one step to their recovery. We also want to reach an active, Christian participation in our nursing system.

Volunteers about the program

I experienced several times what it means to lay vulnerable in a hospital bed. For this reason I tried to help suffering people whenever I had opportunity. Saint Blaise Foundation offered me a great possibility for voluntary work, but before all to assess our strengths and abilities. The afternoons spent in neurology enriched me. Every time when I went out it was a great pleasure to hear: ’Are you coming back tomorrow?’. I am convinced that in this running world voluntary work has place and use in our hospitals.

Mezey Virág

At the beginning of the training I arrived with the intention to gather new experiences and to help people. After all I got to like this king of work and I decided to choose medical profession. I am really thankful to Saint Blaise Foundation for it.

Simon Zita-Piroska

Voluntary work is really important for me. I become a better man thanks to it. It changed my vision of future. At the same time I become a better judge. When we first entered the hospital we were split up in twos. Then we met an old woman, who told us about her favorite TV program. Next week we had to watch it and tell her the story. She came in with a stroke but after two weeks she get better and wet home. It he middle of July when we entered the room we saw her again. We wasn’t sure if she is the old lady we had known so we asked her. She was so happy that we remembered her name, we remembered her. Than she had her third stroke and she wasn’t the woman before. Than I started to think about how can it be that a man changes so much in such a little time.

Tóth Tamás

Nursing means for me helping each other. I help people and they are thankful for that. They make my day colorful.

Mánya Petra

 

Volunteering is the coolest thing and helping others is a wonderful gift.

Simon Imola

 

It means for me helping others, because it is wonderful feeling.

Frunza Kinga

 

I am glad that I took the volunteer job. It means a lot to me, I can help people who need help. I think I will never regret it.

László Adrienn

 

I wanted to be a voluntary for a long and now I had the possibility, so I thought why not. I admit at first I was just curious, and I did not think it would be so interesting, I love is. It means a lot to me. If you do not, I would not be here. There are different types of ill people but everyone is there because they need help, they need help, often just a handshake or a smile. I want to continue this work and this  is not a pressure for me, it is joy. I am grateful to God that I entered on this trip and I think that gives me strength to nursing. I’m glad to be here! 🙂

Soós Anna-Mária

 

Prevention

 

In autumn Saint Blaise Foundation, Studium Foundation and MMDSZ launched a new program. We are preparing candidates for voluntary preventive work in high schools and elementary schools. These volunteers are students of University of Medicine and Pharmacy and Public Health students of Sapientia Hungarian University. They were preparing for the following topics: mental health, addiction, eating disorders, physical activity, dental prevention.

 

How can you help?

  

1. With your opinion, observations, suggestions, questions

2. With your voluntary service

3. Giving a lecture

4. With your prayers

5. With financial support

     Bank Account Number:          

           RO62RNCB0188034965590001    RON

           RO78RNCB0188034965590004    EUR

 

CONTACT US

 

www.szentbalazs.ro

szentbalazs.alapitva​ny@facebook.com

Dr. Szabó Mónika – president 

e-mail: sztamo@gmail.com

tel.: 0722338141

Dr. Vicsi Ildikó – vice president

e-mail: vicsiildiko@gmail.com

tel.: 0740181975

Fülöp Timea – employee

e-mail: fulop_timea@yahoo.com

tel.: 0728124989