Summary of article in Billed Bladet #26, 2012.
Mary fik Else til at græde - Mary had Else burst out in tears.
Written bu Ulrik Ulriksen.
As patron for the Barin Injury Association Mary visited Glostrup Hospital (located in Copenhagen) and here she was met with the flower-lady, in the shape of Else Weiss, age 67, who has been severely affected by the latest of altogether three blodcloths - the last one was really bad!
When Else Weiss presented Mary with the flowers: "Welcome, Your Royal Highness", she becan to cry and that visibly moved Mary.
Mary said afterwards bout the meeting: "It was a strong experience to meet her and the other patients. A very strong experience. They do their best in order to get quickly over their situation and have the best possible outcome from the illness they have been through".
Mary was taken for a tour of the hospital, which very much deals with people suffering from among other things apoplexia.
Mary said: "It has been a very interesting forenoon. I have experienced a ward where apoplexia-cases are treated. And there are about 12.000 of such cases in Denmark every year. I have today experienced the whole course of treatment here at Glostrup Hospital, from when you arrive and to the rehabillitation ward, where patients with onesided paralazys (*) and with difficulty with speech are treated professionally".
Else Weiss, who is suffering from partial paralazys and which she is struggelling to regain said after the visit: "It was an experience like no ther to meet the Crown Princess. She was completely natural and relaxed and she recogniced me when she came into the training room (rehabillitation). She said: - hej, hej - (**), when she saw me and again when she left. And that alone that she said hi to me, means an incredibly lot to me.
When she visited me in the retraining room, she asked me how I trained and what methods I used. I showed her and when I was done with the excersize "fyssen" (***) said to me, that I had to do ten more.
The Crown Princess caught that remark and when she was leaving the training-room to go home, she looked straight at me and smiled, while she said: Good training... and then do ten more, Else. That showed that the Crown Princess had been attantive when we spoke together. And that felt good for me".
(*) Left or right side of the body, depending on the bloodcloth.
(**) Hej = Hi, an informal greeting. "Hej, hej" is in this context even more informal and a very friendly greeting. Most commonly used by good friends and between parents and smaller children.
(***) Short for fysioterapeut = physiotherapeut.
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