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Old 11-21-2013, 11:25 AM
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As patron of the Heart Foundation Mary is right now on a three arrangements visits around in Copenhagen. First item on her program was at Randersgade School, where she along with a 7th class highlighted the importance of being able to perform first aid.

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And B.T. is ready with an article and a video: "Mary on a first aid course - surrounded by children"
Mary til førstehjælps-kursus: Omringet af børn - Royale | www.bt.dk

Long before Mary arrived the pupils were ready to receive today's guest .
And as soon as Mary entered the schoolyard she was surrounded by jeering children who would shake her hand and take som picture with their future queen.

Mary shook hands and caressed the children on their cheeks as she slowly moved up to the gym hall. Here Mary saw how the students have practiced first aid.

And it was a very impressed Mary, who afterwards took the time to responds B.T.'s question: Will she learn her own four children first aid?

- I definitely will. It's something I've learned as a child and at a subsequent training course. And I think it's a very important tool to have.


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Old 11-21-2013, 12:29 PM
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thank you Roskilde

very important event, and it seems Mary received a warm welcome and that she enjoyed herself.

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Old 11-21-2013, 01:41 PM
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great to see mary bring some joy on this grey rainy day :) as a nurse student i know everything about first aid and how importent it is.

i have just minutes ago seen the tv news with a clip where i could hear mary talking with the children and she knows what she talks about!! she definitely can first aid herself.
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Old 11-21-2013, 01:49 PM
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Thanks Polyesco & Roskilde.

A BT video, showing the enthusiastic welcome Mary got! Mary overværede undervisning i førstehjælp | www.bt.dk
You may want to turn down the sound...
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Old 11-21-2013, 02:11 PM
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I really like children. I do! But so many together in one place ready to "ambush" you with hugs, handshakes and cameraes I would prefer to run away Mary is doing well. I guess it's good I'm not a Crown Princess!

I can hear in the video some of the boys shouting: "Mary, Mary, we are crazy about you"

Here's another video
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Old 11-21-2013, 03:41 PM
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I can hear in the video some of the boys shouting: "Mary, Mary, we are crazy about you"

Here's another video
VIDEO: Sådan giver du førstehjælp | Ultranyt | DR
what a warm welcome. Her and Frederik usually get very nice welcomings when visiting schools. Winning the hearts of the future danish voters
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:03 PM
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Mary also visited a center that focuses on physical exercises for the heart. And gave out scholarships in her role as patron of the Danish Heart Association
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Old 11-27-2013, 01:47 PM
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picture of the Billed Bladet article coming out this week

BILLED-BLADET nr. 48 - 2013 | Billed Bladet

it seems like she got a very warm welcome, I count 3 hands on her in that pic
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:39 AM
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Summary of article in Billed Bladet #48, 2013.
Written by our man on the street Ulrik Ulriksen.

As patron of the Heart Association Mary got a heart warming welcome (*) when she arrived at Randersgade School in Copenhagen. Here she was met in the school yard by more than enthusiastic pupils! She was greeted, photographed and hugged - we are not talking about a simple embrace, we are talking hugged with a capital H!
You may be forgiven for thinking it was the girls who were most eager, no, the boys were out in force as well!
One boy explaimed: "She's just so sweet", others behind him nodding in agreement.
That was on they way in, Mary had to run the gauntlet of wild schoolchildren on the way out as well! Here a couple of boys, with hood-shirts and caps, shouted: "Mary, we love you". - It must have been somewhat overwhelming for Mary.

Well, the purpose for being there in the first place was so that seventh graders could demonstrate to Mary what they had learned in regards to CPR and first aide and afterwards Mary praides the thirteen year olds: "It's fantastically good what you can do and it's important. It's a good message that you can actually make a difference with first aide. And it's cool that you can make a difference".

After that experience it was off to an excersize centre for heart patients and here Mary had the opportunity to play a slave driver. She flipped a big dice and depending on the number the poor souls had to perform a given excerzice, like doing push-ups.
On of the elderly gentlemen exclaiming after Mary flipped a fiver on him: "Phew, a fiver. That's bad. Then I'll have to lie down" - and doing push-ups.

The it was off to the Betty Nansen Theatre, where she was to present grants and this is where it became emotional for Mary.
Just prior to Mary entering the rostrum an actor had read aloud from a book called "Dear Albert", a father's detailed and emotional account about his baby-son who two days after being born had to go trhough his first heart surgery.
Mary wiped away a tear and said: "It's the second time I hear the chapter from the book Dear Albert, and again it struck me right in the heart. One can't help thinking that we can't help Albert, but we can all help saving the lives of people suffering from heart failure, by learning how to give livesaving first aide and by dare doing it".

(*) What can I say? It just came to me. - Sorry, couldn't resist.

For those who wish to know more about what Albert's father wrote down, here is a poignant letter to his son: Journalist Thomas Aue Sobol » Kære Albert
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Albert made it, not without difficulty though, but he is pretty severely handicapped.
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Perhaps you'll like these pics of Mary and the raptous welcome she got a Randersgade School:
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She is indeed the undisputed superstar of the DRF, lest anyone should still be in doubt.
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A trip down memory lane here in the quiet vacation period...
In 2008, ​​Danish TV2 made a programme serie about children with very rare diseases. Here amongst the little girl Marie who has a heart disease and who Mary has met several times associated with being the patron of the Heart Association. As the patron Mary invited Marie and Mads home to a talk and a guided tour at Amalienborg Palace.

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More English info: Danish Royal Watchers: Mary with Mads & Marie for Rare Disorders Day


I remember Marie in an interview in BB has said that every time there's a event with the Danish Heart Association Mary always spot her in the crowd and comes over and gives a hug. http://www.sn.dk/modules/xphoto/cach...00_0_0_0_0.jpg
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