Summary of article in Billed Bladet #04, 2017.
Written by Marianne Singer.
As you know by now Mary recently visited Rigshospitalet as patron of the Heart- and Heart Children's Foundation to present a grant.
Here she was received by nine year old Alma, who apart from having a heart condition also suffer from William's Syndrome (which I don't know what is).
Right after having been presented with a bouquet of red roses, Mary dropped one of them and gave it to Alma, who was all smile
Mary said about Alma: She's so neat and sweet and so kind". Alma underwent a heart-surgery when she was 2½ months old.
Later Mary posed with Alma's parents and two brothers. Alma's mother said: "Alma has been looking so much forward to today. She's been talking about it for the past two weeks".
Mary met other children with heart conditions and presented the grant.
But she also visited he maternity ward at Rigshospitalet, to see the new heart-scanner in action. The aim being to offer a scan to all newborn in order to deal with heart conditions as soon as possible. That is known as Copenhagen Baby Heart Project.
Here she also met Morten Hedegaard, who was in charge when she gave birth to her four children and he was the only doctor who got a hug by Mary.
Mary said about the project afterwards: "Copenhagen Baby Heart is a unique project, which will have a very big significance.
I have today seen a scanning of the heart of a newborn. It was a life-affirming experience to see the little heart work and hear the little heart-beats".
But she was certainly interviewed by the children suffering from heart conditions:
Q: What is your (informal) favorite color?
M: "I love so many different colors. I like blue and lilac".
Q: How is Your (formal) mother-in-law?
M: "My mother-in-law, Queen Margrethe, is really, really well".
Q: What kind of music do you like?
M: "I actually have a very versatile taste in music. I like everything from Foo Fighters to Lukas Graham and classical".
Q: What's your sisters called?
M: "They are called Jane and Patricia".
You can find the article here: BB04, 2017
And from last week here: BB03, 2017
As you know work has an annoying tendency to get in the way of important things...
I should however caution you before seeing the article with PH playing bridge!
- Sensitive viewers may find the photos disturbing.
The coverage of the Icelandic state visit will be in the next issue of BB.