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Two anniversaries - one mission

On the weekend of April 4 - 6, in Toblach (Dobbiaco), a small town in the autonomous region Trentino - South Tyrol, Italy, and in Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic, two DEBRAs celebrated 10 years of existence, during which time they have achieved a lot for their people with EB.

For DEBRA Czech Republic, it was at the occasion of their annual congress that the families with EB, doctors, nurses and many guests came together to commemorate the founding of DEBRA CR. Things have changed and improved greatly for people with EB in the country, especially since they have founded a specialised EB Centre at the University Hospital in Brno.

Same time and continent, about 600 kilometres away, butterfly children, their families and friends met in Toblach for the 10-year anniversary of DEBRA South Tyrol. International guests as well as local friends, who have been committed to the cause for many years, were also there. DEBRA South Tyrol is strongly connected to the DEBRA organisations of Austria and Italy, and people with EB are taken care of at specialist medical centres, e.g. in Salzburg and Modena.

Warmest congratulations to DEBRA Czech Republic and DEBRA South Tyrol, and all the best for the next ten years!

Barbara Dissauer, DEBRA International and DEBRA Austria

2 images; left: Arabella von Gelmini-Kreutzhof (ambassador of DEBRA South Tyrol), holding a butterfly statuette, and Isolde Mayr faccin, president of DEBRA South Tyrol, presenting a document // right: close-up of  butterfly trophies from DEBRA CR

10-year anniversaries of DEBRA South Tyrol and DEBRA Czech Republic