The Malta Independent 13 November 2019, Wednesday

A friendship in the wilderness

Sunday, 2 June 2019, 09:21 Last update: about 7 months ago

When we imagine a group of friends, we depict them in a pub or a restaurant. This is different. Let me take you to the most unexpected of places – Mount Carmel Hospital.

Three ladies, all survivors and recovering at MAW, were the protagonists of a lovely friendship. Encouragement, jokes, laughter – at times even crying – with one common aim: to rejoin their families and return to normal life.


Seated next to each other, jokingly guessing what was for lunch or for dinner and, believe it or not, they always guessed! “Chicken!”  I bet such a friendship was unimaginable for many.

Am I mistaken? But love seeps in everywhere – even where one least expects to find it.


Cheryl Ann Vella

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