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.

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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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