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BigShoe film shows how sick children are given a future

The children’s aid project BigShoe has received support from Aesculap AG since 2010 as part of the “B. Braun for Children” initiative. The project offers young patients in poor areas around the world urgent and necessary medical interventions.

The newly released film from BigShow e.V. provides insights into the work of the association. Jens Papperitz, Managing Director B. Braun South Africa, Dr. Joachim Schulz, Chairman of the Management Board of Aesculap AG and Ekkerhard Rist, Chairman of the Works Council of Aesculap AG, also get a chance to speak.

On the occasion of the 150-year anniversary of Aesculap the past year, BigShoe e.V. received a donation amounting to 100,000 Euros. With the donation, 150 children in need are to receive the necessary operations over the next four years. They suffer primarily from congenital heart failure, burns, cleft palates, deformities, or cataracts. The patients are treated voluntarily by doctors.  

Since its founding in 2006, BigShoe has made its mark wherever major soccer events take place. Before the World Cup in Russia in 2018, the association had already performed operations in South Africa, Poland, and the Ukraine, as well as in Brazil. That’s why the soccer cleat is BigShoe’s trademark; a big shoe representing big tasks still to be tackled.


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