21 May 2011
A Variety Evening for the benefit of placet International Côte D'Azur was held at CEDAC at Cimiez, Nice, organised by a group of IUT, Nice, students
with Caroline Martinaux at their head.
On the programme; a singer, accompanied by an orchestra presenting Latin-American music, the second part to comprise a short play entitled "Les Diablogues", with the participation of a group of amateur actors. The evening to conclude with a short film produced specially for the event with, in the principal role, our protégé from Guinea Jean-Baptiste Koundouno. The students Blandine, Caroline, Foued, Imène and Katrine with their cameraman François-Xavier organise the filming in the area of St. Paul de Vence on sites both country and sophisticated that their owners graciously placed at their disposal. We would like to warmly thank them for their kindness in doing so. And, above all, many thanks to the students for their wonderful initiative and enthusiasm.
Preparations for the long day begin…
Preparation: Caroline dirtying Jean’s costume.
Jean in discussion with the director
The country scene: Jean with the cameraman François-Xavier Cloître and Imen Cherif (with the earphone), Caroline Martinaux (from the back), Blandine Dupont (sitting down) and Bruno Mamola (at the right).
The sophisticated scene: Caroline, Bruno and François-Xavier taking measurements.
16 avril 2011
sessions given freely by the Physiotherapist Jean-Philippe Ras-Allard
who we thank from the bottom of our hearts for his generosity. Jean goes there regularly and has already made a lot of progress. We can therefore begin to anticipate another operation in the near future, on his right hand this time, once his left hand has recovered sufficiently.
12 March 2011
We celebrate Jean’s 12th birthday
…..he enjoys blowing out his candles!
11 March 2011
Jean has just been discharged from the hospital where two out of his three pins have been removed. Later on, at the house, with his "foster-father Jojo", he says he’s feeling better.
Jean’s happy moments
Jean went to St. Etienne-de-Tinée where he had his first experience with snow. Curious and fascinated, he launched himself down the slopes at Auron on his sled. With much prudence of course due to his left hand, but with total disregard for the cold.
After the cinema, a walk down the Avenue Jean Médecin in the centre of Nice, festively decorated for Christmas.
Afaf took Jean to the cinema to watch the latest Harry Potter film.
3 December 2011
The operation went well!
Jean, surrounded by Dr Marie-Jo Quéru, Dr Michel Buffet, Dr Aurelien Martinage, Sibylle von Plessen and her husband Georges Brun (from left to right).
The first operation on Jean took place on Friday 3rd December 2010 on the thumb of his left hand. The thumb, of which only the last phalanx with its nail was still visible and which, due to the retraction of the skin, was completely turned towards the back of the hand, was restored to its correct position.
To enable this, pins were inserted to stabilize the joints and a section of skin was taken from his forearm to his hand to replace the skin that was lacking. Three surgeons were involved with the procedure which lasted for four hours. Two anaesthetists, in turns, monitored Jean during the operation to keep him asleep and ensure that all went well. At 9 p.m. Jean was reunited with his host family and passed a fairly calm night.
Dr Michel Buffet with his assistant Valérie Tano.
Dr Eddy Bequet (to the right of Valérie), Dr Marie-Jo Quéru (to the left of Jean)
We would like to thank the surgeons, Drs Michel Buffet, Eddy Bequet and Aurelien Martinage, the anaesthetists, Drs Mari-Jo Quéru and Didier Lugrin, from the bottom of our hearts for their devoted attention as well as the Clinique Saint George and its Director, Monsieur Bernard Brincat, for making the operating room available to us.
We would also like to thank Dr Michèle Flambart-Griffe, angiologist at Nice, for her gracious participation.
25 November 2010
Jean starts school!
Due to organisational reasons, the first operation has been delayed until the beginning of December. In the meantime Jean started primary school in Colomars where he was warmly welcomed by the Headmistress and his teacher.
He enjoys going to school there and is happy to return there every day to meet the other pupils and his new school friends.
Wednesday 3 November 2010
A welcome evening was held at the headquarters of Placet International Côte d'Azur in a warm and lively atmosphere.
Dr Michel Buffet, ‘our’ surgeon, was amongst us and gave explanations concerning the operation which will take place on Thursday 11th, with his colleagues, Dr Eddy Bequet, Dr Jean-Marc Decaillet and Dr Aurelien Martinage at the Clinique St. George at Nice. Also with us was Mrs. Brigitte Legroux, President of the ASEY Association who undertook the payment of Jean’s travel costs. Our president wishes to sincerely thank them all for their participation in the accomplishment of our project. Mrs. Henriette Bouillé, Jean’s tutor, gave a small and emotional address expressing their thanks. Everyone had an enjoyable time during this lovely evening.
2 November 2010
Jean and Henriette at Nice to meet our favourite journalist, Gérard Pocheron.
31 October 2010 8:20 p.m.
Finally, after a long trip via Casablanca and Paris, Jean arrived last night from Guinea, accompanied by his tutor Henriette. They will stay at Colomars, with Sibylle and George. Henriette will stay with him for a few days until his first operation. Tomorrow Jean has his first appointment with our surgeon, Michel Buffet.