Eu-Brain was born after the meeting between the mother, Ingrid Gallo, who came to know perinatal neurology when her baby was born preterm, and the neonatologist and the Director of Neonatal Pathology of the pediatric hospital G. Gaslini in Genoa, dr Luca Ramenghi, who is in love with child’s brain.
Luca had the idea to start an association for the promotion and research of perinatal neurological injuries since quite some time. This idea came out of his passion for the newborn’s brain and his understanding of the lack of research in this field.
In turn, Ingrid spent three months in the NICU hearing stories from mothers and fathers who have lived through tragic situations and who will in the future dedicate their heart and soul to their babies.
Eu-Brain aim is to support these parents in coping with these experiences and, above all, to promote scientific research aimed at providing better diagnostic and therapeutic tools for newborns with neurological injuries.
Eu-Brain’s name has a double meaning.
The prefix “Eu” in Greek means “good/well”. These two letters concentrate the association’s main goal: i.e.- to make child’s brain grow in the best possible way.
Eu also stands for Europe. Eu-Brain has a goal to spread knowledge and to grow in the entire Europe.
Eu-Brain believes that the communication between parents and doctors is essential for a good development of child’s brain.
In the neurological field especially it is important for the doctor to know the child’s behavior and there is nobody else who knows it better than parents.
An association that offers psychological support to families in the event of pathological pregnancies, processing of peri-post natal mourning.
For this purpose they have set up a helpline which offers professional psychological support, remotely and free of charge.
A foundation that deals with children with stroke outcomes and childhood cerebral palsy disabilities; it is active in the fields of science, technology and design to support families and young adults through communities on Facebook.
The organizations is formed from parents of premature children or that have had particular pathologies at birth and have had their son or daughter hospitalized for a long time in the department of Neonatal Pathology of the Gaslini Institute of Genoa. Offering help and support and promoting every type of initiative to improve the quality of hospitalization of our children is the mission of Cicogna Sprint Onlus