Association Frédéric Fellay


  • July 2018 to June 2019 – M. E.R.

    A 25-year-old father, who is unable to work due to his health, is waiting for a response from the Service des Prestations Complémentaires (social services). In the meantime, his family cannot live on his wife’s income alone. We are providing financial assistance from July 2018 to June 2019 (monthly).

  • June 2018 – M. F.H.

    A young adult in treatment at Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) wished to see his brother and sister who live in Kosovo and his sister who lives in the USA one last time. As they could not afford to pay for their journeys themselves, we financed their travel costs and meals during their stay in Geneva.

  • berlin February 2019 – J.V. et T.B.

    Two young men in their early twenties who met at HUG were able to go to Berlin for a breath of fresh air before continuing their oncological treatment. This moment of freedom and relief was invaluable to them.

  • Disney February 2019 – M. B.

    A young mother with a somber diagnosis was able to provide a lovely birthday party for her 5-year-old son. She wanted to bring his to EuroDisney with the help of the association, but her health conditions did not allow it. The association instead financed the party.

  • Marché de Noël December 2018 – M. X

    A mother of 3 was moved to HUG from Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV). The children spend their days at the hospital with their father. A volunteer from our association took care of the children one afternoon to take them to the Christmas market and give them a taste of the outdoors. The father is relieved

  • logo miniature Research project run by Prof. PY Dietrich and Dr. Paul Walker

    The committee of the Frédéric Fellay Association has decided, to answer its goal to support research against brain tumors to finance, since 2015 for a three-year period, a young doctor in Prof. DY Dietrich and Dr. Paul Walker’s research team. Read the progress report (in French). Lire le rapport d’activité (In french) Read the Rapport

  • Salle sport September 2017 – Shadi

    We continue to help Shadi by renewing his gym membership. It does him a great deal of good.

  • March 2017 – R. T.

    This young man’s mother was hospitalized at Geneva University Hospitals (HUG). They live in Lausanne. They have had a difficult journey as refugees and are extremely close. The son does not want to leave his mother alone and is staying at the Maison Mc Donald during the hospitalization. We are covering the costs for the

  • Medical February 2017 – M. R.

    We are supporting this patient again. The couple has found a small accommodation and the insurance costs are still too high for them. We cover the deductible and co-payments of the insurance.

  • February 2017 – M. DB

    This young father of a 2-year-old boy contacted us directly as he is worried about the future of his family given his disease. A few weeks later, the public health nurse at Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) asks us cover the costs of the rental of a wheelchair and an electric bed so that the patient

  • December 2016 – M. M.

    We are again helping this young mother of four children whose disease is progressing, by covering 1 month of home help.

  • November 2016 – M. N.

    This person needed a particular treatment offered only in German-speaking Switzerland. We paid for part of the hotel costs. The patient’s financial situation is fragile and the disease unfortunately continues to progress, so we will continue to provide support while waiting for the help of the SPC.

  • Jeune papa October 2016 – M. R.

    This young 23-year-old father is in treatment at Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) and can no longer work. This young modest couple lives with the wife’s family. We help them financially by paying the health insurance costs.

  • Salle sport July 2016 – Shadi

    Gym membership renewal for this young patient in ambulatory care at Geneva University Hospitals (HUG). Doing sport is great for him physically and morally.

  • March 2016 – M. M.*

    The public health nurses at Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) contacted us in March 2016 because M. M., a young father of two, was approaching the end of his life in the oncology ward. His wife wished to be close to him for his last days. It was thus an urgent request to, on one hand,

  • Winter 2015-2016 – L. F.*

    1 is a young man of 17 affected by cancer being treated in the pediatric ward. The association was contacted by the pediatric nurses because this young football fan wanted to meet Ronaldo. After contacting various associations, none could fulfill this wish. We got to work and succeeded in organizing everything with Real Madrid for

  • November 2015 – Mlle Y.

    Mll Y. is a young 20-year-old woman affected by an oncological pathology diagnosed in the end of summer 2015. This young woman arrived in Switzerland at the age of 15 and is currently successfully doing an apprenticeship. Until now, Mlle Y. had a subsidy from the Hospice Général for her rent. Unfortunately, the steps taken

  • May 2015 – M. C.

    The association is solicited by the public service nurse at Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) for the case of M. C. It concerns a young man who came to Switzerland to begin a temporary contract in Basel, in equestrian education. He leaves his wife and daughter in Colombia. He arrives a few weeks before beginning his

  • April 2015 – Mme M.

    Mme M. is a young mother of three children who is affected by a cancerous disease. Her and her husband are both Bolivian. Their children were born in Geneva and have never been able to go to their country of origin to meet their whole family who lives there. Mme M.’s fight against the disease

  • April 2015 – Mlle N.

    Mlle N. is a young woman around 20, in oncology care since she was diagnosed with cancer during her childhood. The consequences of the disease and its treatments are still very present in her daily life. This young woman full of motivation and desire to regain the upper hand over her body wished to sign

  • March 2015 – M. Y.

    The public and community health nurses at Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) contacted s in March 2015 to present us with the urgent situation of this young Tunisian man. It concerned financing a round trip to his home country as quickly as possible in order for his to say goodbye to his parents. M. Y. was

  • January 2015 – Inauguration of the Space for Young Adults (Espace Jeunes Adultes)

    Young adults hospitalized at Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) – particularly for cancer – now have a friendly and suitable place at their disposal, a wellness area in which to relax within the oncology ward. Opened in January 2015, this space was conceived in order to allow sick youths to meet their close ones or caregivers

  • October 2014 – Shadi

    We receive a new request for financial aid from the public health nurse at Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) in October 2014. It is about a young deaf-mute man of 25 in the oncology ward. He is doing an apprenticeship to become a baker and lives with his parents. His name is Shadi. Shadi had been

  • May 2014 – Yuri

    In May 2014, through a liaison nurse at Geneva University Hospitals (HUG), we learn about a mother who recently arrived from Brazil. She arrived to support her son Yuri, 27, who suffers from a tumor. Both are in an irregular situation in Switzerland. Yuri’s mother expresses all her gratitude towards Switzerland and its healthcare system

  • January 2014 – Thibaut, Olympique de Marseille fan

    In July 2013, we receive a call from one of the clinical specialists at Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) about a young man of 16, living in neighboring France, who was just diagnosed with a brain tumor. Thibaut will spend a week in hospital waiting for his operation. As he is a big Olympique de Marseille

  • logo miniature September 2013 – Accommodation for foreign patients – vaccination protocols

    In September 2013, Prof. Pierre-Yves Dietrich’s team started the therapeutic vaccination program for patients suffering from glioblastoma (brain tumor). See the Professor’s interview regarding this on our website, under Medical Research > Press releases – August 2013. The Frédéric Fellay Association supports foreign patients potentially included in these vaccination protocols, at Geneva University Hospitals (HUG),

  • June 2012 – Launch of the Space for Young Adults (Espace Jeunes Adultes) Project within the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) oncology ward

    Young adults (16-~30) affected by cancer are confronted by medical problems but also difficulties linked to their age. Effectively, either they find themselves cared for among much older adults, or they move directly from an environment for children (pediatric) to one for adults. The idea behind this project is to improve the quality of non-medical

  • August 2011 – Tristan meets Thabo Sefolosha

    Tristan, sports fan, is a young Genevan university student affected by a brain tumor. On the 18th of August 2011 a basketball match between Switzerland and Cyprus is taking place at the St-Léonard hall in Fribourg and Bernard, Jacques, Jenny, Jérôme and Vincent, members of the association, will accompany Tristan to Fribourg to meet the