STÉPHANIE BONN Photography
Yesim, Irem, Eren
A life of dedication, 2017
Eren (6) is seriously ill, every day is a gift from heaven, every day is also won.
From birth, he is unable to move, he cannot eat, he can hardly hear or see, he cannot speak.
He is incapable of living on his own, his mother Yesim is the basis of his entire ability to exist. Full of devotion, she enables him to be in our world.
Irem (10), the big sister, endures and copes with this life. Often there is not much strength left for her. She wants to be seen as well. Wants the mother just for herself, as before, carefree.
In the Sonnenhof children's hospice in Berlin-Pankow, the small family has found loving care. Yesim can now be relieved for a few hours a day.
She knows that Irem also needs her and that she also needs time for herself to gain strength, to simply feel herself again for a moment.