Mrs. Sheeba Ameer, a seasoned professional with over two decades of experience in pediatric palliative care, embarked on a transformative journey when she established Solace in 2007. Inspired by her daughter’s arduous three-year battle with illness, including treatment at Mumbai’s Tata Hospital, Asia’s largest cancer treatment center, Mrs. Sheeba Ameer felt compelled to address the challenges faced by children enduring long-term illnesses.
Her time in hospitals, particularly at Tata Hospital, exposed her to the harsh realities confronting families, many of whom were grappling with financial strains. Witnessing parents torn between the need to work for sustenance and the desire to care for their ailing child deeply moved Mrs. Sheeba Ameer, prompting her to take action.
In addition to caring for her own daughter, Mrs. Sheeba Ameer actively participated in palliative activities with the Pain and Palliative Care Society in Thrissur, Kerala. Over seven years, she dedicated herself to understanding the complexities of caring for individuals with terminal illnesses, laying the groundwork for Solace.
From its inception 15 years ago, Solace has grown exponentially under Mrs. Sheeba Ameer’s leadership and the dedication of a committed team of trustees and volunteers. What began as a vision to support 15 children has evolved into a remarkable initiative aiding over 5000 children facing conditions such as cancer, thalassemia, cerebral palsy, and more.
Mrs. Sheeba Ameer’s unwavering commitment to alleviating the suffering of these children and their families has made Solace a beacon of compassion and care. She believes that the most profound heartbreak is witnessing children confronted with the specter of death due to their parents’ lack of financial means for essential medical treatment. For Mrs. Sheeba Ameer, there is no greater pain than bearing witness to such devastating circumstances.