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A last chance to go home, to say goodbye to your pet, a trip to the lake, to watch sunset, or even go to a concert or a sports match. A last chance to meet with friends, family, to join a wedding, your childs performance. When you are terminally ill, every moment counts. 

Our goal is to help immobile terminally ill people to get the most out of that moment. One that makes happy, hopefully able to forget being sick, hospitals, treatments, and the approaching definite goodbye for a moment.

A fulfilled wish is the most beautiful thing there is: a precious memory to cherish. For our service users, for their loved ones and for the volunteers who made the wish possible.


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About us

We are Ambulanz Wonsch ASBL. This name is based on the idea of fulfilling the last wishes of terminally ill patients with the help of volunteers and our own ambulances.

There are still too many patients who die without being able to complete things in this final phase of their life. One of the causes is the inability to realise certain wishes because the patient is no longer mobile and other existing facilities fall short.

Make final dreams come true

Ambulanz Wonsch enables people receiving palliative care or who are terminally ill and bedridden to fulfil a final wish by visiting a place of personal significance, for example, to admire their own garden, to go to that one meaningful place, or to be surrounded by their loved ones and pets. It’s usually the little things that mean the most to a person nearing the end of their life. Things that would be otherwise out of reach.

Medically trained volunteers and specialised vehicles provide the means to make these final dreams come true at no cost to the patient or their family. The service is entirely donor-funded and staffed by medically trained health care professionals who volunteer their time.


Do you have a wish?

Our aim is to make the impossible, possible, by providing the means to make a wish, however simple or complex, a reality. From the initial contact onwards, we arrange every aspect of the wish.

We welcome wishes big or small from everyone, adult or child. Nearly everything is possible and the service free of charge. 

Medically trained volunteers and specialised vehicles provide the means to make these final dreams come true at no cost to the patient or their family. The service is entirely donor-funded and staffed by medically trained health care professionals who volunteer their time.

Ambulanz Wonsch’s mission

Ambulanz Wonsch’s mission is to give people who are in end-of-life care and bedridden, the resources, specialist transport and medical care they need to make memories and fulfil their final wish.

What will happen?

The patient decides the day. We will come with a specially designed ambulance and qualified medical staff (an ambulance driver and a nurse) to accompany the patient during the wish. In addition, 2 more people can join the patient in the ambulance. Others come to join the wish by their own means of transport.


Support us

Our mission is to give our service users, the recourse, specialist transport and appropriate support they need to make last memories. Wishes can be simple, a last visit home, spending time with friends, going to a museum or other place of personal significance.

Do you want to grant wishes to those nearing the end of life? Contact us to find out how you can support us in the way that suits you best. Besides monetary donations, also your time, support, sponsoring, fundraising activities, partnership or service is valuable to us.


Contact

Submit a wish

If you wish to use our service, or you know someone who has a last wish, then please complete our application form on the website and we will respond to you as soon as we can. 


Submit a wish

Donate a wish

All Ambulance Wishes are FREE of charge. However, the Ambulanz Wonsch cannot do this without donations from numerous generous people, associations, and companies.


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We are Ambulanz Wonsch

The Ambulanz Wonsch initiative is based on a Dutch model – Stichting Ambulance Wens. Fifteen years ago, during a delay in transferring a patient called Mario Stefanutto, Kees Veldboer (an ambulance driver in the Netherlands back then) asked if there was anywhere he would like to go. The retired seaman told him he would love to see the harbour of Vlaardingen one more time. Kees didn’t think twice and drove Mario to the harbour.  

During that trip, Kees asked Mario if he would like the opportunity to sail again.

Mario said this would be impossible as he now needed a stretcher. But Kees was determined to make this last wish for Marion come true and he did. 

Making this wish come true, seeing the ultimate happiness on Mario’s face, Kees realized the importance of fulfilling a last wish. Not just for the person who receives the service but also for their families, friends and the medical care staff. The mission was born in that moment and Kees decided to create a foundation, and so Stichting Ambulance Wens Netherlands was founded.

Mario’s words: “It fills me with joy to know that there are still people who care about others. From what I experienced this gesture, to fulfil my wish had a huge impact on me.”

Want to become a volunteer?

We are always looking for volunteers. We’re looking for Nurses, Paramedics, Medical Practitioners, Professional drivers, Photographers, Videographers, Fundraisers, Office volunteers, Translators, and more.

Together, with experienced volunteers and adapted ambulances, we fulfil the desires of those who need assistance to experience that one final wish. Wishes can range from just being outside, visits to family members, watching their favourite sporting team, anything is possible. To do this we rely on volunteers, can you spare one or more days a month? 


Become a volunteer

Phone number (8.30-17.00)

+352-691 644 150

Address

Ambulanz Wonsch ASBL
31 rue de Bonnevoie
5950, Itzig, Luxembourg

Email

info@ambulanzwonsch.lu