The Deutsche Kinderhospizverein e.V. holds about 20 multi-day hospice academy events each year for children and young people with a life-shortening illness. Most of the participants are severely handicapped and dependent on wheelchairs, braces, and other aids. Since many of the events take place in ordinary conference facilities, the children require special equipment to participate. The Regine Sixt Children's Aid Foundation supported the events with the purchase of five mobile care beds as well as a manual suction pump. This way the children can be involved as much as possible in the seminar.