The National Assembly unanimously adopted, with moving testimonies, an enriched law to which Eva pour la vie contributed by intervening with the deputies, the senators, the ministry of health: payment of a public death benefit to parents losing a child, protection of families against dismissal, maintenance of allowances 3 months after death ... in addition to the initial bill proposed by the deputy of the North Guy Bricout, aimed at extending the duration of the leave granted to parents of 'a deceased child.
On Thursday, January 30, the government rejected, through the voice of its Minister of Labor Mr. Pénicaud, the private member's bill from deputy Guy Bricout, driven by Pascaline Meyer (Lucie's smile) with the support of Corinne Vedrenne, president Eva for life. This aimed to extend the number of days of paid leave from 5 to 12 days following the death of a child. Reason given: this extension would penalize companies. This rejection has aroused the indignation of families but also millions of people, the major national and international media, but also the political class. President Macron having asked his government to show humanity and react quickly, Eva pour la vie was invited by Secretary of State Mr. Taquet and Ms. Pénicaud to a consultation on Tuesday, February 4.
Remember: on February 28, Corinne (Eva's mother and president of Eva pour la vie) called on Emmanuel Macron on the issue of pediatric cancers. This Wednesday, she went to the Elysee Palace, accompanied by Drs Grosset, Quurez and Stéphanie Ville, president of Grandir sans Cancer, in order to develop observations and needs on the following subjects ...
The co-founder of Eva pour la vie spoke at the press conference of François Ruffin, who presented a bill guaranteeing a public death benefit to any parent of a deceased child, whatever the cause. On the same model of what already exists, paid by the CPAM, for the spouses of deceased salaried adults (3450 €). But that excludes, to date, minors.
On Wednesday May 15, 2019, the deputy of Hauts-de-Seine and quaestor Laurianne Rossi, as well as the deputy of Gironde Benoît Simian organized, with the Federation Grandir Sans Cancer, of which the association Eva pour la vie is co-founder, a conference on the fight against cancer and incurable pediatric diseases. A strong and unprecedented step in the National Assembly.
In 2019, the Eva pour la vie team remains mobilized to accelerate the fight against childhood cancer and help families. If our parliamentary struggle continues, we support all year round the families of sick or deceased children, as well as ambitious research projects. Thanks to your donations, we are presenting an ADDITIONAL CALL FOR PROJECTS, in the amount of 150,000 euros.