Post by Eileen Asahi, Trip Co-coordinator
Plasticos Foundation would like to send out our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Syuzanna Voskanyan, our local coordinator for this mission. With the support of Stan Lazarian’s foundation, ARDA (Armenia Relief & Development Association), Dr. Suzy worked tirelessly to screen patients near and far for our mission. Givmry, Kharbert and Bethlehem Orphanages, Hrazadan Clinic and Gregor Loosavorich Clinic were some of the many facilities Dr. Suzy worked with to find the children in need of surgery.
In addition to gathering patients, she was responsible to arrange transportation, food and housing as necessary. Dr. Suzy worked as the Plasticos Local Coordinator with Arabkir Hospital and was with our Plasticos Team the entire trip, from the time we landed at 3am on Thursday, October 24th helping with everything from translating, customs clearance difficulties, initial screening and hospital activities during surgery week, to helping us get our return bags checked and saying goodbye at Yerevan airport on Sunday, November 3rd. However, her job has not finished for this mission as she is still working with Dr. Hrachya Arshakyan conducting follow up visits with our patients (dressing removal, post op care, etc.).
Words cannot express our appreciation for all of your hard work and caring, Dr. Suzy! This trip could not have happened without you. Sincere thanks from all of the 2013 Plasticos Armenia Team Members!