Fresno delegation headed to Armenia on medical relief mission – GV Wire

A gaggle of medical professionals are scheduled to depart Fresno Yosemite Worldwide Airport on Saturday morning, touring midway all over the world to assist these in want.

They initially deliberate to depart on Friday solely to cancel their flight.

It’s the seventh medical mission in Fresno-Armenia, organized by the Armenian Honorary Consul Bordj Abkarian. Yearly since 2015 (within the absence of epidemic yr 2020), a gaggle of volunteers travels to Armenia to supply help.

With the current aggression by the Azeris and the assault on a sovereign nation, it has fueled our power to do extra and provides extra. Abkarian stated on the airport on Friday earlier than the flight was canceled.

(Watch) The Armenian Medical Mission is able to assist

The main target of this yr’s journey is to assist wounded troopers and others affected by the current navy skirmishes with Azerbaijan, Abkarian stated.

Apkarian’s employer, Group Well being Techniques, helps fund the journey.

The Fresno group of 16 will be a part of 17 different medical professionals throughout the nation for 2 weeks. Additionally they convey medication and provides. The joint delegation will embody surgeons, dentists, pediatricians and physiotherapists.

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“I feel that is why all of us went into this career, bodily remedy. We wished to assist or assist folks indirectly. We’ve this altruistic high quality.”Christina Koroyan

A number of members of the delegation say the practically 20-hour flight from Fresno to Dallas to Doha, Qatar to Yerevan, Armenia is nicely value it.

Kristina Koroyan is a therapist at Sanger Physiotherapy. That is her third journey.

“A variety of sensible work is required. I feel with the accidents we noticed, the people have been then given the suitable workout routines or the right protocols to observe after a particular harm. So I feel our position is to coach them as a lot as doable,” Koroyan stated.

She hopes to coach healers in Armenia as nicely.

“I feel that is why all of us went into this career, bodily remedy. We wished to assist or assist folks indirectly. We’ve this altruistic high quality, I feel,” Koroyan stated.

For Clovis dentist Dr. Vacchi Vasilian, it is all about giving again. He’s initially from Lebanon and was educated on the Medical Faculty of Armenia.

That is the spirit of the USA. That is what we now have realized right here from this nice nation. Wesilien stated… to assist when there are individuals who need assistance. “That is the time to go. When you will have the chance as a result of folks want us. (Armenia) wants us.”

Armenian Honorary Consul Burj Abkaryan (proper) presents Fresno Metropolis Council Member Mike Karpassi a mission jacket on Friday, September 23, 2022 (GV Wire/David Taub)

Karbassi in official enterprise

Fresno Metropolis Council member Mike Karpaci will be a part of medical professionals on the journey. Along with displaying assist, he has an official enterprise.

(Armenia) He needs an financial alternate with Fresno within the Valley. And so my focus now could be to go and meet with them, meet with the college college students and meet with their folks within the federal authorities to see what enterprise choices we now have. “They produce wine, for instance, I take Fresno state wine,” Karpasi stated.

They develop economies, which implies that there might be a substantial amount of financial progress. So it may be very helpful for Valley buying and selling corporations.”

Though he can be away from Fresno throughout the metropolis council assembly on September 29, Karpacy stated he’ll attend through Zoom. An 11-hour distinction implies that 9 a.m. Fresno’s begin time is 8 p.m. for him.

The Krabsey journey is taxpayer funded.