SPONSORSHIP HIGHLIGHTS

See how your sponsorship funds are put to use! Below are some of the highlights from 2019.
If you would like to see pictures from previous years, contact SOAR at info@soar-us.org.

If you would like to send a letter or special gift to the individual you sponsor (Armenia only), please mail to:

Hripsime Muradyan
19/1 Tbilissi Blvd, 052
Yerevan (Kanaker), Armenia
hmuradyan@soar-us.org

Child Sponsorships

September 2019

Arpine went shopping for her school supplies , new shoes and clothing!

August 2019

Update on Mushegh
Mushegh received life saving and life altering surgery to reconstruct his jaw and complete much needed dental repairs. He still wears braces, but his teeth have been straightened and properly aligned. He is able to eat normally and braces may come off in another month. One more surgery will be scheduled soon to complete reconstruction. Mushegh has also applied to begin studies at the technical college in September!
Hovhannes received a small refrigerator, medications and an exam for his grandmother, a doctor visit for Hovhannes, and a surprise birthday cake and gift for his birthday
Artyom Baghdasryan received a medical examination and the needed medications. Mamikon Grigoryan got a bed of his own!
SOAR continues to care for the health of children with diabetes providing their diabetic strips

July 2019

Marine  Baghdasaryan of Our Lady of Armenia Ani Bezekian Youth Center had a surgical procedure to remove a  cycst that had the potential of becoming cancerous.
SOAR Sponsorship Fund funded the tuition for several Hrant Dink students to attend summer camp
Hrant Dink Kids Camp Tumo

June 2019

Karen and Frida now at Children's Home Gyumri
Karen and Frida are both recuperating very well at Children’s Home Gyumri after they  had surgical procedures placing shunts to prevent a condition that was causing their skulls to expand too rapidly
Karen and Frida now at Children's Home Gyumri
Karen and Frida are both recuperating very well at Children’s Home Gyumri after they  had surgical procedures placing shunts to prevent a condition that was causing their skulls to expand too rapidly
The Mkrtchyan children of Gyumri Social Childcare Center (GSCC) are part of
the SOAR Sponsorship Fund.
The children had been reunited with their family, but were living in very poor and unsanitary conditions. There was no extra space for the children and they were all living in one space. To make matters worse, the roof was leaking!
Through the SOAR sponsorship Fund, renovations of their home were done!
Mkrtchyan family home renovations

May 2019

Milena Grigorian house opening ceremony

A house opening was held for the Grigoryan family on May 15th, Day of the Family in Armenia.
SOAR purchased a home for the family after their “domik” had been destroyed by fire.

View the article on the family HERE

Hovhannes Baroyan received a new bed. He also continues to take music lessons, even participating in national festivals with wonderful results!

Hovhannes new bed

Arsen Nerkararyan has “hemophelia a” which causes internal bleeding, usually to the joints. This is most common with severe hemophiliacs and can occur spontaneously (without evident trauma). If not treated promptly, joint bleeds can lead to permanent joint damage and disfigurement.

SOAR provided the medications Arsen needed when he suffered from a severe internal joint bleed.

Arpine K. from CDSSC received much needed new shoes, some seasonal clothing, and a bag. She also was having problems with her iPad charger, so that was replaced. SOAR also continues to pay for her monthly internet fees. Aroine has started English classes and SOAR will also be paying for her to attend summer camp in Tsakhgadzor this summer.

Arpine new shoes and clothes

April 2019

Grigorians move into their new home

Milena Grigorian and her family moved into their new home after having their “domik” ravaged by a fire

March 2019

Mariam heart surgery

Mariam Babayan had her cardioverter defibrillator implantation procedure done thanks to SOAR supporters!

New clothes and shoes for Grigoryan Mamikon of GSCC and his brother

New clothes and shoes for Grigoryan Mamikon of GSCC and his brother
The Mkrtchyan sisters of GSCC received new clothing and shoes

The Mkrtchyan sisters of GSCC received new clothing and shoes

Artyom Baghdasaryan, Hovahnnes Baroyan, Hovhannes Ghazaryan, and Aida, Ani, and Gyulnara Arakelyan of GSCC all received new shoes and clothing

New clothes and shoes for GSCC kids

Ofelia continues to receive seasonal clothing. She has recently been hospitalized because of complications with her diabetes. She receives her monthly strips through the SOAR Sponsorship Fund.

Ophelia update
Khanum trip to St Petersburg for eye treatments

Khanum was able to make the trip to Saint Petersburg with her parents for her annual eye treatments

February 2019

Mushegh post operative checkup

Postoperative checkups for Mushegh are conducted every two weeks. After the next appointment, a treatment course/orthodontist intervention will be organized. The next surgical procedure will then be scheduled. Mushegh has already experienced marked improvement; being able to eat properly, no longer snoring at night, and relief of other issues that prevented him from being able to sleep well at night.

January 2019

Mkrtchyan sisters received food for the holidays

The Mkrtchyan family received food for the holidays!

GSCC sponsored children received food for the holidays. SOAR continues to provide assistance to these families with food, utility payments and basic needs for children…

Three children with diabetes continue to receive their needed monthly medications through the SOAR Sponsorship Fund.

GSCC assistance

Because of her special needs, Siranush Abelyan at Vanadzor needed individual lessons to prepare her for entrance into the Univeristy in September

Siranoush receives special courses
Petros culinary courses

Petros Tsatinyan from Vanadzor is able to continue with his culinary courses

Mushegh’s post surgical doctor visit!

The metal equipment was removed from his mouth that had been placed during surgery! The doctor was pleased with Mushegh’s progress and told him about mouth/chewing exercises! Now he is able to chew equally from both sides of his mouth! His next doctor visit will be the end of January and the next stage of surgery will be in two months!

Mushegh first post operative doctor visit
Manvel continued assistance

Manvel Andriasyan continues to receive his diabetic test strips and music lessons