Sunday, September 4, 2016

A Little Update - September 4, 2016

Lilit has moved to Our Lady of Armenia orphanage in Gyumri where she is now under the care of Sister Arousiag and her staff.  Lilit attends first grade in public school and walks there each day with friends from the orphanage.

A recent visitor reports that Lilit continues to be a sweet and giggly girl.  Here are some new photos.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Summer Camp - August 2016

Lilit recently joined other children at summer camp and had a wonderful time.  Here are a few photos from her experience.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Happy Birthday, Lilit!

Lilit recently celebrated her 9th birthday.  She began the day with some very special visitors, several presents, and a little party with her friends at the orphanage.

Siranoush then took Lilit to see Alice in Wonderland at a puppet theater, followed by a pizza dinner and some time at an indoor playground.

Lilit's birthday highlight was a visit to the beauty salon where she was pampered by getting her hair, nails and make-up done.

According to Siranoush, the day was full of fun, laughter, and good conversation.  Lilit sends her gratitude to everyone who continues to think of her and take interest in her life.

Happy birthday, Lilit-jan!  May your next year of life be the best one yet.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

About The Hip - May 15, 2016

George Yacoubian met with Lilit's orthopedic specialist in Yerevan and learned that at the moment, there's no surgery indicated for Lilit's hip. In fact, there may not be a surgical solution to Lilit's hip alignment at all. Lilit will continue with her physical therapy and be monitored by her orthopedist.

Lilit no longer uses a walker to move and only occasionally needs a crutch.  She does not have any pain.

Friday, May 13, 2016

This & That - May 13, 2016

Lilit is doing well and was happy to have a visit from George Yacoubian, founder and chairman of SOAR, this week.  She showed off what she has learned via tutoring and also performed a little program with her friends.  George brought Lilit a letter from Ella which was gladly received.

A few days before George's visit, Lilit got to watch a video of Ella and her mom singing an Armenian song.

In return, Lilit recorded a beautiful song for them.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Orthopedics - April 25, 2016

Today, Lilit visited a wonderful pediatric orthopedist in Yerevan.  He studied her case and asked for Lilit to get new X-rays before he will make a decision on how to proceed with her hip.  X-rays will be done on Wednesday and then we should know more soon.

Lilit continues with her language lessons and as of tomorrow will also be receiving tutoring in math.

When Siranoush visits her, Lilit is lively and asks, one by one, about her beloved friends in America.  She wants to know how everyone is doing and sends kisses to all.

Today, Lilit asked Siranoush to stay longer and read again all the cards and letters she had received while in the US.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Doing Fine - April 21, 2016

Lilit is doing well.  She is working hard in physical therapy and has an appointment next week with a pediatric orthopedist to discuss solutions for her hip.

 Lilit has English and Armenian lessons three times a week and will soon also receive math tutoring.  She is happy to be learning and proudly shows off her note books.

Recently, some of the children at Lilit's orphanage enjoyed a party and the performance of a clown.

Lilit sends lots of love to all of her friends in America - especially, as she made sure to point out, her Anjella (Ella).