Shriner Magazine Spring 2023

Paul Curran Emirat Shriners GERMANY

Lefteris Kanellos Emirat Shriners Alasia Club CYPRUS

Brock McConkey CPO Shriners Children’s NEW ENGLAND

Kypros Panaretos Emirat Shriners Alasia Club CYPRUS

Patrick Abdelkarim Lubnan Shriners LEBANON

Michel Timonian Lubnan Shriners LEBANON

Chris Chrysouliotis

Emirat Shriners Alasia Club CYPRUS

“ … the temple supports children’s well- being not only when it comes to their physical health, but also their mental and cultural development . ”

In January, several members of Lubnan Shriners assisted with a Shriners Children’s outreach clinic held in Cyprus. Lubnan Shriners sponsored the family of a little girl born with a hand deformity, and members of the temple includingMichel Timonian, Patrick Abdelkarim, as well as Dr. Hanna Ltief accompanied the family from Lebanon to Cyprus, helping to make sure they got to their hotel and their clinic appointment. The nobles attended the outreach clinic for three days, lending support and serving as interpreters when needed. In addition to helping interpret for physician consults, they interpreted for Shriners Chil- dren’s genomics research project for the Lebanese family as well as for patients and families from Egypt and Jordan. Also traveling with the Shriners was Dr. Youssef Bakhach, president of the Lebanese Physician Associ- ation. Dr. Bakhach spent time with Shriners Children’s specialists and learned about the healthcare system’s outreach clinics. “The support of the nobles of Lubnan Shriners in helping children receive the care they need is so impactful,” said Laura Kozloski, Executive Director of International Strategy for Shriners Children’s. “The goal of Shriners Children’s is to help kids get care close to home, and the Lubnan Shriners’ local knowl- edge and deep dedication to helping children is a critical resource. “We are so thankful for the assistance of the nobles who attended the Cyprus clinic and those who helped from their home base in Lebanon,” Kozloski said.

Shriners Children’s New England Prosthetics and Orthotics Manager Brock

McConkey cares for a patient at the Cyprus clinic, which was supported by Lubnan Shriners.


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