We continue to present our children’s dreams, and our hero today is 5-year-old Gor.
Gor enjoys watching the cartoon “Masha and the Bear”, but he loves books more, and although he still can’t read on his own, he has many favorite fairy tales and finds it difficult to pick one.
Gor has definitely decided to become a cook like his grandfather, and the first of his tastiest dolma will be made for Alisa, Head of the Psychosocial Service at the Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. He also adores his doctor grandpa:) Iskanyan and doctor Mary.
Of all the seasons, our brave boy loves summer the most, because in summer he goes to his native village Lor in Sisian. In his words, he is still small to cultivate the soil, but instead he can play in the yard all day long. Gor proudly mentioned that he knew that the great Armenian poet Hamo Sahyan was born in that village too, and it turned out that they are related.
“I want my head to be cured, to recover and, if possible, to go to Italy,” our boy notes, then adds that, of course, after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Until then:) Gor dreams of having a big car that he can sit in and drive.
Today we will tell about our 4-year-old shy Elen.
Our beauty loves arts and crafts the most; she plays with play dough, kinetic sand, and lately she has been enjoying making sand pictures and asks her dad for a new picture every day.
Out of play dough she makes baskets, fruits, sun… and always a Santa Claus, because she loves New Year and is looking forward to kind granddaddy coming again and bringing her lots of gifts.
Instead of cartoons Elen enjoys following the adventures of little vlogger Nastya and her dad, and of all the episodes she likes the ones where Nastya shows her toys the most.
Our sweetheart Elen is the youngest sister of three and is very happy when her elder sisters read fairy tales for her. Her favorite tale is the “Little Red Riding Hood”, which she is eager to listen to all the time, but always asks to skip the parts describing the wolf’s dangerous:) actions because she gets scared.
Elen also loves playing with medical instruments and has definitely decided to become a doctor and treat all children.
To become even more skilled in the medical profession, Elen wants to have a set of medical instruments. She also dreams of having a bicycle.
Please meet our 6-year-old Aida.
Aida loves collecting Lego sets and she builds beautiful palaces and castles out of them. Our sweetheart also enjoys playing house with her two-year-old sister, though, she says, her little sister sometimes shouts and scatters her toys.
The most beloved fairy tale of our beauty is the Golden Fish, but if she caught the golden fish, she would say only one wish instead of three – health to all.
Of all the cartoons, Aidul prefers “Masha and the Bear”, “Peppa Pig” and “Rapunzel” the best, and we have decided to release sky lanterns after the situation calms down.
Aidul talks warmly about her doctor Lala Vagharshakyan and she misses her friends Arevik, Sona, Tamush and Juliana, whom she met and became close with while receiving treatment at the Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. They are now attentively following each other’s treatment stages and encouraging one another.
Aida dreams of having a Rapunzel doll, a piano and a small-detailed Lego set.
Our little hero this week is 3-year-old Razmik from Armavir region.
Razmik is a very mobile and energetic kid. While talking to us, he was constantly jumping, spinning around, and treating us fruit.
At the very beginning of our conversation, our boy mentioned that since his hair has fallen off, his head began to look like his father’s shaved face.
In his spare time he enjoys watching cartoons “Masha and the Bear” and “Nu Pogodi” (“Well, Just You Wait!”), playing soccer and riding a bicycle.
Razmik also loves playing with his little brother and assisting his mother with his brother’s care.
Razmik dreams of getting a big blue car that he can sit in and drive… and flowers for Grandma:)
As you know, City of Smile Foundation supports not only children but also young adults under the age of 25.
This Wednesday our hero is 19-year-old Arthur from Artsakh.
In Shushi our kind guy got a qualification of plumber, but he remembers that during the breaks he regularly went to classes for bricklayers or welders, but most of all, he enjoyed watching the woodworking workshop. He already has some skills and can make wooden cups.
While receiving treatment at the Hematology Center after Prof. Yeolyan, Arthur visits children at the Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center almost every day, where they play interesting games together and tell funny stories to each other.
Arthur didn’t take well his previous round of chemotherapy and was very weak, and this time he gets himself ready with the help of music; he especially loves retro songs and prefers historical movies.
Arthur is the youngest of five children. During his treatment, he misses his relatives and his home village immensely and is looking forward to returning home.
His wish is to improve his woodworking and pottery skills and advance his knowledge of English.
Please meet our 10-year-old Hayk from Sisian.
Only recently Hayk got interested in cartoons and phone games after starting treatment at the Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.
But his real passion has been and remains nature. After classes he enjoys farming instead of all other activities; he cultivates the garden🌳, waters roses, jasmines and other flowers he has planted. Of all the animals he especially likes rabbits and pandas (we decided to breed pandas in Armenia if we had the right living conditions) and of all the fruits he is fond of juicy pear the most. The ideal dinner for him is eating butter-eggs-tarragon and sometimes (secretly) wine. He also loves fishing and enjoying delicious fish right on the riverbank.
Hayk, in his words, also distills good vodka from mulberry, plum, black apricot and pear. He collects and processes raw materials, and his dad helps him with that.
Our brave boy wants to become a doctor, but has not yet decided on a narrow specialization.
Hayk dreams of having a synthesizer and already knows which Armenian songs he is going to play the first.
Our hero this week is 5-year-old Nver from Vardenis.
Օur boy with warmest smile prepares for school with great pleasure – he wants to learn Russian very much and is very excited about writing letters and numbers and proudly demonstrates the work he has done.
Nverik loves his doctor “SNavikovna” (Lusine Hakobyan) very much and imagines his treatment process as follows: “Snavikovna will send me home, then I’ll come to the hospital, then I’ll go, I’ll come again, then I’ll go home again … and I won’t come any more…”.
He is confident that proper nutrition🥗 (“what matters is my eating”) is essential to recovery, and he eats buckwheat several times a week while dreaming of summer and watermelon and vanilla ice cream.
His hobbies are painting and singing, especially “Hmayak” song :)))
Our brave boy wants to become a Power Ranger to help people.
Nver dreams of having a car-bed and it is compulsory for it to have functional headlights.
Our little hero this week is 2-year-old Georgi.
Georgi’s favorite thing to do is playing with legos and wooden cubes. He also enjoys playing with cars and motorcycles, and they are clearly separated by color; cars should be red and motorcycles should be black.
Our Georgi is a very neat boy – he always collects all his toys, picks up all the things on the ground and puts them in their places, his clothes never get dirty, and, because of being also very careful, he never does anything dangerous.
Georgi loves bears, pigs. He can watch the fish swimming in the aquarium for hours, and he always feeds them with great care. But of all the animals his most beloved one remains the cow or, like he says, the “bzho”.
Our brave boy prefers developing cartoons that teach the colors in different languages and, of course, stories about superheroes. He especially loves the Spiderman, whom he calls simply “the Little Man”.
He dreams of meeting the Little Man (that is, Spiderman) and receiving a toy Spiderman from him.
P. S. Our little Georgi’s dream also came true thanks to Sergey Shahbazyan. Seryog:) came a long way from Stepanavan to Yerevan just to meet our sweet boy and cheer him up. Georgi’s beloved “Little Man” – Spiderman had also joined him, and they brought lots of gifts for Georgi: toys, candies and multicolored balloons, all featuring Spiderman.
Seryog also met with Georgi’s family, and we are confident that this was the beginning of a new and very warm friendship.
We are very grateful to Seryog for bringing lots of smiles to our Georgi’s cute face!
Please meet our 5-year-old Kassiana.
Drawing and playing on the phone are two favorite occupations of our girl with a unique name, meaning “Starry Night”. By the way, her “canvases” are either painted only in black, or in different bright colors. Of all the phone games she especially likes car races, virtual combat, and most of all she loves billiards and always beats both her dad and her dad’s friends:)
Our beauty also has interesting food choices; she doesn’t eat meat at all, but really likes fried potatoes and any kind of pasta, which she enjoys with pickled cucumbers and other picked vegetables. Although Kassiana is a sweet-tooth, she can also eat whole lemons with great pleasure.
Kassiana had previously wanted to become a teacher, but after coming to the hospital, she decided to be a doctor to insert a catheter into kids without any pain and certainly cure them.
Our sweetheart will be happy to meet Hello Kitty or Minnie Mouse and get toy cooking utensils, but most important part is that the gift must be beautifully wrapped.
This week we will tell you about our almost 2-year-old Alen from Spitak.
Alen is not only the youngest of five children in their family, but also the youngest hero of our #wednesdaymeetourheros series.
Alen’s most favorite thing is playing with his dad and his twin brother, Aren. During his treatment at the Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, he misses Aren very much, and their rare meetings are full of hugs, kisses, and long conversations in a language understandable only to them.
Alencho loves to play with balls, paper, as well as pans, spoons and ladles. His favorite “toys” include also badges of his doctors Ruzanna Papyan and Anna Avagyan, which Alen “grabs” during their every visit and does not return.
He also enjoys “tashik” and starts to dance to any sound reminiscent of music.
Alen’s hero mom, who, by the way, also has a grandchild, dreams of taking her twin babies (photo in the comments) for a walk as soon as it is warm enough. and for that reason it’d be great for our boy to have a bicycle (with a handle for the parent).
P. S. Our beloved partner Yerazank NGO expressed willingness to fulfill the dream of the youngest of our heroes, Alen: Alen and his twin brother Aren already have bicycles.
During the meeting all the beautiful ladies fell in love with our Alencho and they agreed to meet again soon.
We are very grateful to Yerazank NGO for fulfilling the wish of our sweet boy.
Our first hero of 2020 is 3-year-old Lilit.
Lilitik has an irreplaceable and inseparable friend – a doll named Kuku. She walks with Kuku, feeds Kuku with delicious food, and goes to sleep hugging it. Kuku also often plays the role of a patient when Lilitik assumes the role of a doctor and performs “procedures” with medical toy instruments (you can see the photo of Kuku in the comments).
In her spare time, Lilit also develops her culinary skills by baking cakes and even cooking a barbecue in her toy kitchen.
Our sweetheart also loves to watch interesting shows, movies and especially cartoons about the adventures of Booba, as well as Masha and the Bear. She also has an older brother, and they really enjoy playing with each other… for the first thirty minutes:)))
Strange as it may sound, our Lilitik enjoys coming to the Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, calling it a “cute” hospital where her favorite doctor is Samvel Iskanyan.
Our beauty’s dream is to have a pink bike, with a basket, which, as you can guess, is intended for Kuku.
P. S. Thanks to the “Yerazank” NGO and their friends, our Lilitik’s dream also came true; she already has a pink bicycle with a special basket for her favorite doll Kuku.
We are very grateful to our dear partner for fulfilling Lilit’s dream and for the joyous moments they have brought to her.
Please meet our 11-year-old Aren from Vanadzor.
Our kind boy with big eyes is different from his peers; his favorite occupation is playing chess, and he no longer loves cartoons. Instead, he enjoys watching movies, especially about superheroes of whom he loves Thor the most and wants to be as strong as him.
Aren enjoys going to school, is always prepared for the classes, and of all the subjects he loves math and English the best. By the way, we found out later that our modest boy is also the winner of numerous math competitions and Olympiads. He dreams of becoming an architect and building very tall buildings, at least 10-12 stories high.
Instead of playing on computers and tablets, our smart guy prefers reading books and further enriching his knowledge. He also enjoys watching cooking TV shows (though he doesn’t particularly like eating, and only likes dolma and white chocolate) and videos showing how to give new life to old things.
Aren dreams of having a bike and a lego constructor with small parts.
Our clever Aren’s dream came true thanks to the Fertility Center in the person of Edward Hambardzumyan,
the supporter of our loyal friend Peace City program.
Our brave boy will welcome the new year with his new bike!
We are very grateful to the Fertility Center and Peace City NGO for making Aren’s dream come true and making him happy.
This week our hero is 5-year-old Ashot from Gavar.
Although Ashot doesn’t go to school yet (and isn’t eager to go to), he has already learned most of the letters and numbers from 1 to 100 with a toy computer.
Like almost all boys, he is also a fan of cars, especially black and blue ones. Of all the car brands he loves Niva the most, and he is sure that when accelerated, Niva will not even be inferior to Ferrari.
He loves his grandmother’s gata, and when purchasing a bun or water, he always throws the small change into our donation box (by the way, we urge everyone to follow his example).
Our cute boy’s favorite toys are medical instruments and fairy-tale books.
During the meeting, Ashot insisted that we call him “Mr. GeneLaR” and interrupted the conversation for a moment, calling his “employee” and instructing him to “board a helicopter and fly to work”.
Our general boy dreams of having a big toyhouse (with a doorbell) where he can play and just hide if he wants to.
P. S. A good friend of the Foundation who wished to remain anonymous fulfilled our Ashot’s dream. Now our sweet boy spends most of his time in his toy house, where he has also moved all his toys.
We are very grateful to our friend for making Ashot’s dream come true and for bringing him joy and lots of happy moments.
This week we will tell you about our brave Gagik from Gyumri.
Gagik’s favorite thing to do is playing with sand, tablet and PlayStation, as well as riding a bike. He does not like to paint at all, and as for coloring, he says, “I’m not a little kid to color.”
Gagik is obsessed with vehicles of different types and sizes; large and small cars, motorcycles, quadricycles, etc․․․ Of all the computer games, he loves car racing the most. He has definitely decided to buy the biggest car for his daddy as soon as he grows up.
Our strong boy swims very well and looks forward to fully recovering and going on a vacation to the beach with his family.
Gagik enjoys watching Russian cartoons and is very fond of Aram MP3’s songs, especially “Alabalanitsa”, while listening to which he also actively sings along and dances.
Our guy dreams of having a big bike and meeting Azat (Boris Baghdasarov) from Azizyans sitcom.
P. S. Thanks to our loyal partner Lilit Hambardzumyan and Peace City NGO, led by her, dreams of our brave Edmond and Gagik came true: Batman Edmond already fights against the evil heroes with his new helicopter, and Gagik enjoys his new BIG bike.
We are very grateful to beautiful Lilit for fulfilling our boys’ dreams.
This week we will tell you about our 9-year-old Lily from Kotayk region.
She gets excellent marks at school and most of all likes Math and English. Even while receiving treatment, Lily does not neglect lessons, she studies Armenian language and Math so as not to miss much of the curriculum.
Of all the musical genres, our beauty prefers especially folk music and enjoys listening to the performances of Nersik Ispiryan and Arabo Ispiryan.
Lily is addicted to painting. She attends painting classes, loves painting nature, working with both dark and bright colors, and has definitely decided to continue her education at the State College of Fine Arts named after P. Terlemezyan after graduating from elementary school, and get a specialization of a stylist-artist, which she intends to combine with the responsible and important work of a rescuer.
Our single-minded girl always bravely overcomes obstacles and loves to be the first in all matters (we are sure she will achieve all her goals).
Lily dreams of having professional painting supplies and materials (oil paints, gouache…), as well as a real-looking doll (she mentioned that she doesn’t like Barbie dolls at all).
P. S. City of Smile Foundation’s good friend “Yerazank” NGO, led by Liana Asoyan, fulfilled the dream of our another beneficiary – Lily.
Our beauty has already got the doll and painting supplies she wanted so much and now she can already give freedom to her imagination.
The girls became very close during the meeting, and Lily also invited them to her 10th birthday, to which she was looking forward for months.
We are very grateful to Dream NGO for making Lili’s dream come true and for bringing her very happy moments.
Today we will tell you about our 6-year-old Aram from Koghb village of Tavush province.
While receiving treatment, Aram misses playing with the “neighborhood kids” outdoor games like hide-and-seek, “hala-mula” and “pobeda”.
In the past, Aram wanted to become a singer, and now he has changed his mind; he decided to be a police officer. And despite changing his mind, he still enjoys listening to music and especially loves Mihran Tsarukyan’s performances.
His most favorite cartoons are “Nu, Pogodi” and the one on adventures of Masha and the Bear. Asked if there were any other cartoons that Aram liked, he replied sharply that there weren’t any in native dialect.
Aram is looking forward to recovery so that he could enjoy as much sweet treats as his heart desires. He has already made a list: in the first place is watermelon, and “second job” is ice cream. He didn’t eat watermelon all summer, neither did his mom, but he generously allowed his mom to eat melon because he doesn’t like it:)
Aram dreams of having a bike to ride in his native village with his friends.
P. S. Thanks to Sevan and Kevork Kalenderians, our lovely friends from the US, the dream of our Aram also came true. Aram with his new bike managed to make a couple of turns in the corridors of the Hematology Center, and even taking the medicine at the very same moment could not prevent him from implementing that important task. Mrs. Sevan also talked to Aram’s mother and embraced her, urging her to be strong and resilient.
Our friends, having learned in advance what supplies were needed at the playroom of the Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, had also prepared many gifts for the playroom and all our other kids. In the end, Mrs. Sevan, coloring the heart on the map of Yerevan, noted that it’s her heart that she was leaving here and promised to return soon.
We are deeply grateful to our dear Sevan and Kevork for fulfilling our brave Aram’s wish, as well as for their continuous support to the foundation and our children.
Please meet our 7-year-old Aren from Artsakh.
Our lovely boy, who is currently homeschooled, looks forward to going to school, where he will continue learning technology, fine arts, and, of course, the subject on the world around us. Our warmhearted Aren takes care of nature and does his best to keep it clean.
In his free time, Aren likes to play with friends in the yard, and on the computer he prefers playing football games, particularly the Super Striker. His favorite toys are building blocks, as well as cars and boats of various sizes.
Aren looks forward to growing up and affording a car for his mom.
Our resolute boy has also decided to become president, and to our question what he would do in that case, he answered without hesitation, “I will do whatever I want… Well, except for theft.”
Aren misses his native Artsakh very much while receiving treatment at the Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center in Yerevan. In Artsakh he most loves the Dedo-Babo monument (“We are our mountains”).
Our teddy bear dreams about having a kick scooter with light up wheels.
P. S. Thanks to kind people, our sweetheart Aren’s dream also came true.
Aren already has a kick scooter with light up wheels and has even managed to take some rides in the corridors of the Hematology Center.
We are very grateful to Mariam Sargsyan for fulfilling our teddy bear’s wish.
This week our hero is 4-year-old Hrach from the Ararat village of Ararat province.
The most favorite occupation of our boy with big eyes is playing with toy construction cars, including cranes, excavators, trucks, etc. He is especially excited when these cars are yellow.
Hrach follows the real professional work of construction equipment on YouTube channels, and then he applies those skills learnt to his small cars in his mini-construction.
Of all the seasons he prefers spring the best because he loves it when nature awakens from winter sleep, and the trees are green and bloom again. And likes monkeys most of all animals because they are so funny.
Hrach has an older brother and sister; together with his brother he drives cars and with his sister he plays imitation games, like “going for shopping”, “cooking meals”, etc.
Our boy dreams of having a big toy truck and meeting a very funny clown.
P. S. Yerazank NGO, led by Liana Asoyan, expressed willingness to encourage one of our beneficiaries, and this time, thanks to them, the dream of our Hrach came true.
The clown who visited Hrach together with Yerazank NGO brought a lot of joy with his funny jokes and games.
And now our boy with bright beautiful eyes enjoys playing with his big new “construction” car in his spare time.
We are very grateful to Yerazank NGO for fulfilling Hrach’s dream and bringing him many happy moments.
This week we will tell you about our 7-year-old Avet from Martuni.
In his spare time, Avet together with his brother Mark and their friends enjoys playing hide-and-seek, catch and other “traditional” outdoor games, as well as basketball and football. Our lovely boy also attentively follows world football developments and cheers for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Avet loves watching comedies and always laughs loudly during watching.
Our joyful boy also loves going to restaurants and is actively involved in giving toast speeches. During our conversation, he offered to raise a glass (empty boxes of pencils served this purpose) and drink for “our children”.
Avet is looking forward to going to school and is confident that he will love math more than other subjects. When asked who he would like to meet and what he would like to receive, he answered without hesitation that he would like to meet new friends and receive a letter of appreciation like his brother.
Then Avet added: “Let me think to myself so that I wouldn’t mix everything up”. As a result of thinking to himself he found out that he dreamed about having a bike.
P. S. Thanks to Armen Muradyan, the Rector of Yerevan State Medical University after M. Heratsi, the dream of our Avet also came true: our guy already has a bike that he was so looking forward to.
Mr. Muradyan was not able to deliver the gift in person, but he sent very warm wishes to our Avet wishing him to get well soon.
We are very grateful to Mr. Muradyan for fulfilling our brave boy’s wish and making him very happy.
Please meet our 10-year-old Edmond from the village of Vosketas in Aragatsotn.
Edmond’s favorite sport is football, he especially likes watching the matches of Barcelona football club and, of course, cheers for Messi. He also watches movies and cartoons, and in both genres his favorite story is about the jungle-dwelling Tarzan.
Our brave blue-eyed boy prefers to relax in the nature and watch animals and birds. His most favorite birds are eagles, pigeons, and parrots. He has definitely decided that once his treatment is over, he will have a parrot pet.
Edmond’s favorite hobby is painting. By the way, in the family of our modest boy, almost everyone paints. He often organizes drawing competitions with his elder sister, and sometimes their gifted mother also takes part.
Edmond wants to become an architect and has decided that his first designed building should be a 27-storey residential house.
He dreams of having Batman costume and a remote-controlled helicopter, as well as meeting with singer Lilit Hovhannisyan.
P. S. Thanks to our loyal partner Lilit Hambardzumyan and Peace City NGO, led by her, dreams of our brave Edmond and Gagik came true: Batman Edmond already fights against the evil heroes with his new helicopter, and Gagik enjoys his new BIG bike.
We are very grateful to beautiful Lilit for fulfilling our boys’ dreams.
This week our little hero is 4-year-old Luisa from Etchmiadzin.
Our beauty loves to play with her dolls and take care of them. By the way, the dolls must definitely be bald-headed. Her hobbies are singing and dancing. She loves to dance especially to Georgian music and is looking forward to taking professional dancing classes.
Luisa’s favorite color is bright yellow, and her favorite season is winter, when she can wallow in the snow, make snowmen and play snowballs.
She very much wants to have a baby brother, and keeps asking her parents to “get her a brother from the store”.
Our sweetheart is currently receiving conservative treatment, and she misses her doctors from the Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, especially Lusine Krmoyan. Luisa has decided to become a doctor herself to cure all the children in the world.
Our bright girl dreams of having a big(!) bike to take her sister Tatev for a ride with her.
P. S. A very kind girl who wished to remain anonymous fulfilled our sweet Luiza’s dream. From the very first moment our pretty girl rode her new bike very skillfully and, as she had promised, took her little sister on a bicycle ride. Luiza and her sister also received cute bags that would definitely fit their different accessories.
The donor prepared gifts also for other children receiving treatment at the Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, including bags, toys and exciting games.
We are very grateful to the beautiful lady for both fulfilling our Luiza’s dream and bringing positive vibes to our children at the Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.
Please meet our 5-year-old Narek from Vanadzor.
Our teddy bear:)) likes to assemble lego-type constructors, talk to the cat in his mommy’s phone and play with small cars that must be made of iron.
Like all children, Narek also loves to watch cartoons, especially the adventures of wolf and rabbit in the old Russian cartoon “Nu pogodi!” (Ну погоди!), cheering for the rabbit.
Our boy has a very interesting musical taste and his favorite song is “Noravank candles”, the other favorite song is described as “Lalila”, the singer of which is a curly boy like our Narek, and Narek misses his curls very much while watching the video clip and is looking forward to his hair growing back again.
To our question as to whom he would like to meet, our sensitive boy answered without hesitation; “Ani from our kindergarten”. It turns out that Narek misses Ani very much and looks forward to their next meeting.
Narek dreams of having a piano/ synthesizer and a guitar and learning to play well these musical instruments.
P. S. Today our Narek’s dream also came true. Armen Muradyan, the Rector of Yerevan State Medical University after M. Heratsi, visited Narek and brought many gifts for him. They had a very sincere meeting and our boy received not only musical instruments he had dreamed of, but also a very good bike that he rode skillfully from the very first minute.
We are very grateful to Mr. Muradyan for fulfilling our Narek’s wishes and bringing him a lot of happy moments.
This week we will tell you about our 5-year-old Aram.
Our shy boy loves to be in the wild, caring for and feeding the animals.
In his spare time, Aram enjoys drawing and coloring, playing hide-and-seek with family members and listening to music and dancing to the sounds of “Aram-zam-zam” song.
Of all the seasons he especially loves winter and looks forward to snow when he can play snowball and make a snowman.
Our brave boy dreams of having a big motorcycle, preferably in his favorite green color, to drive with his little brother in his native village. After spending a long time in the hospital, Aram also wishes to visit a children’s cafe and carousels.
P. S. Thanks to City of Smile Foundation’s faithful partner Peace City NGO , our beloved Aram’s dream also came true.
Our brave boy had a wonderful day at the children’s park, rode carousels, played fun games, and of course got the much-awaited motorcycle.
We are very grateful to Peace City NGO and personally to Lilit Hambardzumyan for being there for us and our beneficiaries again and for fulfilling our lovely Aramik’s dream. We are confident that our wonderful boy, who, by the way, has just finished his treatment, will enjoy riding this beautiful and powerful motorcycle very much.
This week our little heroine is 2.5-year-old Mane from Lori region.
Before she got sick, our little miracle was a very lively kid, constantly singing and dancing. During the treatment period, she prefers more passive leisure time and especially enjoys painting and coloring, as well as playing with sand and building sand castles.
Mane misses her home very much and all her family looks forward to her quick recovery and return back to village. It was in the village that Mane saw horses for the first time and fell in love with them, and since then these beautiful animals are her favorite ones.
Our sweetheart with long eyelashes, in spite of all stereotypes, does not play with dolls but rather likes “driving” cars.
Mane dreams to have a bicycle and take bike rides with all members of her family.
P. S. The dream of our little Mane also came true thanks to the partner organization of City of Smile Charitable Foundation “There Is Always HOPE”.
With her beautiful and comfortable bicycle, she is ready for long bike rides, for now with the help of her mom or dad, and later on her own.
We are grateful to “There is Always Hope” organization and Mrs. Anahit Harutiunyan and Mrs. Ruzanna personally for fulfilling Mane’s dream. We are sure that this surprise will greatly enhance the mood of our beauty.
As you know, City of Smile Charitable Foundation supports not only children, but also young adults till the age of 25.
And this week we will tell you about our 21-year-old Karen from Gegharkunik region.
In his spare time, Karen loves to watch comedies. He also follows the news because he wants to keep up with new developments.
Karen prefers Armenian folk songs, especially listening to Nersik Ispiryan’s and Ruben Sasuntsi’s performances. The musical taste is perhaps influenced by the fact that Karen’s family is of Mush ancestry.
Karen’s biggest dream is to be fully cured. He also wishes to attend jewelry or cooking classes to further become a qualified specialist in the labor market.
Today we will tell you about our 5-year-old Goharik.
Goharik’s favorite things to do are all music based: in her spare time she plays a synthesizer, listens to music and dances with her sisters. She especially loves singer Lilit Hovhannisyan and dreams of meeting Lilit in person.
Goharik is also a good painter, and it was one of her bright paintings that Anna Hakobyan, spouse of the Prime Minister of Armenia and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of City of Smile Charitable Foundation, presented to National University Health System in Singapore during her recent visit.
Our tender girl, as you probably already guess, is fond of pink and purple, as well as doing “girlish” things and applying kid-friendly makeup. She dreams of having a dressing table with accessories so she can play with her sisters after finishing the treatment and returning home.
P. S. Thanks to our caring partner Peace City program and their main supporter Fruits of Love Mission, our Goharik’s wish also came true. She received a gift – a dreamy pink dressing table with interesting accessories, and now she can make herself beautiful in front of the mirror.
Mega Toys prepared another surprise gift for our sweet girl – a magical jewelry making kit.
We thank Peace City NGO, Fruits of Love Mission and Mega Toys. These beautiful toys made Goharik very happy, and we and our beauty will be looking forward to seeing Goharik finish her treatment and go home so that she can play with her sisters, as well as sing and dance.
Meet our 8-year-old Gurgen, who was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma at the end of 2018.
Our tender boy loves his family very much, especially his mom, who he constantly kisses.
Gurgen’s musical taste deserves some special attention – he prefers listening to Frank Sinatra, Adele, and the Belgian singer Stromae.
He likes red cars and the animated cartoon series about the naughty Masha and patient Bear.
Since Gurgen also has autism, he regularly works with a logopedist and has had good results due to his continuous work. However, a break in this work has had a negative impact on his speech development, so Gurgen and his family dream of having the opportunity to continue training with a logopedist.
Gurgen would also be very happy to have logic games and wooden toys to develop his memory and cognitive skills.
P. S. A group of caring people made our Gurgen’s wishes come true. A beautiful doctor who wished to remain anonymous gave him a set of exciting games, and our loyal partner, Peace City NGO, in the face of our beloved Lilit Hambardzumyan, replenished our Gugo’s stock of toys.
“International Child Development Center” NGO and “There Is Always HOPE” charitable organizations also expressed readiness to support Gurgen and his family.
We are very grateful to all responders for caring, and we are confident that with our combined and continued efforts we will achieve very good results in improving Gurgen’s health .
Please meet our beautiful 12-year-old Garni.
Our girl with unique name likes watching the “youtubers”, who describe the levels of various computer games and provide useful tips for passing them.
Thanks to these videos, Garni can understand and speak English pretty well, which, by the way, is one of her favorite subjects at school. She also likes math, and this has resulted in her choice of future profession: accountant. Wishing to add creative elements to an accountant’s work, our bright girl wants to combine it with a designer’s career.
In addition to combining accountant-designer specializations, she is also able to combine Minecraft, Roblox, PubG games and playing with LOL dolls. She hopes to have a big collection of LOL dolls one day.
Garni loves painting, especially portraits. She is also a very good photographer and considers herself her sister’s “personal photographer”.
In order to further develop her photography skills, our beauty dreams of having a turquoise (this color is a must!) camera, which will surely help her to get great shots.
P. S. Thanks to kind people, our Garni’s dream also came true.
Fruits of Love Mission, the main supporter of Peace City program, namely Naira Martirosyan, presented a turquoise instant camera to our beauty. The first photo taken by this camera is of Garni and Naira smiling at us.
Garni also enjoyed a wonderful day at Cityzen entertainment center and returned home with beautiful memories.
We are very grateful to Fruits of mission and Naira Martirosyan, as well as Founder of Peace City NGO Lilit Hambardzumyan for reaching out to us and making our sweet Garni’s wish come true.
We look forward to seeing Garni’s beautiful photos taken by this camera.
This week we will tell you all about our 7-year-old Elen.
Elen likes going for walks and shopping, and is looking forward to “having leukocytes” so the doctors will let her resume these activities. She also has a collection of LOL dolls and can skillfully differentiate original dolls from fake ones. In her spare time, our beauty likes to watch vlogs in Russian, and because of this she can already speak Russian pretty well. (Also, she is going to create and run her own vlog soon—stay tuned!) Elen is very close with her two older brothers, one of which is serving in the army. Our humorous girl laughingly notes that now, since she has lost her hair due to chemotherapy, she and her soldier brother look very much alike. Elen is anxiously awaiting the end of her treatment, as once it’s done, she wants to hug and thank her doctor Gevorg Tamamyan.
Our brave girl dreams of having a guitar so she can play and sing happy songs, all composed by her.
P. S. Thanks to Peace City NGO and Lilit Hambardzumyan, Elen’s dream also came true. With her new guitar, she can already play and sing her own funny songs. We are sure that our beauty will soon make many new masterpieces.
We are very grateful to Peace City NGO for working with us again and fulfilling our beloved Elen’s dream.
We look forward to enjoying her performances together.
This week’s hero is 6-year-old Lyusia from Artsakh.
Our beauty is very disciplined and neat, and does not like it when things are messy. She enjoys playing with her talking smart doll Tanyusha, who is one of her close friends. In her spare time she likes painting, coloring and working with gypsum and clay.
Lyusia looks forward to returning home, where her older siblings are waiting for her. She also misses her beloved dog, Jimmy.
Lyusia told us many other things as well, but we promised not to reveal any of her secrets, as she mentioned “it is personal”.
Lyusia wants to have a bracelet making kit (“but there should be hearts and jewelry in the kit”, she emphasized), as well as meet with singer Lilit Hovhannisyan.
Her biggest dream is to be rich so that she can build a big hospital where children won’t be hurt (featuring a huge trampoline!).
We hope that all dreams of our beauty will come true.
P. S. Thanks to the good friends of City of Smile Foundation, the cherished wishes of Lucia have been fulfilled.
Our sweet girl already has different bracelet making kits, as well as musical instruments and plenty of other toys.
We are very grateful to our beauties Ani, Inessa, Maria and Mery for giving Lyusia lots of smiles.
We are convinced that these beautiful presents will provide interesting entertainment for our lovely Lyusia and the next stage of her treatment will be more smooth.
Please meet our 11-year-old Ruben from Akhalkalaki.
Ruben is obsessed with Lego playsets and other small-detailed things. He likes watching movies, except those of horror genre as he is worried about not being able to sleep for a couple of months.
In his spare time our brave boy likes to ride a bike. He told us that once, when he was riding a bicycle in his hometown, he fell and got a bit injured, but did not get scared.
Ruben really loves exact sciences and hasn’t yet decided what specialist to become: a programmer, an architect, a mathematician or a scientist (or all together). He proudly mentioned that while he was in school he got only 9s and 10s (out of 10) for Math.
He dreams about meeting with Aram Mp3, going to robotics classes and having a big Lego set.
P. S. Arevik, a Psychology student at YSU, visited the Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center once again–this time she came to surprise our Ruben. Arevik presented Ruben with a set of building blocks, which Ruben was able to add to his collection.
We are very grateful to our beauty for her response and for fulfilling Ruben’s wish.
With the support of “Yerazanq” NGO, our Ruben’s another dream came true: he met with Aram Mp3.
Ruben was a bit shy at the beginning, but was very happy to see his favorite singer. While speaking about their hobbies, Aram and Ruben have found out that both of them love to drive bicycles. They also talked about sports, Ruben’s beloved Lego playsets and the differences between schools in Armenia and Georgia.
They agreed that by the next meeting Ruben would have built the playset gifted to him and would show it to Aram.
We are very grateful to “Yerazanq” NGO and Aram Mp3 for fulfilling our beloved Ruben’s wish.
Please meet our mature and brave 11-year-old Eduard from Yerevan.
Eduard has been a goalkeeper at Mika football club, and he misses his teammates a lot. He is a big fan of Messi, Neymar and Suarez. You probably guessed that our hero is a major Barcelona football club fan.
In his spare time he likes to play a tablet game, called Free Fire. By the way, he suggests other players of this game find him as EDUL0005735V. He also likes listening to Russian rap, and laughs a lot while watching comedy movies. In this genre he especially likes the latest season of “Full House” sitcom.
Unlike many of his peers, Eduard is not interested in toys, and one of his major desires is to meet football player Henrikh Mkhitaryan and comedy actor Grigor Danielyan.
P. S. Yesterday another dream of our Eduard was fulfilled. He had a wish to meet with actor, screenwriter Grigor Danielyan, who readily responded to our request and visited Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.
Our brave boy presented Grigor his achievements in online games, and Grigor shared some of the secrets of the filmmaking process. Besides, Eduard was the first to learn about the new projects of their creative team. They also talked about their future plans and agreed to meet again in the filming location where Eduard would also meet with other actors and get an idea of the special effects during the filming process.
Thank you, Grigor, for making our Eduard’s dream come true.
This time our hero is 16-year-old Astghik from Gyumri. She studies at Gyumri Economic College and besides she also wants to learn cosmetology and become a cosmetologist-makeup artist.
Being very active, Astghik is also involved in the activities of the intercultural club in Gyumri, where she organizes games for the kids that attend the club and ensures they are having fun. Communication with children is easy for Astghik because she is the eldest of five children of her large family.
She likes to listen to music of different genres, according to mood. From musical instruments Astghik prefers piano and violin and she has a special attitude towards guitar. she dreams about having one and learning to play her favorite songs.
P. S. Thanks to our good friend Arpi Oskanyan, the dream of Astghik also came true. Now she is the owner of so much anticipated guitar, and we hope to enjoy one of her beautiful performances soon.
While handing over the gift, Arpi also told Astghik about her relative who had overcome cancer and inspired Astghik to be stronger.
We are very grateful to our kind-hearted friend for standing by us once again. We are convinced that Astghik will continue the treatment with greater enthusiasm and will beat the cancer.
This week’s hero is 10-year-old Romik from Aparan. Our courageous boy, along with fighting cancer, is also going through the recovery of spinal fracture, but he does not despair and eagerly waits for the doctors to allow him to eat his favorite dishes of dolma and kebab.
He likes to play with his talking “friend” toy, as well as to make various shapes from paper.
Romik dreams of having a remote controlled car, but this time he has promised himself to “drive” more carefully and not to crash it. He would also be very happy to have a smart watch and to meet with Mihran Tsarukyan.
P. S. On May 24, one of the dreams of Romik (as well as Ruben) came true. Mihran Tsarukyan readily responded to our request and visited Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.
Romik was very happy and excited. They agreed to meet again outside the hospital as soon as Romik gets better.
We are grateful to Mihran Tsarukyan for his readiness to cheer our kids up. Positive emotions from this meeting will surely help Romik and our other kids to recover faster.
Thanks to our kind friends at EasyPay other dreams of our Romik also came true. He now has a very large and extremely fast car and a really “smart” watch, on which besides the main function he can also play games, make calls, and his relatives can track his location.
We thank Easypay and the beautiful ladies from this company for bringing joy to Romik.
Please meet our 5-year-old Tigran from Vardenis.
Due to exceptional diligence and willpower, he daily records new results on the way of overcoming difficulties and post-surgery rehabilitation.
Tigran is also a very caring friend. In the kindergarten he used to calm down the younger children, that were crying for their moms. And now, while receiving treatment at the Hematology Center after R. Yolyan, he urges other children to cheer up, often in the cute dialect of Vardenis.
Tigran likes to play with kinetic sand and he would like to have a bicycle that would serve him both for recreational activities and quick recovery.
P. S. Thanks to Lilit Karapetyan, a Moscow-based benefactor, our Tigran’s dream was also fulfilled. Now he’s got a bike he likes so much that wants to ride constantly. By the way, he is pretty good at riding it from the very first moment.
We are sure that the bicycle will help our goal-oriented boy to recover faster and just to have fun.
We once again thank Ms. Lilit for her willingness to make Tigran’s wish come true.
Please meet Zina, she is 6. She is from Mijnatun and has an older sister and a younger brother.
In March, 2019 Zina was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and is not getting her treatment at Hematology Institute.
Zina loves playing with dolls and makes beautiful dresses for them with help of her mom. She doesn’t like when somebody is sloppy with her dolls, that is why she only lets people who are careful to play with them.
Zina has made up her mind, she will be a singer, Lilit Hovhannisyan inspired her.
P. S. On May 2, our little Zinaida’s dream came true. “There is always HOPE” foundation, in the face of Anahit Harutiunyan, donated the so much anticipated bike.
The gift was given to Zinaida by Armen who went through the same battle himself. Armen also helped Zina to try out her new bike and have a ride around the hallways of the hospital. Our little beauty was very excited and happy. She is eagerly waiting for her recovery so that she can have a bicycle tour on the roads of her native village.
We are grateful to the “There is always HOPE” foundation, personally to Ms. Anahit Harutyunyan and to our brave Armen.
Please meet Yeva, she is 4, a future doctor . She is from Yerevan and has an older brother.
In August, 2017 Yeva was diagnosed with histiocytosis and is not getting her treatment at Hematology Institute of Armenia.
Yeva love getting flowers and balloons from her dad. Her favorite colors are purple and pink. Although her older brother is a very good student in school, Yeva is very strict about his homework.
Yeva loves to bake and even has her own mixer and makes very tasty cakes.
Our sweet girl dreams to have “makeup staff “and “lots of balloons”
P.S. On April 6, Kristina Uzunyan and Greta Harutyunyan came to visit our sweetheart Yeva. They brought her many pink balloons, sweets and of coarse make-up staff.
Yeva was so excited and happy to open her gifts.
We are very grateful to everyone who stands by our side and by the side of our kids. We are confident that by help of caring people, our kids will win the battle.
Please meet Aram, he is 8. He is from Ararat and has a younger sister.
Aram is in the second grade and he loves going to school, because there besides having the classes he gets to play with his friends. But most importantly, there is a girl there that he loves, and he cant wait to go back to school. Aram also loves playing soccer, actually he is the best stiker in the team, that is why he always gets best grades. After school he enjoys taking his sister on a bicycle ride.
Aram dreams to become a doctor and to have a “big car”.
As for now, he really wants to have a violin and to learn to play it .
P.S. Well by help of Arpi Oskanyan Aram’s dream came true, he now has a violin. This surprise visit made him smile many more times and will be an unforgettable day for Aram. We hope soon we will hear him play.
We are grateful to very kind Arpi Oskanyan for her willingness and the wonderful gift.
Please meet Gevorg, he is 7. He is from Gyumri and has an elder sister.
He loves going to school and his favorite subject is math. He is a very curious kid, loves to examine what things are made of. He also loves to read and watch videos about human body and brain cells. Gevorg asked his mom to read with him information about his diagnosis, tried to understand details of the desease rhabdomyosarcoma, about bad and good cells and about ways of treatment. Before this diagnosis Gevorg loved to ride a bike, play with Chalo or play football with his friends after school. Gevorg is already registered in their local library, he loves to read fairy tales, stories about airplanes and dinosaurs. Now he wants to become a movie actor, so that he can play the role of Spider-man.
Gevorg really wants to practice karate and also learn to play a guitar.
P. S. Thanks to our kind compatriot Lilit, who lives in Germany, Gevorg’s dream also came true. he already has a guitar and is going to learn to play it soon.
It turns out that Lilit and Gevorg have much in common: both of them are of Gyumri ancestry and they both love Karate and German language very much. Lilit, by the way, was the champion of Armenia in karate and promised Gevorg to support in attending a karate group, as well, after his full recovery. She also offered her help to Gevorg and his mother regarding German language studies.
We are very grateful to beautiful Lilit for making Gevorg’s dream come true.
We are convinced that our wonderful boy will soon master this musical instrument and will play beautiful songs for all of us.
Please meet Erik, he is 6 and a half years old (his words). He is from Masis and has an elder brother. In February, 2018 he was diagnosed with T cell lymphoma. Currently he is being treated by his dearly loved doctor Lilit Sargsyan at Hematology Center.
Erik loves playing chess. Because of the sickness he had to miss school this year, however he started going to chess classes and even got the books for it.
Erik loves national songs and he even has a song written by him called “Mayrik”, which is a great relief for his mom when she gets sad. With his elder brother they fight over who will kiss the other one more (aren’t they cute ?).
Erik dreams to be cured soon (we dream that too). He also has a great desire to meet the boys from TV series “In the army”.
Please meet Emily 7 years old. She is from Yerevan.
Our Emiliy is a very talented girl. She draws beautifully and in spite of her young age she has already drown dozens of paintings. In May, 2018 she was diagnosed with aplastic anemia and received treatment at Hematology Center. When this sweetheart found out about her disease, she not only did not give up, but instead courageously fought the disease.
Emily dreams of having an exhibition of her artwork. She also really, really wants to have professional painting supplies and a molbert.
P. S. A very kind girl who wished to remain anonymous fulfilled our Emily’s dream. With her new art supplies, our bright girl can already give freedom to her imagination.
We are very grateful for making our talented girl’s dream come true. We are confident that Emily will create beautiful pieces of art.
Please meet Ruben -9 years old. He is from Gyumri, has two elder sisters.
He is a very active kid. He used to practice boxing and dancing. Ruben loves cars and wants to have his own car collection. Months ago, his family moved to live in Roston, Russian. However when Ruben was diagnosed, they decided to return back to Armenia. In December, 2018 Ruben was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leucosis . Now he is getting his treatment at Hematology Center.
Ruben has 2 dreams, and we will do our best to fulfill them. He dreams to meet famous weightlifter Nazik Avdalyan and his favorite singer Mihran Tsarukyan.
On May 24, one of the dreams of Ruben (as well as Romik) came true. Mihran Tsarukyan readily responded to our request and visited Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.
Ruben was very excited and promised his beloved singer to recover by the next meeting.
We are grateful to Mihran Tsarukyan for his readiness to cheer our kids up. Positive emotions from this meeting will surely help Ruben and our other kids to recover faster.
Please meet Hrant – 6 years old. He is from Yerevan, and has a younger brother.
He loves cars very much. He is very proud of having the largest and the most diverse collection of cars.
In October, 2018 Hrant was diagnosed with Burkitt’s Lymphoma. Now he is getting his treatment at Hematology Center․
Hrant, despite his young age, prefers to listen to classical music and loves to sleep under the symphonic music.
He is a wonderful painter. His talent was revealed when after waking up from coma he asked his mother for a paper and pencil and drew one of the well known paintings of Picasso.
He dreams of becoming a good doctor, just like his doctor Lala Vagharshakyan.
Hrant has also another big wish – to meet with Yerevan Mayor Hayk Marutyan and to have a photo with him.
Today was a great day! We could make one more kid’s dream a reality. If you remember when we introduced Hrant, we told that one of his dreams was to meet the mayor of Yerevan Hayk Marutyan. Today our Hrant, his brother David and their mom were hosted at the City Hall. There were many surprises waiting for them there- they met the mayor, got a chance to sit on his chair and even signed a document. At the end of the meeting our Hrant amd Mr. Marutyan exchanged gifts. After the high level meeting the boys got a tour of the city hall and the museum. Who knows maybe one day, one of these boys will become the mayor of Yerevan. DREAM ON KIDS!
We would like to say special thanks to Mr Marutyan and entire staff of the City Hall for making Hrant’s dream come true and for making this a great day for both Hrant and David
Please meet Arcrun- 18 years old. He is from Spitak, has two brothers, elder and younger.
Arcrun was practicing karate for many years and has great achievements and awards. However since January, 2016 his life has changed drastically. He was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leucosis. In the beginning he was scared and lost, but then he gathered all his strength and decided not to give up. As a result of that he is now almost recovered. He is still in process of treatment at Hematology Center.
His greatest wish is that all the children of the world are happy and healthy.
He also has another dream, which you CAN help come true. Arcrun dreams to become a professional hairdresser. For that he needs to attend hairdresser classes, and get some hairdressing accessories.
Please meet Tamara – 10 years old, from Yerevan. Tamara has 2 brothers.
She is this absolutely sweet and cute girl with great strength. Tamara has already once defeated this sickness.
However in January, 2019, she was diagnosed again with acute lymphoblastic leucosis. Now she is getting her treatment at Hematology Center named after Yeolyan. Inspite of that Tamara is not getting discouraged and is ready to fight back again and win.
She has this special 😉 notebook, where she writes down all her dreams and wishes, which she will make true after her recovery.
Tamara dreams to learn to paint/draw.
She also really wants to visit Citizen entertaining center and Exotarium to see the famous big turtle there.
P.S. We are so excited to say that our Tamara’s dreams are also coming true. She has already started taking drawing classes on February 10. While she is in hospital, the teacher will be visiting her there and they will have classes! As for Tamara’s visits to Cityzen and Exotarium, those visits are also arranged. Once our sweet girl is back home from the hospital and is ready for some fun, those visits will be arranged! We are very grateful to all big-hearted people who immediately stepped in an offered their help to make Tamara’s dreams come true.
Please meet Arkady – 11 years old.
He is from Hrazdan, has two brothers, elder and younger. He is in 6th grade and is a very good student. Arkady is a multitalented kid. He draws, sings and plays several musical instruments – guitar, drum, piano. He has participated in a number of concerts and cultural festivals (The Artmusic, The Renaissance). Besides, Arkady likes to play chess with his grandmother, who is a chess champion by the way. In December, 2018 Arkady was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Now he is getting his treatment at Hematological Center named after Yeolyan. His life has changed completely after this diagnosis. Even though he is very young, but perception of values has really changed for him. He is such a brave kid, that he is not shying away to say that, he is afraid…..of how is disease will progress. But Arkady also believes that people’s love and warmth will help him go through this hard times and WIN. His biggest dream is to recover soon and go back to his normal life. Arkady also has a wish to meet composer Edgar Gyanjumyan and tp perform a duet with him.
P. S. On January 26 was Arkady’s birthday. He has turned 12.
Edgar Gyanjumyan came to congratulate him. We are so grateful that we could bring him some joy by making one of his dreams come true today. Edgar also brought gifts for Arkady – easel and painting supplies.
We truly believe that this meeting and all the positive emotions that came with it will have a huge impact on Arkady’s further treatment process.
During our meeting it was also agreed, that once Arkady is healthy and out of hospital they will record a song together with Edgar Gyanjumyan.