Mathew Brock McConkey, Director of Prosthetics and Orthotic Rehabilitation at the renowned Shriners Hospitals, traveled to Cyprus for the second time in the last four months to provide high-quality care to children who were deemed in need of prosthetic limbs, splints and other orthopedic rehabilitation aids.
More specifically, the visit took place in the framework of the cooperation of the George & Thelma Paraskevaides Foundation with the Shriners Hospitals of the USA from Monday 24/4/23 until Thursday 27/4/2023, in order to apply the necessary aids to 33 children from Cyprus, Lebanon and Syria. The application took place in the specially designed area of the Paraskevaides Foundation with the help of a Cypriot specialist.
According to a statement from the George & Thelma Paraskevaides Foundation, "Thanks to the George and Thelma Paraskevaides Foundation, the orthopedic doctors of the Shriners Hospital, in the 40 years of this partnership with them, have examined more than 16,000 children to date and more than 4,000 children have been sent to America for further examinations, surgeries and hospitalization."
Children who need specialized treatment are referred by the George and Thelma Paraskevaides Foundation - regardless of whether their family can afford the required amount - to Shriners hospitals in America for surgery and treatment.