In 2021 we completed our global Grant project "Hotel Dieu" in cooperation with the RC Beirut Cosmopolitan to provide the financial means to cover open-heart surgery for at least six children. The operations were done free of charge by the cardiatric heart surgeons of the Hospital Hotel Dieu and our contribution paid for the hospital costs resulting in a total of CHF 40’000. This contribution allowed for 11 heart surgeries to be financed on children who could otherwise not afford it.
We have now submitted our second Global Grant with total funds raised in the amount of USD 71'150!
We are very grateful for the support and funds received from the participating Rotary Clubs (RC Zurich City, RC REC2000, RC Thonon-Leman, RC Evian-Thonon) as well as the Districts 2000, 1980, 1990 and 1780 and the matching contribution from the Rotary Foundation World Fund.
Many thanks also to our own Rotary Club members and the Hotel Dieu team.
Claudia, Daniela and Marianne Hopsch from the RC Zurich City will attend the Rotary District Convention in Beirut in May, and on that occasion we will visit the hospital "Hotel Dieu" and meet with our Rotarian friends in Beirut as well as Dr. Ramzi Ashoush and his team of cardiologists.