PRINCESS KATHERINE TRYING TO SAVE ANOTHER CHILD'S LIFE
Belgrade, 17 October 2008 – Her Royal Highness Crown
Princess Katherine together with HE Mr. Krister Bringeus, the Swedish
Ambassador visited today little Teodora Maksimovic, a twelve-year old girl
from Kosova and Metohija who is suffering from leukaemia and who is at the
moment hospitalized in Children’s Hospital in Tirosova, Belgrade.
The Crown Princess and the Ambassador were welcomed by
Prof. Dr. Ida Jovanovic, the Deputy Director of Tirsova Hospital, Dr.
Dragana Janic, Head of Haematology and Oncology Department.
The Crown Princess Katherine through her Foundations in
Belgrade and Athens is once again pulling all connections to save another
Young Teodora Maksimovic will be sent on Monday, 20
October to the Children’s Aghia Sophia Hospital in Athens, where she will
have bone marrow transplantation. This complicated and delicate operation
will be performed by Prof. Dr. Stelios Graphakos, Head of Department for
Bone Marrow Transplantation.
Hopefully, the hospital in Greece will find a right match
from the international bone marrow bank for little Teodora and that the
surgery will have the best possible result for little Teodora and her
The Crown Princess Katherine is thanking on this occasion
to everyone that supported this great effort and join her in this mission of
saving lives. Among theme are Greek Minister of Health, Greek Ambassador in
Serbia, HE Mr. Christos Panagopoulos, Prof. Dr. Stelios Graphakos, from
Aghia Sophia Hospital, Prof Dr. Ida Jovanovic and Dr. Draga Janjic, from
Children’s Hospital in Tirsova.