Children who had been experienced the disaster in the earthquake region watched the trainings of both teams before the Champions League Final in Istanbul.
The children who had two-day trip of Istanbul, met with world-wide famous stars.
The kids that took souvenir photos with football players, also with the jerseys that handed to them, they got mini balls that signed as ‘’UEFA Champions League Istanbul’’ by players.
The common features of the children who have great happiness is that they received orthotic-prosthetic support by the Alliance of International Doctors (AID).
AID President Dr. Mevlit Yurtseven, who made a statement about the organization, said that they are proud to be a part of such a project.
In addition to thanked Zeynep Koç, the Leader of the Hopes Overcome the Obstacles project, Ministries of Health, Cultur, Tourism, Youth, and Sports, Turkiye Football Federation, UEFA andvolunteers, Yurtseven also explained the efforts they have done in the earthquake region as a foundation.
‘’Without wasting any time, we headed to the region after the earthquake. With field hospitals, medical assistance, medicinal supplies, and logistics efforts, we rushed into action to help our folks.’’ Tatar also provided details regarding the "Free Orthotics-Prosthetics" project.
We Revealed All Our Accumulation
‘’The magnitude of the earthquake and the amount of damage it caused is huge. There are thousands of people who lost their lives, there are survivors. Obviously, the priority of the matter was in this part. We also worked with our partner organizations and volunteers to heal the wounds in Hatay, Kahramanmaraş and the whole region. We had been in the region since the first day. But children, particularly those who have loss of limb, had very difficult times. We departed to help these kids. As AID, we have a great orthotic-prosthesis experience and technological opportunities. We revealed this accumulation and started to help our children.’’
AID Prosthesis Projects Manager and Head of the Physically Disabled Foundation, Biomedical Specialist Prof. Dr. Yasar Tatar explained the details of the free prosthesis project.
Tatar stated that they support kids psychologically, adding that ‘’Difficulties are overcome together. We work with this belief, and support children and their families. They won’t forget these two days spent in Istanbul for the rest of their lives. Now, they feel stronger and happier. They realized that they were not alone once again. It is also important for them to experience this excitement with their families. We still offer free orthosis and prosthetic support. We expect those who want to benefit from contact us by calling 0553 928 76 34.’’