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IWC Berlin Europea and IWC Varna Europea united their ideas for a joint social project that started in September 2018, to make a pleasant surprise and give joy to children and women in need.
Ronald McDonald House Berlin hosted seriously ill children treated in German hospitals and their families. One of these children is George from Bulgaria. Only 2 years old, he was diagnosed with a severe leukemia. Despite chemotherapy, treatment does not produce the necessary results in Bulgaria and Georgewas approved for emergency treatment in Germany.
His single mother Iva Ivanova packed all her hopes and desires in a suitcase and left for Berlin with him. George is waiting for a bone marrow transplantation. Apart from George, two Macedonian children are treated in Berlin too. Iva and their mothers are friends, but they still feel lonely away from their homes.
This story touched the friends of the two Inner Wheel clubs and inspired them to "bring" Bulgarian cuisine to Berlin,to make these women feel at home.
Every Thursday volunteers prepare dinner for all 40 inhabitants of Ronald McDonald House Berlin. On January 10, on the day of Inner Wheel, the house smelled of Bulgaria.
The members of IWC Varna Europea have chosen and translated into German recipes for Bulgarian meals. On a trip to Berlin in December 2018, the President of IWC Varna Europea - Stela Zhelyazkova met with friends from IWC Berlin Europea, discussed the recipes and how to prepare the dishes. The members of IWC Berlin Europea provided the products from the Bulgarian stores in Berlin and prepared the dinner.
Everyone enjoyed the delicious Bulgarian cuisine. The smell of Bulgarian banitsa and spiced musaka created a warm and different atmosphere in the house.
IWC Berlin Europea and IWC Varna Europea believe in the strength of love, support and efforts of Inner Wheel. They believe this is the way to give hope for the recovery of George and all other children in Ronald McDonald House Berlin.
What a beautiful way to celebrate the 95th Inner Wheel Day!
Yanislava Ilieva NR 2017/2019 - D248