In Praise of Decency

March 23, 2015

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Greek Prime Minister Aircraft Used for Sick Child’s Transfer to Germany

by Philip Chrysopoulos

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The aircraft used for transportation of the Greek head of state has been put in emergency use for transferring a sick child to Hanover, Germany.

A spokesperson for “Smile of the Child” voluntary organization said that a 12-year-old girl with a brain tumor had to be transferred urgently to a hospital in Hanover to undergo surgery.

The official announcement made by “Smile of the Child” is as follows:

“The “Smile of the Child” in cooperation with the Prime Minister’s Office, the doctors of Aglaia Kyriakou Hospital and the ambulance team, joined forces for the emergency transfer of little Despina from Athens to Hanover, Germany.

The mobilization of all involved was immediate, sustained and coordinated with the main concern being to find the safest way for Despina to travel. Under the pressure of time and intense emotions, the solution was given by the Office of the Prime Minister which lent the presidential aircraft for Despina to go to Germany.

The surgery is today. We ask for your prayers that the surgery will succeed and Despina will return home soon!”

It should be noted that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was in Brussels at the time, where he had traveled using a commercial airline.