In the presence of frontline workers, a large Christmas tree was illuminated in front of the AHEPA University General Hospital in Thessaloniki.
Also in attendance was the Mayor of Thessaloniki Konstantinos Zervas and the Deputy Mayor of Thessaloniki of Tourism and Culture Maria Karagianni.
“This year we have different lighting of the Christmas tree. We are at AHEPA hospital, which has been on the front line since the beginning of the pandemic. We came here to give joy and breath to our fellow citizens and be close to those who are sick and fighting the disease,” Zervas said.
“The heart of Thessaloniki beats in the hospital here and it is extremely important for all of us to be by their side. Especially these days, because the real meaning of Christmas is love and solidarity,” he added.
On his part, the director of AHEPA Dr Panagiotis Panteliadis, thanked the Municipality of Thessaloniki for the joy they are giving to the hospital by decorating the “wonderful tree”.
“With this celebration, we all spread a message together, of joy and optimism, for these difficult days that we are going through,” he concluded.
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Last month, three children sent a touching message to their mother, who was being treated at AHEPA in Thessaloniki for coronavirus.
“Mom we love you” George, Despina and Evgenis wrote in big letters on the banner.
The children couldn’t visit their mother in hospital, so instead they came up with the idea of a banner so that she could always see that they send their love and strength.