GLENDALE : Armenians to Honor Hospital Team
Leaders of Glendale’s Armenian-American community plan to honor the Glendale Adventist Medical Center team that donated its services last month to rehabilitate a wounded Armenian freedom-fighter.
Local Armenian organizations paid to bring the 22-year-old soldier, Artour Ovtchian, to the hospital in June after he was partially paralyzed defending the war-torn Armenian Republic of Nagorno-Karabagh.
The young soldier was released from the hospital walking with a cane three weeks ago.
Ovtchian, along with community leaders, will speak at a reception Tuesday for the team of physical therapists and other hospital staff members who helped him get back on his feet.
The reception is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. in the hospital’s auditorium. It will be hosted by the Armenian National Committee, Armenian Culture Foundation and the Armenian Relief Society.