Lilit the young Armenian girl suffering from cystic fibrosis who attracted worldwide attention due to the coverage of Hetq, will be celebrating Children’s Day in her new home.
Contributions from caring individuals near and far made this new house a reality for Lilit and her family in the village of Sipanik. They had been living in a cold and damp trailer until Hetq readers came to the family’s rescue.
Due to her illness, 11 year-old Lilit couldn’t participate with the other kids in the fun and games celebrating Children’s Day. Nevertheless, she was in good spirits.
Now she enjoys her own room and told us that she picked out the color of her curtains and the light fixture.
Most importantly, she says that when she now gets tired she can retire to her own room for some much needed rest. Lilit is studying for her final exams and wants to get good grades.
The young girl has found a new hobby – drying and arranging the roses in the garden. She also pitches in with the care of the twenty or so chickens the family now raises. Lilit has named her favorite chick “Masha”.
|Lilit proudly shows off her dried roses||Lilit, her favorite chick “Masha” and her brother Feliks|
Narineh, Lilit’s aunt, has moved into the new house with her kids as well. Narineh and her sister, Lilit’s mom, help each other with raising the extended family.
They’ve already planted potatoes and beans in the garden outside the house and plan to add tomatoes and eggplant seedlings. The sisters confide that they don’t have green thumbs, living as they did in Yerevan, but are getting the hang of it slowly.
After spending a few hours with the family, we said our goodbyes. Lilit told us that she misses her friends in Yerevan who have visited the family since Hetq first wrote about them last year.
Lilit hopes that they will visit Sipanik soon, so that her family can invite them to their new home.
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