Yasmin Pavri, from New Jersey, USA, was felicitated with ‘2019 Susan Galligan Volunteer of the Year’ Award, by the New York City Hemophilia Chapter (NYCHC). The Susan Galligan Volunteer of the Year Award is given to the Chapter volunteer who has made the greatest impact on both – the chapter and the community. A resident of Allendale in New Jersey, Yasmin lives with husband Cyrus and children – Farah and Porus, dedicating her time towards volunteering at the NYCHC. The Pavri family are active members of the ZAGNY (Zoroastrian Association of Greater New York).
Yasmin settled in the US in 2006 along with her 2-year-old son, Porus, who was detected with severe ‘Hemophilia A’ and soon after, developed inhibitors. She got involved with NYCHC to better understand her son’s medical condition so as to provide him the best possible care. After receiving helpful tips and tools from NYCHC, Yasmin decided to volunteer with the chapter in order to help other families who were undergoing similar predicaments. In Yasmin’s words, “the chapter did good for us, and we wanted to return the good back to the chapter.”
Yasmin has volunteered at NYCHC for eight years now and is an active member of the Walk Committee, the Inhibitor Committee and the Gala Committee. On being a Volunteer, Yasmin said, “I learned how to volunteer from my mother, who would go out of her way to help the elderly and needy in our community.” She plans to continue volunteering as long as she can, just like her mother!
Courtesy: Parsi Khabar