Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine officially opened the reconstructed Psychiatric hospital Kovin, after the three months works and donation of US $90,000 which were provided by Lifeline Chicago Humanitarian Organization whose patron is HRH Crown Princess Katherine. The sponsor of this valuable project was The John and Mildred Medic Wuchenich Foundation, whose families are one of the biggest individual donors to Lifeline Chicago.
Besides other reparations, 4 bathrooms were refurbished and 38 windows and entrance doors were replaced with new ones, on the ground floor and the first floor of the hospital.
“The occasion for my today’s visit is a great donation, in the value of 90,000 dollars, thanks to which the hospitals’ bathrooms were reconstructed and new doors and windows were purchased. The donation has been provided through the Lifeline Chicago office, whose patron I am, and provided as a grant from the Foundation of family Wuchenich from the United States of America. This is the third time that the Wuchenich family is helping our hospitals, through their fund. I am happy because through this donation we will make your work a little easier, and the patients’ stay in hospital a lot more comfortable. My husband HRH Crown Prince Alexander and I will continue to help at the same pace. I would like to say that without our friends and people from the diaspora this donation would not be possible. That is why I most sincerely thank them for the aid they provided”, said HRH Crown Princess Katherine.
All 6 family members of Wuchenich foundation visited Kovin on the June 2017 during the Lifeline Chicago mission trip to Serbia.
“The bathrooms reflected respect for the patients. Our foundation is privileged to contribute to the basic needs of our neighbours. Lifeline Chicago’s commitment to people who are otherwise invisible to many, is the Gospel in work clothes”, said Mrs. Danielle Wuchenich after visiting Kovin.
Dr. Aleksandra Gavrilovic, the director of the Psychiatric hospital Kovin warmly thanked HRH Crown Princess Katherine, Lifeline Chicago and The John and Mildred Medic Wuchenich Foundation for their great help.