Suren, David and Melanya Petrosyan (Ramenskoye)

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"The most extraordinary and rare mother is awarded"

Moscow Region

"The most extraordinary and rare mother is awarded," these words begin the certificate of honor, signed on June 1, 2017 by the director of the Research Institute of Pediatrics, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Leila Namazova-Baranova. The diploma was presented to Melana Petrosyan, a resident of Ramenskoye (Moscow region). Together with her husband Suren, they are raising their 13-year-old beloved son David and have been helping him fight a serious illness for 9 years.

The award was given to Melana, among other things, "... for the ability to heroically endure difficulties in the upbringing and treatment of not only her rare child, but also helping other families with the same children, giving love and hope for light and goodness and urging never to give up under any circumstances and life difficulties.

According to family friends, Melania and Suren have always sought and sought the best medical treatment, refuting the myth that Jehovah's Witnesses allegedly "refuse medical treatment." All these years, Melana and Suren were helped in overcoming difficulties by their faith, advice from the holy book of the Bible, and the support of fellow believers. The ban imposed on the activities of Jehovah's Witnesses made life much more difficult for David and his parents.