About Valerie Hellermann

Valerie works endlessly toward her lifetime goal: To build a stronger, healthier, equitable and peaceful global community.

Day 3: Lesbos, Greece

By | 2018-02-02T02:15:06+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Categories: Lesbos, refugee|

Today went rather smoothly. We decided to limit our visit and saw 40 patients. Spending more time with each, Karen was able to do massage for some who were injured in bomb blasts and Mark did some acupuncture for stress and ptsd. Many just had colds and sinus issues - we gave them Tylenol, tissues and [...]

Day 1: Lesbos, Greece

By | 2018-02-02T02:15:25+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Lesbos, refugee|

We learned a lot our first day here and learned there is much to unravel ahead to understand the complexity of it all. Maneuvered the flight, upgrading to a van, visit to the local police station to register, met up with Omar in the morning and drove to Skila in the north. Our discussions with Omar [...]

On Our Way to Lesbos

By | 2018-02-01T07:10:14+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Lesbos, refugee|

Arrived in Athens - great seamless flight. Found Tama easily awaiting final team member from Istanbul. We leave at 5 am tomorrow for Lesbos. Word is many more refugees arriving due to Turkey / Syria escalation. We are carrying 300 lbs medical supplies and donations of new underwear and warm clothes. Drinking homemade wine, eating oranges [...]