Neos Kosmos recently wrote about 17-year-old Giannis Kordilas who is fighting leukemia.

In 2013 the teenager was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia type B and in his battle to beat cancer, endures long-term chemotherapy and has had to make sacrifices that have deprived him of the common joys of childhood.

Giannis needs to go to Germany for treatment and due to the enormous costs, the municipality of Paleo Faliro started a campaign to raise money to help achieve the goal.

Our readers responded with the true Greek ‘filotimo’ and did not go amiss by mayor of Paleo Faliro who acknowledged our readerships efforts with the following letter sent to Editor-in-Chief of our newspaper Sotiris Hatzimanolis:

Dear Editor,

In regards to the publicity by your reputable and reliable newspaper of the story of 17-year-old Giannis Kordilas and the effort to raise money to support him and his family, I want to contact you and thank you for your sensitivity.

The response was moving and heartfelt, which proves in practice the trust and acceptance that exists towards you and your newspaper by the Greeks of Australia.

As a municipal authority we are grateful for the substantial support of our effort on your part and we will acknowledge your contribution that helped significantly in achieving the goal that was set.

The Municipality of Paleo Faliro, consider that our expatriates are an integral part of Greece and believe in their very important role at all levels through their long-term patriotic and philanthropic action, aims to deepen and further strengthen the relationship between the motherland and Hellenes abroad.

Moving forward, we will inform you about our actions and work, creating a bridge of communication between our expatriate citizens and their birthplace, in order to maintain and strengthen the ties with their homeland.

Yours sincerely,

The Mayor of Paleo Faliro
Giannis Fostiropoulos

Those who wish to support the effort can make a direct deposit to the below bank account or via PayPal


ACCOUNT NUMBER: 6574-125826-162

IBAN GR 72 0171 5740 0065 7412 5826 162 SWIFT CODE




Contact Info

Stella Hanioti (mother)
Phone: 6936657046