I am writing to you on behalf of the Foundation Skrivany which was established to provide humanitarian assistance to people with chronic diseases, transplanted persons and persons with disabilities. Establishing the Foundation is our family decision because more than 20 years, we deal with issues related to the care and treatment of long-term patients for whom it was known that the only way to treat is liver transplantation. Whan my sister was 18 years old terminal liver disease was diagnosed. At that time (1990), of course, now body could even think about transplantation as a real possibility of treatment in our country, but we never lost hope that the day will come when it will be realized.
My sister, for our happiness, had liver transplantation done in 2010 in Novi Sad by an eminent team of doctors headed by prof. dr. Zoran Milosevic. She thank God, now feels very good and it's driving the spark for the formation of such an organization. Therefore, the Foundation was established to provide humanitarian assistance to those who need it most. The idea is to bring together all people of good will, to move them to think about the necessity of such action, to encourage awareness of this type of solidarity, bearing in mind what is the need for a transplantaation. There is astounding number of patients waiting for a new organ, and a shocking number of those who do not live to receive it.
the founder of the Foundation
Board of Directors and legal representative
Ferenc Franja Skrivany, Chairman of the Board
Born in 1950 in Maradik attended a business school in Novi Sad.Was emploiyed in STOTEKS- as a manager and then as a head of the department in the wholesale market. Meanwhile enrolled Higher economic-commercial school. He then worked in the High school dorm as sales-economic. After years of working in the public sector he decided to try his hand as a private. In1985 became one of the first self -employed traders opening a private store, and then he kept the private company ’’Europe Skrivany“, which involved the travel agency. Collaborates effectively with business partners from Australia and Canada.
During the nineties, given that our country was in a very difficult cultural and socio-economic status and isolation, the agency's work focuses on humanitarian work in terms of connecting families at home and abroad. Establishing contact between them and mutual help. Bearing in mind the socio-economic degradation of life that existed during this period, which coincided with with the illness of his older daughter, Mr Skrivany decides to change his activity and gradually withdraws from the earlier activity and the increasingly turns to beekeeping.
In 1992 hi began to be engaged in beekeeping, which is taught by renowned beekeepers, Mr. Kolarovic, Mr. Radosevic Mr. Jovovic. He becomes an active member of the Green Network Association of Vojvodina, and helps to spread the knowledge and experience of beekeeping and good agricultural practices. After a decades-long struggle for the health of his older daughter, and being aware of the help and support of family, many good people, doctors, friends and even random acquaintances, in Mr. Skrivany maturing the idea of starting a family charitable organization that will aim to get all the good, friendship and acquired knowledge over the years directed towards those who are currently in this or a similar problem. In 2013 established the family Humanitarian Foundation, the Foundation Skrivany.
MD PhD Zoran Milosevic, a board member
Born in Novi Sad in 1966. Faculty of Medicine in Novi Sad graduated in 1991 average grade 9.70 and since 1992 he is permanently employed at the Clinic for Abdominal and Endocrine Surgery KC Vojvodina. Specialist exam in 1996 and in the same year he defended his master's thesis entitled "Analysis of the parameters of peritoneal lavage in blunt abdominal trauma." In 1997 graduated from basic training in laparoscopic surgery at the University Hospital in Graz, Austria. On the professional development of liver surgery resided in the United States in 1998 at the Dumont-UCLA Transplant Center at MD PhD Busuttil's. During 1999 and 2000 worked at Ljubljana Clinical Centre with MD PhD Eldar Gaziev, in 2001 in Paris at the hospital Beaujon at MD PhD Belghiti's, in 2002 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York with MD Blumgart. In 2003 and 2006 University of Tokyo Japan and in 2007 in Berlin at the University of Berlin Charite Clinic.
He was appointed appointed as assistant at the Department of Surgery at Faculty of Medicine in Novi Sad in 1997. In 2001 he defended his doctoral thesis entitled "Early ultrasound detection of free peritoneal fluid in blunt abdominal injury" and in the same year he was appointed assistant professor. Since 2005 as an professor at the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine in Novi Sad. In 2004 he became the chief of the Clinic for Abdominal, Endocrine and Transplantation Surgery in Novi Sad and coordinator of the national branch INRVA. Member of Serbian Medical Society (SLD), the Society of Physicians of Vojvodina (DLV), the Association of Herniologists in Serbia (UHS), the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), the European Association of Digestive Surgeons (EDS), the European Association for Trauma and Emergency Surgery (EATEC).
MD PhD Dragan Dankuc, a board member
Was born in 1960 and is a professor of Otolaryngology at the Medical Faculty of the University of Novi Sad. He graduated medicine in 1986 in Novi Sad, with an average grade 9,63.Specijalization in otolaryngology ended in 1994, the Faculty of Medicine in Novi Sad.Master study entitled "Determination of the value of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of diseases of the paranasal cavities" ended in 1996 at the Faculty of Medicine in Novi Sad. He received his PhD on the topic: "The Importance of tympanoplasty - drawbridge - in the surgical treatment of chronic middle ear disease" in 2001 at the Medical Faculty in Novi Sad. The director of the Clinic for ear, nose and throat Clinical Center Vojvodina since 2002.
He is an active member of the Serbian Medical Society since 1989. He was the president of the Otolaryngology Section of the Society of Physicians of Vojvodina Serbian Medical Society from 2002 to 2006 and Vice President of Otolaryngology Section of the Serbian Medical Society from 2004 to 2008. Vice President of the Medical Society of Vojvodina Serbian Medical Society was from 2009 to 2011. President of the Society of Physicians of Vojvodina Serbian Medical Society since 2011 and Vice President of the Serbian Medical Society. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Medical Society of Physicians of Serbian Medical Society. The Reviewer of three national medical journals. The member of the International Association of European Academy of Otology and Neuro-Otology since 2002. He became the associate member of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the Serbian Medical Society in 2014. He is a member of the Assembly of the Serbian Medical Chamber and the Regional Assembly of the Medical Association of Vojvodina since 2010. Out of degrees and other awards he received a Plaque of the Medical Society of Vojvodina of Serbian Medical Society in 2008. Serbian Medical Society awarded him a prize for the organization of health services in Belgrade, 6th May 2014.
MD PhD Miodrag Krstic, a board member
Born in Belgrade in 1961. He graduated with a 9.78 GPA in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade in 1983 where he completed his postgraduate studies in gastroenterohepatology. Master thesis entitled "Assessment to the pathogenesis and evolution of fibrotic changes in the liver by determining N-terminal peptide of procollagen III serum" defended in 1991. Specialist studies in internal medicine ended in 1993 with, honors, and his doctoral dissertation entitled "Correlation of Doppler-ehotomografic and endoscopic parameters of portal hypertension in various types of liver cirrhosis "defended in 1998 at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade.
He became professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the Medical School of the University of Belgrade in 2011. From 2004-2011the direktor of Clinic for Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Clinical Center of Serbia, and in 2013 he was elected the head of the unit for endoscopic ultrasonography Clinic for Gastroenterology, Clinical Center of Serbia. In1989 he became a member of the Serbian Medical Society (SLD), a member of the Section for Gastroenterology SLD, a member of hepatology section SLD, in 1991 the member of International Gastro-Surgical Club,from 2004 to 2008 the member of theEducational Committee of the World Association of Gastroenterologists and since 2007 a member of the American Gastroenterology Association. In 2009 the President of the Section for Gastroenterology SLD and President Nonsurgical Departments Serbian Section of the IASG (International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists). In the 2011- President of the Scientific Committee of the Congress of Gastroenterology of Serbia
Gabriela Gujas, a board member
Born in Novi Sad in 1972. Elementary and high school completed in the same city. She got sick in 1991 and since then the struggle for healing lasted. Over the years, family support, perseverance, self-sacrifice and self-discipline gives her the strength to overcome all the difficult periods of the disease. Although she knew that the final outcome of treatment is transplantation, which at that time wasn`t done in our country, Gabriela has not gave up at that time, she focus all her efforts towards the achievement of two for her biggest goals in her life, family and health. In 1998 she married, and in 1999 with the great help and support from family and doctors managed to carry a child and gave birth to a healthy son, Alexander, who is now among the best mathematicians in the country.
2010 MD PhD Z.Milosevic`s team did a liver transplant in Clinical Center Vojvodina in Novi Sad and Gabriela for the first time for nearly 20 years have got chance for a new, higher quality life.
In early childhood she showed inclination towards sports and the arts, after transplantation, Gabriela continues its versatile activities.
In 2009 she began to engage in yoga, and after the operation decides to become a teacher of yoga and subsequent years diligently strives towards this goal. In2011 she became secretary of the Association of Transplant Pantransplant from Novi Sad, and in 2013 became a member of the board in the family humanitarian organization Foundation Skrivany.
In 2015 she was elected as Coordinator of The International Organization The Art of Living Novi Sad.
A lawyer Uros P. Kerac, legal representative of the Foundation
Born in 1983 in Novi Sad, where he completed his elementary and high school. Higher school of legal orientations completed in 2004 in Novi Sad and became a jurist, then graduated in 2006 in Novi Sad, Faculty of Law, University Business Academy- economic direction and in 2007 graduated in Novi Sad, Faculty of Law, University Business Academy- Judicial Department.
Teaching associate status acquired in 2006 at the Faculty of Law of the University Business Academy, where it still maintains a practice in the field of commercial law. Later in 2006 he became a trainee lawyer in the Bar Association of Vojvodina, and passed the bar exam in 2009 in Novi Sad, where in the same year he became a lawyer.
In his law practice deals with commercial law and criminal law. Blunting legal entities and entrepreneurs before the Commercial Courts in Serbia, representing persons before the primary, higher and appellate courts in Serbia.
He defended the large number of defendants for the most serious crimes. Special knowledge in the field of juvenile rights gained in 2011 when the juvenile is offender, as well the minor is damaged in criminal proceedings.He defends and represents the minors before the High Courts in Serbia. In 2012 he became a delegate at the Assembly of the Serbian Bar Association, and in 2013 the delegate at theAssembly in Novi Sad-The Branch of the Bar Association of Vojvodina.
Daniela Skrivany, manager of the Foundation
Born in Novi Sad in 1979 where she completed primary and Medical high school. Because of the wide interests in youth, she engaged in recreational sports, and in 1995 in Aeroclub Novi Sad she became the youngest candidate in training for sport pilot, at the club and in the country. Sport pilot permission is acquired in the same club. She studies medicine at the Medical Faculty in Novi Sad. She speaks three foreign languages. When her sister got sick, all her energy, dedication and care directed toward her with the goal: to keep her cheerful spirit and strength to persevere over many long years and not faint in the battle with malignant disease. After the transplantation that saved her sister, she supports her father in order to establish a family charity foundation to help others, because the love of philanthropy adorns this unusual family. In 2013 with the help and support of family and eminent experts in the field of treatment chronical diseases and transplantation, she founded the family charitable organization “ Foundation Skrivany“.