Meet Susan Avjian, the first of our unsung heroes for Women’s History Month. Susan is a long time member of Juicy Wise Women and has inspired us with her many interesting life experiences. Susan is a wife and mother of three grown children. Her two-year old granddaughter is her pride and joy. Susan presently supports her father as his caregiver, ”office manager” and chauffeur. She has aided and traveled with him in pre-Covid appearances for Holocaust related speeches and meetings and in Covid times the multiple zoom meetings for the varied Holocaust supporting organizations he is still involved in, in his 9th decade of life. She gives of herself generously, inside and outside of her family.
Susan has spent many years volunteering with therapeutic riding programs and doing physical therapy with their clients. Prior to Covid, Susan transported belongings for the homeless. In response to the Covid epidemic, Susan has made over 200 masks (and counting) that she donated to non-profits and other organizations in need. She has participated in a variety of advocacy programs, including NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness), Moms Demand Action, and Vote Forward. She weekly meets with (pre-Covid) and speaks with (during Covid) a local Holocaust Survivor through a JSSA (Jewish Social Service Agency) Holocaust program.
We celebrate Susan Avjian for her kindness, compassion and generosity of spirit!