Olga Ivanovna is scheduled for radiation therapy in Kiev

Updated news January 23rd, 2016 Olga Ivanovna is doing fine and coping well with radiation therapy!


Nikolaiev Baby House group kitchenette renovation

Updated news here!

We were able to secure finances for 1 more kitchenttes, that was finished recently. That leaves only 1 kitchenette to be renovated.

If you would like to help, please visit this page to find out how you can donate!
Or just click on the “PayPal Donate” logo on the left column.

Happy New Year 2016 !!!!



We heartily thank our donators and friends for their continuous support in 2015 and hope it will continue in 2016!
Take it easy and relax during holidays in order to start 2016 full of spirit and energy.

Bonne Année 2016 !!!
Happy New Year 2016 !!!
Glückliches Neues Jahr 2016 !!!
С новым годом 2016 !!!
Feliz año nuevo 2016 !!!
Masaya bagong taon 2016 !!!

Thank you to support Olga Ivanovna during her fight aginst cancer and thank you for your ongoing support and your donations to help Olga Ivanovna pay for her expensive treatment.

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Olga Ivanovna goes to Kiev for yet an other chemo therapy

Updated news December 31st, 2015 Olga is at home, recovering from chemo therapy!

A big THANK YOU to all of you who have donated money to make this cancer treatment possible!!!

Olga Ivanovna and her daughter Sasha waiting outside the night train from Nikolaiev to Kiev.

Update December 31st, 2015
Olga is currently at home in Nikolaiev, recovering from chemo therapy. Olga still feels weak and gets tired quickly but sickness is almost gone. Olga goes to work at NBH for a few hours each day.
In 2016, Olga will have to travel again to Kiev, for Radiation Oncology.

Needless to say, we urgently need more donations to enable Olga to continue the best treatment for her particular situation. Please help!

Donations for Olga Ivanovna:
If you would like to donate, please contact Vika by email directly, so she can send you instructions on how and where to send money.

Here you can read about the operation in November 2015.
And here you can read how it all began at the beginning of October 2015.

Art Therapy Rehabilitation Room at NBH finished!

Almost half a year ago we launched the biggest project of 2015: ART-THERAPY REHABILITATION ROOM!

We are proud to announce that the art therapy rehabilitation room is now finished.

We have decided to postpone the grand opening till Olga Ivanovna is back to work after cancer treatment but otherwise the children are already enjoying the lessons and sessions of art therapy.

a child drawing with fingers

a child drawing


Anti-Flu Vaccine for NBH & KrBH 2015

Updated news December 16th, 2015 Anti-Flu Vaccine program finished successfully!!!!

Nikolaiev Baby House and Kremenchuk Baby House need support for their yearly anti-flu vaccine program. Last year both Baby Houses were able to find sponsors for their respective anti-flu vaccination and this year we would like to help NBH & KrBH to find sponsors again! The success story was posted here.

Max and Yaroslav on the way to Kiev

Updated news November 23rd, 2015 Max and Yaroslav on their way home to Nikolaiev!!!!

Max, Yaroslav and Vika went by train to Kiev. It is the third trip for Max, while for Yaroslav it is the second trip.

Max on the left and Yaroslav

Max on the left and Yaroslav

Max has to go to Kiev every six month or so. We reported about his second trip here.


Olga Ivanovna, Director at NBH, operation in Kiev

Updated news November 22nd, 2015 Olga is at home, recovering. Next chemo therapy scheduled for November 27th.
A big THANK YOU to all of you who have donated money to make this cancer treatment possible!!!

Olga at home

Olga at home, after chemo therapy, recovering!


Michail has inborn immunodeficiency

Vika and Michail travelled to Kiev for a first time in May and she travelled with Michail a second time to Kiev on September 28th.
Michael suffers from an rare form of inborn immunodeficiency. This means that his immune system does not work properly and can’t resist infections (though he is not HIV positive) and second his body does not keep protein which he receives with food.

Michael 2
Michail is already 13 months. What is strange, he is in good health. He is active and eats quite a bit.

URGENT: Olga Ivanovna, Director of NBH, sick, breast cancer!

Updated news October 1st, 2015 Olga was in Kiev and is back home, tumor size reduced!

Olga Ivanovna, Director of the Nikolaiev Baby House (NBH), has developed cancer and requires urgent treatment. Unfortunately in Ukraine, patients have to pay everything themselves. Public health insurance does not exist and Olga will receive only the treatment she can pay for. If she cannot pay for required medication (chemo therapy), she will not get it. We need donations!