In the middle of September 2013 Karina went to Kharkov again for her third operation. This time, exactly as it had been planned, both hands were operated. The doctors managed to separate both little fingers and now the girl has three on each hand.
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At the moment there are 135 children at NBH; 90% of them have affection of central nervous system, or musculoskeletal system, or hearing and sight, or inborn and hereditary disabilities of different levels; 40% of those children suffer additionally from cerebral palsy.
children with cerebral palsy
Masha came to the NBH right after her birth and immediately became everybody’s favorite. No wonder! She is a real angel. Unfortunately the girl had inborn heart disease and urgently needed serious treatment.
Masha at the Kiev’s railway station
In the beginning of October we organized her trip to Kiev; after having passed all necessary tests and consultations Masha was left at the hospital (KCC, Kiev Cardio Center).
NBH always requires large amounts of hygiene products!
For over two years, a friend from Germany is sending these products to Nikolaiev on a monthly bases.
monthly set of products
The set includes: single use medical gloves of different sizes, face masks, hand and surface disinfection, single use plastic aprons and single use bed diapers.
Vadim was refused by his mother right after birth because of his disease: cleft palate and cleft upper lip.
Thus he was taken to NBH and and Les Amis de Svieta decided to help him and organize needed operations.
Vadim at NBH right after arrival
On June 1st, Ukraine celebrated Children’s Day. It has become a good tradition at NBH to invite sponsors for a concert organized by children.
The atmosphere of the holiday was in the air: nicely decorated concert hall, children in national costumes, presents, songs and dances….
Olga Ivanovna (director of NBH) takes care of the children at the orphanage on different levels. She also pays a lot of attention to childrens spiritual development.
Green, nicely decorated flowerbeds at the orphanage are part of this process.
flowerbed at NBH
For a few years now, LAdS has been working on renovating bathrooms and kitchenettes in groups. While all bathrooms have been done, there were five kitchenettes remaining
We are happy to let you know that thanks to kind support of a dear friend and sponsor one more kitchenette has been fully renewed (4 more to go).
Update from March 26th, 2013
Repair of main laundry room of NBH is now terminated. It is not only clean and nice but also meets all sanitary requirements. The laundry is now fit to handle daily load of lining and children clothes.
Main laundry room
Water supply and sewage systems have been completely replaced. This avoid high humidity in the room as it was with previous leaking one.
Water supply & sewage tubes
We heartedly thank everybody who donated money to this project. THANK YOU!
There are still some repairs to be done in other rooms of the laundry, like replace some windows and floors, for example.
Floors to be replaced
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Update from April 3rd
Alla travelled to Children’s Cardio Center in Kiev and was successfully operated in the beginning of March.
Alla on her bed at KCC
Post operation period ran more or less smoothly for about a month and Alla came back home, to NBH.
Alla back at NBH after cardiac surgery
At the moment she’s doing great, her life is out of danger and we heartedly thank our American friends and sponsors Helen and Jim, who paid for the operation and helped to safe her life. A BIG THANK YOU!!!