Winter brings not only holidays, presents and lots of fun by outdoors games with the snow but also lots of extra worries for the doctors because it is the season of viruses and flus.
As always, unfortunately there was no budget available to buy anti-flu vaccine nor for necessary winter medics for the children of the orphanages in Ukraine.
And as always Les Amis de Svieta came to help. It has become the tenth year when our friends in America, Helen and Jim Smith (the leaders of Svieta Inc.) have kindly paid for more than 100 doses of anti-flu vaccine for NBH.
“I will manage everything if my mum is nearby” at NBH is an unprecedented project. Until now, we had no experience with hosting adults at NBH (mothers in this case). That’s why we now face a challange we couldn’t foresee, also the project is already “ongoing”. Bathroom reconstruction is the problem. Bathrooms were just big enough for children. Now the same bathroom will be used by both the mother and her child. For example now we need to install a shower cabin and a sink for the mother, which leaves no more space for the changing table and baby bathtub.
That’s why we came up with the following idea: bathtub and changing table kombi.
Lack of clothes and especially shoes for children have always been a problem for all Ukrainian orphanages. If we are talking about boarding school for children between 5 and 18, plus economical situation when all the prices in Ukraine have exploded, you can say without any hesitation this is one of the biggest problem nowadays.
That’s why when ZuBS applied to Les Amis de Svieta with the request to help them to buy shoes for children, we knew right away we had to help somehow. Luckily enough we had an opportunity to get 50 pair of shoes at a very good price , which were paid by our friend and sponsor Hanni.
Thank you Hanni for your kindness, generosity, care and participation. Your contribution constantly has been helping Ukrainian children all these years!
Updated news January 23rd, 2016 Olga Ivanovna is doing fine and coping well with radiation 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!!!
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 directly, so she can send you instructions on how and where to send money.
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. more
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 has to go to Kiev every six month or so. We reported about his second trip here.
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.
Michail is already 13 months. What is strange, he is in good health. He is active and eats quite a bit. more