Category United States

Training courses in Poland need funding

Olga has a new request for funding, training courses in Poland for two NBH rehabilitologists. This rehabilitation program uses a method of “conductive education” (CE) developed by Hungarian András Pető. Pető was a Hungarian doctor, who has created a framework for an educational model, in which children with disabilities could have an education that met their particular physical and intellectual needs. CE has gained more and more acceptance in the education of children with motor disorders, for children who have cerebral palsy or brain injury.
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Art Therapy update

Updated news 7.5.2017 regarding “Art Therapy” after second Art Therapies has graduated here!

Almost six months have passed since the launching of the new art therapy rehabilitation program. It has become the most favorite occupation for all children at NBH. The project has overcome all, even the most optimistic prognoses and expectations. Children just love it. And the results are also incredible: the most “difficult” and closed children reveal their inner world, gain trust toward grown-ups.
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Update: “I will manage everything if my mum is nearby”

Updated news 25.12.2016 regarding next phase of “I will manage everything if my mum is nearby” here!

At the beginning of 2016 we started a new and revolutionary project at NBH, aimed for mums with a handicapped child. Today, we are happy to inform you that the biggest project of 2016 is progressing at full speed. All preparation work has been finished; all the rooms have been dismantled.

old doors are being taken away

old doors are being taken away


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Success: anti-Flu Vaccine for NBH & KrBH 2016

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.

anti-flu vaccine delieved at NBH

anti-flu vaccine delieved at NBH


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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!

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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!!!

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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


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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.
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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!
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Isolation Room at NBH

Updated news April 4th, 2015 isolation room project completed!

The main purpose of the isolation room is to prevent contagious diseases from being spread from a child to other children. If a child gets ill and doctors suspect any kind of infection it must immediately be separated from the rest of the children. In this case it is put in the isolation room. There a child will be properly examined, diagnosed and treated till there is no more danger for the other children in their group.
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