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The Smith family, now living in Florida, has sent this picture to be added to our galery.

Jim, Sarah, Helen and Zac Smith


Trip to Kiev with Artem and Yaroslav

Updated news regarding Yaroslav here!

Last week, March 17th, we made a trip to Kiev with two children from NBH to Kiev Cardio Center (KCC).

That was neither the first trip to Kiev for Yaroslav nor for Artem. Especially for Yaroslav it was a very important trip.

children in the train

children in the train


Olga Ivanovna is back at work

Olga Ivanovna has recovered and her hair is growing nicely. No need for a wig anymore, which is good!

Olga Ivanovna

Olga Ivanovna


Olga Ivanovna update

Almost two months have passed since Olga Ivanovna came back home after her radiation treatment in Kiev.
Olga Ivanovna is very happy with progress of her recovery! All the burns under her arm are now healed and she is working full time again. The poison of the chemo is leaving the body and Olga feels much better; all blood tests are within the physiological range.

Olga at her office

Olga at her office


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.

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.