Returned(( Golik Sofia, 2.5 y.o., tumor


Sofia is the third daughter in a family from Chernihiv region. Her mother is raising all three kids on her own. Everything was fine, Sofia was developing well; she was drawing, playing, didn’t get sick too often. Half a year ago her right had started to act weird — shaking in stressful or scary moments. […]

Varenikin Yaroslav, 6 y.o., tumor, child from the ATO zone


The family is from Donetsk region. In July the child started complaining of headache. At the local hospital he was diagnosed with myositis, but the couple weeks of treatment did not bring any results. Instead, Yaroslav started feeling worse, the pain got stronger. On August 5th of 2016 his parents took him to the Neurosurgical […]

Mahovoi Rostik, 4 y.o., hydrocephalus


The child is from Kherson Region. He was born prematurely and spent a week in an ICU. At the age of one month he had a shunt placed. Later he had a couple malfunction surgeries. In 2013 he was referred to the Institute of Neurosurgery for the first time, where he had an endoscopy surgery. […]

Makar Fominyh, 1 month old, hydrocephalus


The parents are still in shock and, sadly, without money… On the 6th day home they child had an episode. His parents took him to the clinic immediately. The results of neurosonography showed intraventricular haemorrhage, which led to hydrocephalus. They were referred to the Institute of Neurosurgery in Kiev with the words «volunteers there will […]

Pinchuk Bogdan, 10 y.o., injury consequences


The child was injured when he fell off his bike and hit his head on the curb (on May 2nd, 2012). An open brain injury and basal skull fracture ensued. The child was immediately hospitalised at the Rivne regional hospital, but after two years he was diagnosed with infectious meningitis. He has been treated at […]

Paloma Sh., 10 months old, hydrocephalus + heart defect


She comes from a children’s home in Kiev. Her situation is difficult. In order to give her a chance at a normal life, neurosurgeons and cardio-surgeons need to work together. Her treatment plan will have many steps and she will need several, high risk surgeries. The little girl is already hospitalized at Ohmadit. The doctors […]

Nikolas P., 2 months old, hydrocephalus

Nikolas P

Thanks to the doctors of the Neonatal Department at Ohmatdyt Nikolas now looks like this, with healthy pink cheeks. Up until a little while ago his life depended on AVL machines and incubators… Premature, abandoned. As often happens with premature babies, he developed hydrocephalus… The surgery is scheduled for tomorrow, June 9th. He needs shunt […]

Matevina Karina, 13 y.o., multiple shrapnel wounds to the head, penetrating skull injury


The girl is from a village in Poltava region. She got her wounds from an explosion of a hand grenade, which was brought to a friend’s house by a 20 year old friend. In explosion part of the house was destroyed, the young man was killed and 6 children were injured. Karina was urgently taken […]

Zhenya K. «Karlsonchik», 2 y.o., shunt malfunction


We know Zhenya for over a year now! He’s our old friend from the orphanage in Chernihiv region. The first time we met him, he captured our hearts with his ability to eat from the spoon in his sleep :))) Zhenya’s shunt placement surgery took place in Chernihiv. We have later brought him to Kiev […]

Maksim Dyachuk, 8 y.o., tumor


Maksim is the fourth child to a large family from a village in Khmelnytskiy region. His mother raises the children in her own. During the first year of his life, Maksim has gotten epilepsy, for which he took anticonvulsant medication. In 2014 the episodes stopped, but they suddenly returned in February 2016. Maksim’s mother took him […]

And again… Knives for elecric drill! Urgent!

Today, once again, we raise the question of how to continue operating on kids, if the only electric drill of the Pediatric Department at the Institute of Neurosurgery, which worked for two operating rooms for over five years, has no blades. It is the disposable instrument which needs to be purchased regularly, as they become unusable […]

Stepanenko Anastasia, 16 y.o., tumor


Nastya has been fighting her tumor for over a year now. She had three surgeries, 6 rounds of chemo and 1 round of radiation therapy. After teh surgery and treament she got better, she could even go abck to her regular life, go to school, but the disease is back… An MRI in February 2016 […]

Annual Report 2015


Friends, another year is behind us! Our new successes and failures, miracles… In 2015 we managed to provide help for nearly twice as much as in the year before. 2 million UAH. And this isn’t due to any big companies or rich donors, it’s just us: regular people, small businesses. More than often a child’s life […]

Passed away :( Denis Ploschik, 2.5 y.o., hydrocephalus post tumor removal


It’s been a year of constant fight for the life of Denis for this family from Poltava. They have been through several tumor removal surgeries (both in Kiev and in Moscow), shunt placement, several chemotherapy protocols, radiation… The boy stopped sitting up, talking, possible cortical blindness. On January 26 the boy was admitted to the […]

Yaroslav Denisov, 2 months old, hydrocephalus


Yaroslav was born prematurely, at week 25, weighing only 950 grams, in Sumy. He was admitted to the Ohmatdet, the Neonatal Department, last week. He was diagnosed with retinopathy in both eyes and hydrocephalus. He was taken into eye surgery right away. And in two days he had a second surgery — for hydrocephalus. A […]

Cables for the pulse oximeters for the Neonatal Department of Ohmatdet.


The Department of Extremely Premature Infants at the Neonatal Center at Ohmatdet has received a priceless gift — nine pulse oximeters Radical-7. They come with no cables, however, to hook them up to the babies. This is the equipment that was bought specifically for the Maidan Hospital, but since they did not need them anymore […]

Shushval Margarita, 5 y.o., brain injury in a car accident


On December 29th, Margarita and her mother were on their to the New Year’s show at Margarita’s kindergarden, where she was supposed to be a princess. Her Mom was pulling her on a sledge and carrying the costume alongside the road. Visibility was good. The mother didn’t notice or her anything until suddenly something threw […]

Tsimbaluk Yaroslav, 16 y.o., hydrocephalus


In mid January Yaroslav with a 40C fever and vomiting was admitted into a regional hospital. Before that (since his birth) he has already had numerous surgeries on his stomach and head: shunting system placements, malfunctions. Despite all that he’s a good student and got accepted into college this summer. From the regional hospital Yaroslav […]

Tihenko Karina, 3 years old, hydrocephalus with ventricular fragmentation, post shunt placement surgery

Tihenko Karina

Karina was born prematurely and since then she’s constantly being sent to the Children’s Clinic at the Institute of Neurosugery. She has had surgery after surgery. We have already been helping Karina, during her earlier stays at the Institute. Karina’s mother is raising two daughters on her own, and unfortunately, she doesn’t have even nearly […]

Savchenko Nikita, 4 months, hydrocephalus


Nikita was born prematurely, during the 8th month of pregnancy and was put in the ICU on AVL right away. He suffered an intraventricular heamorrhage and as a result he got infection of the cerebrospinal fluid, as well as the separation of the ventricles of the brain. Nikita got a drainage system placed at the […]