Optical tube of the Hopkins Neuroendoscope for the Pediatric OR of the Institute of Neurosurgery. Urgent!


We are currently in the situation where we don’t know what to start with: electric drill, endoscope, neuromonitor, lung ventilator… We need everything, and we need it now! This is the equipment children’s lives depend on. It’s frightening when the Pediatric Department where most surgeries are very complex doesn’t have the necessary equipment. Would you […]

Rehabilitation. Nikita and Vanya Koshilevy, 3 y.o., CP


Vanya and Nikita were born prematurely, at 33 weeks of pregnancy, weighing 1.7 kg. The babies were taken to the NICU and the doctors said that the babies might not survive. Their father took it very hard, he couldn’t sleep, drove all around the city looking for the necessary meds… When the boys were 3 […]

Vlad Titov, 4 y.o., tumor

Vlad Titov

It all started with a fall from a chair at the age of one and a half years… To make sure everything was fine the parents insisted on a CAT scan, which showed that Vlad had a cyst. Did it form as a result of the fall or was it there all along the doctors […]

Ira U., 3 y.o., spina bifida and hydrocephalus

Ira U.

Ira is from an orphanage in Kirovograd region. She was admitted yesterday afternoon, needing a shunt replacement surgery. The girl is very active, friendly, very independent, asks loads of questions: «Who are you? What are you doing? Who are you calling? What is this picture? Why is it her?» Very sociable and bright child Ira […]

Rehabilitation. Kladenko Danya, 8 y.o., hydrocephalus and CP


Danya was bord prematurely, weighing only 900 grams. As a result he got intraventricular hemorrhage, meningitis, hydrocephalus, retinopathy… The doctors weren’t sure if the boy will survive. Danya and his mom fought a hard as they could. At the age of one, Danya had a shunt placement surgery. In 2014 — another surgery — adductors myotomy, […]

Rehabilitation. Gurtovoi Andriy, 8 y.o., abnormal development of the cervical section of the spine post injury


  First appeal 06 JULY 2016 The boy is being raised by his aunt. At the age of 5 years old the child fell at the kindergarten and injured his neck. A few months later he got partial paralysis of the limbs. Andriy’s aunt brought him to the Institute of Neurosurgery in Kyiv. It took […]

Repairs of the «Atlanta» Artificial Lung Ventilation Machine


This Artificial Lung Ventilation machine is used of newborns during surgery at the Pediatric Department of the Institute of Neurosurgery :(( In the last couple of year these machines break more and more often. The Institute does not get new equipment and fixing the old machines is getting more and more expensive… This spring we […]

Bezruchenko Bogdan, 4 months old, hydrocephalus


The family is from the ATO zone. Two years ago they moved from Luhansk to Kiev with a little child. In May 2016, at 28 weeks of pregnancy, the twins were born: Mark and Bogdan. The boys were born weighing 980 and 960 grams. Right after the birth they were put in the NICU and […]

Shunts, reservoirs and drainage systems for the urgent kids at the Ohmatdyt


13 OCT 2016 There are children we cannot talk about… But they do exist… And they do need our help. Here’s a specific story as an example. A little girl L. Born very prematurely. At the NICU. The parents barely ever visit and act very strange. Most likely they will abandon here. Natalia tried talking […]

Yana R., 4 y.o., Lacrimal Duct Atresia


The child was born prematurely at 33-34 weeks of pregnancy, weighing 2080 grams, with multiple health problems. She entered the orphanage at the age of three years. She has already had a couple of surgeries, including on her heart. After the surgery she got much better, became more active and lively. Now the child is […]

Fesenko Angelina, 2 months old, hydrocephalus


Angelina is one of the triplets. Long-awaited, extremely loved children. The pregnancy was going well, but the babies were born prematurely, at 31 weeks. Two boys and one girl. All three babies were very weak and could not breath on their own and went straight to the ICU. A couple of weeks later, during the transfer […]

Illya Grigoriev, 1.5 y.o., hydrocephalus, CP


Illya and his sister are raised by a single mother. The boy was born prematurely, at 28 weeks weighing only 1.1kg. He spent three months at the ICU. When he was 5 month old he had a shunt placement surgery. When the doctors said that Illya will never be a healthy child the father disappeared […]

Returned. Schur Sofia, 7 months old. Hysrocephalus, malfunction


The girl was born prematurely, at 7 months… The pregnancy went well, no one expected this. As a result of a heamorrhage during birth the girl got hydrocephalus. She was brought to the Institute end of last week. Surgery is scheduled for tomorrow. The cost of the shunting system and the surgical supplies is about […]

NIRS. Equipment for extremely premature babies of the Neonatal Center at the Ohmatdyt Hospital


Each year the number of prematures births in Ukraine increases… If we do not make it our priority to diagnose and treat these babies, the number of people with CP, hydrocephalus and other neurological disorders will increase significantly… Friends, we’re starting a new fundraiser for a very important equipment for the premature babies. NIRS. Near […]

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 […]

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 […]