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 […]

Klimov Mark, 1 year old, progressing hydrocephalus


The child is from Donetsk region, during the birth got entangled with the umbilical chord, acute hypoxia, was immediately sent to the ICU where he spent the next four months. After the treatment was discharged to go home. In November he started getting worse. On November 11th the MRI confirmed the doctor’s suspicion — he […]

Sagaydak Alyosha, 5 months old, tumor


A child from Luhansk region, refugee. Alyosha — long-awaited son of one of the soldiers of ATO area. In November, his mother noticed that the Alyosha’s head has started to grow. Testing at the regional hospital showed that the boy has a tumor. He was sent to the Kiev Institute of Neurosurgery. The surgery will […]

Gopko Nazar, 3 weeks old, spina bifida + liquorrhea.


The child is from the Sumska region. He was admitted into the Institute when we was couple of weeks days. He had a surgery last week; placing a drainage system. We were approached by the attending doctor, as the parents cannot afford to buy the necessary medication and disposables for the treatment. We have already […]

Lyubenko Stanislav, 2 months old, born weighing 650 grams, hydrocephalus


Stas was born at we 27 of pregnancy, weighing 650 grams. He’s a third child to a family from Luhansk region. Despite the doctors’ prognoses, the boy survived and is fighting for his life! Stas is being treated at the neonatal department at the Ohmatdet right now. As a result of the intraventricular heamorrhage Stas […]

Returned. Golub Sofia, 6 months, hydrocephalus


Emergency child. The surgery is scheduled for tomorrow morning. Natalia has already ordered blood and everything necessary for the surgery; there was no time for fundraising. I believe that we not only need  to save Sophia, but her mother as well (as possible). Sofia was born at 26 weeks gestation weighing 700 grams because of […]

Passed Away :(( Moshenets Andrey, newborn, congenital hydrocephalus

Moshenets A

Urgent child! We got the ‘surgical supplies list’ at 5pm yesterday and barely had enough time to buy everything by today’s morning. Andrey has already had the shunt placement surgery. We covered the cost from our ‘emergencies fund’ as we had no time to raise money for Andrey specifically. We’ll know more details later. Andrey […]

Discharged! :)) Andriy P., 9 months old, orphan, congenital heart defect

Andriy P 5

Andriy was introduced to us by the Head Physician at one of the orphanages during a visit in September. He has a very complex congenital heart defect. He’s completely missing the right ventricle, and some of the valves and septums. Andriy also has some sort of circulatory system pathology. Unfortunately, there is no sure way to fix it […]

Popov Omar, 9 y.o., disfunction of the shunt


On March 25th 2015 the boy was hit by a car. The craniocerebral injury resulted in hemorrhage, haematoma, brain swelling and as a result — arachnoid cyst in the fronto-temporal-parietal region. He had shut placement surgery in September. In October Omar’s mother suspected that the shunt isn’t working properly, so they came to the Institute […]

Patronage. Roma V., 6 months old, orphan, tumor


Roma was supposed to come last week, but only got here today. A full checkup and preparation for the surgery is planned for tomorrow. Roma has been abandoned twice… First by his birth parents, and then again, by his adoptive parents, after they’ve learned about his condition. Roma is from Pryluky, where we took Timofey […]

Returned. Kerezora Masha, 2 years old, tumor, refugee from Eastern Ukraine.


Masha and her family had to walk out the Luhansk region. 10 km. During his “hike” her mother noticed Masha’s incoordination. They were sent to get an MRI in Lysychansk, which showed that Masha has a tumor; after which they were sent to Kharkiv. On her way there Masha started having seizures, so she was […]

Transferred. Vuhrer Kiril, 10 y.o., a child from the ATO zone, tumor


We have been asked to help by the attending doctor. Kiril has already had surgery. It went well, he’s been already transferred back to his room from the ICU. All the supplies for the surgery were purchased by the volunteer who deal with the ATO zone. However, the family needs help purchasing the expensive Solu-Medrol, […]

Under supervision. Titechko Dima, 2 years old, a tumor of the third ventricle


Dima is 8th youngest out of 9 siblings from a large family from a village of the Rivne region. Suddenly, the child became capricious, began to complain of headaches and vomiting. With these symptoms Dima was treated for food poisoning at a local hospital three times, before they realized that he needs a CT. A CT scan showed the […]

Vegerak Anna, 5 months old, hydrocephalus and arachnoid cyct


Her mother is a teacher, her father a shift worker — they make a very small living. The situation is difficult, the parents were hoping that the treatment would go faster. She requires long-term treatment due to various medical complications. She needs continuous treatment with antibiotics and ongoing supportive therapy. After this course of treatment, […]

Discharged!! :)) Genko Anna, 6 months old, congenital hydrocephalus


A girl from a large family from a village in the Rivne region. Diagnosis: Congenital Hydrocephalus, diagnosed at week 20. Anya was born at 37 weeks by C-section. After the birth Any and her Mom were discharged to go home and told to prepare for the surgery. A month later, the girl’s condition deteriorated and […]

Transferred. Alieva Marjan, 9 y.o., tumor

Alieva Marjan

A girl from Kherson region. During the summer she started having very strong headaches, accompanied by vomiting. The child was admitted into a local hospital, where the doctors said that «she was pretending, so she could skip school!». No MRI was done. They have been trying to get treatment in Kherson, but since Marjan was […]

Bogdanets Iryna, 16 years old, tumor.

Ира Богданец

Ira’s mother died when Ira was just 6 years old. Her Dad is raising Ira and her two siblings alone. The girl is very active, a leader; teachers in school believe she will grow up to be a journalist, a reporter, a fighter for the truth. Ira has suffered a couple of serious hits to […]