Dear friends, despite the fact that the war destroyed our peace plans, Zaporuka continues to support the families of its wards, staying with them wherever they are, opening new directions of work, and expanding the horizons of its activities. All this would be impossible without your help.
So that's what we did in 60 days of the war.
The first thing our foundation with was to save our children with cancer from the war. Already in the first days of the war, in a few hours, together with partners from different countries, we organized a "way of life" to Italy, where children were distributed among hospitals and continued treatment. Everуone and everything was involved: ambulances, railways, medical planes.
To date, 92 children have been evacuated, of which the youngest girl was only 10 days old at the time.
Each evacuation of a child is a separate story. After all, some had to be pulled out of the places where the fighting took place. During such "special operations," we also came across severely wounded children who came under attack by the occupiers. Together with our partners from Soleterre, we decided to help these children as well. Thus, we have a new direction - the treatment of injured children in Ukraine and, if necessary, their evacuation to Italy. These days, one of the best surgeons in Europe is operating side by side with our doctors on those affected by the Russian bombing.
For the Lviv City Clinical Children's Hospital of St. Nicholas, we purchased consumables worth over UAH 1 million, as well as a diathermocoagulant BOWA ARC 400 worth UAH 1,500,000, which allows to quickly stop bleeding.
We provided the City Children's Hospital in Khmelnytsky with aspirators, biopsy needles, and a portable ultrasound machine worth UAH 758,000. And also bought an ambulance, which will allow transporting children in need of immediate help faster.
Another ambulance was received from us by the hospital in Boyarka.
Renovation of the bomb shelter has begun at the Western Ukrainian Specialized Children's Medical Center. Because children, especially cancer patients, should not sit for hours in the cold, without fresh air, in the oppressive darkness and dampness. Unfortunately, these are the conditions of many shelters. That's why we install new ventilation, set up heating, and add comfortable lighting, doing everything possible so that children do not feel like "children of the dungeon".
Our psychological special forces continue to work: counseling children and their families, organizing seminars for volunteers of psychological hotlines on such difficult topics as suicide and loss of a loved one, conducting support groups for parents who have lost their child in various circumstances.
We started with WUSCMC, which from the first days of the war turned into a large humanitarian hub, where children were taken from everywhere with various pathologies.
Recently, another big project was launched - free psychological support 24/7 for IDPs and all victims of war. To do this, our psychologists have selected and trained 20 experienced professionals. Currently, the hotline 080 040 00 23 operates in Ukraine. Later we plan to launch it in Poland and Italy.
All this is just the beginning of everything that we have planned for now. There are many needs, many plans. But we know for sure that we will succeed. Because you are with us. Thank you very much for that.
Take care of yourself! Glory to Ukraine!