The Dieslovo Charity Store is the first charity bookstore in Ukraine. The bookstore was founded 5 years ago by the volunteers who wanted to give to charity and promoted reasonable consumption. During this time, the initiative raised more than 350,000 UAH to help those in need.
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CF "Zaporuka"03022, Київ, вул. Васильківська, 30
Zaporuka Foundation has been supporting since 2008 families of children with cancer hospitalized at the National Institute of Cancer, at the Pediatric Department of the Romodanov Institute of Neurosurgery and at the Department of Hematology and Intensive Chemotherapy of the Western Ukrainian Pediatric Specialized Medical Center in Lviv. Zaporuka has organized and continue funding psychological service for the patients of these hospitals as well as rehabilitation service and has opened the Center Dacha providing accommodation for children affected by cancer.
Children with cancer are at risk of coronavirus infection and need double protection. Because of the pandemic, the need for sterility and protection for little cancer patients and their doctors has increased tenfold. Health systems around the world were not prepared for the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, especially fragile ones like Ukrainian.
Childhood cancer is a curable disease but recovery depends not only on the doctors’ skills or the availability of drugs. Equipment that provides timely diagnosis and continuous monitoring is equally crucial. Unfortunately, new technologies arrive to the Ukrainian hospitals very late, and the doctors have to squeeze the last forces out of devices that have long been unable to function at full capacity.
For every person, it is important to feel safe, to be able to cuddle up with loved ones. That’s especially true for children with cancer. They can do it at the Center Dacha, the only one in Ukraine, which for the period of treatment becomes for children and their relatives their second home. Over the past 11 years, Dacha has given its warmth to more than 1,100 families who have faught the disease together. The Dacha exists because of us, many, many people united for a good cause.
Every year, the surgeons at the National Cancer Institute’s Pediatric Department perform more than 200 complex surgeries including bone surgeries, that is removal of tumors and installation of endoprostheses, implants, and donor bones. Previously, quite often the doctors had to resort to amputations and then, thanks to new technologies, they were trying in every way to save children’s limbs and therefore their quality of life.
When Artem was only two years old, his mother died, and his father abandoned his parenting responsibilities. Thus, the boy’s grandma became his mom and dad. Despite the hardships, Artem went to school; he was smart and cheerful. However, one day on holidays everything changed. Weakness, drowsiness, lack of interest in favorite activities – these are the Artem’s days now. It turned out that the brain tumor caused it. And now the boy is fighting for his life.
Maksym is a 9th grade student. Like most guys of this age, Maks loves computer games and always keeps up with the news in the electronic world. The guy loves life and he tries to show us the beauty of life in the videos on his own YouTube channel. Unfortunately, there are less and less videos on his page now… After all, when you are tied to a dropper, it is difficult to find something interesting on the hospital walls. And his life is cut in half – by a terrible disease called cancer.
He dreams of a big remote-controlled tractor, loves to play with cars and to paint. But now Maksym is hospitalized at the Institute of Neurosurgery. He suffers from severe neck pain. The boy needs surgery because a bone spur has formed on the spine that presses on the spinal cord. Maksym is from a large rural family who is unable to provide everything necessary for his treatment, that’s why he won’t cope without our help.
His first steps Bohdanchyk made with the dropper. The boy was not even a year old when he was diagnosed with a malignant tumor – neuroblastoma. Since then, his childhood has moved to the hospital and the struggle for a little life has begun. Thanks to the funds raised on UBB, after each stage of treatment the boy was able to undergo the necessary MIBG scan. Unfortunately, the results of the last examination were not good. The disease progressed and the therapy was changed. Bohdan endured all the painful procedures in his struggle for life. And now, according to the decision of the medical council, MIBG should be performed again in order to prescribe further treatment as accurately as possible.
Chemotherapy, surgeries and many droppers, that’s all the hardships that Daryna had to endure after starting the treatment of neuroblastoma in 2016.Thanks to the funds raised at UBB, the girl underwent the first MIBG scan. Then the result was encouraging – no further treatment was needed. However, unfortunately, the latest planned CT scan revealed liver metastases. The doctors urgently performed an operation and removed the neoplasm. But the question remains open: have they removed it completely?