June 6, 2023
We have some wonderful news. Last week the Ukraine Medical Relief Fund received a $20,000 donation from the Korones Family Foundation, to further our mission of providing supplies and medications to Ukrainian hospitals. The Korones Family Foundation has a special interest in humanitarian work, and we are extremely honored and humbled to be among the recipients of their support.
Dr. Yuliya Snyder, co-founder of the Ukraine Medical Relief Fund, and Dr.
June 1 is the International Day for the Protection of Children in Ukraine. In this time, we wish continued strength and courage to the armed forces of Ukraine, who are the first defenders of Ukraine’s children, and we wish them success as they reclaim their country.
We also wish the rapid return of the thousands of Ukrainian children abducted by the terrorist state, and the prosecution of those who have conceived, aided and abetted these criminal acts.
Overnight the terrorist state attacked a hospital in Dnipro, Ukraine with missiles. There are killed and wounded, including reports of two children injured.
The message from our canine volunteers is really simple.
This of course is not the first time the terrorist state has attacked a hospital. Among the earliest images in March 2022 after the full-scale invasion of Ukraine began was the picture of a pregnant woman being transported out of a bombed maternity hospital in Mariupol.
This past week our partner Future for Ukraine Foundation delivered the second part of the project funded by the winter concert organized by 8th grade students at Allendale-Columbia School together with classical musicians Katha Zinn and Illya Filshtinskiy (@aTonalHits).
FFU delivered hospital equipment that had been requested by the Children’s Clinical Hospital No. 9 in the capital city, Kyiv. The hospital provides a broad range of pediatric medical and surgical subspecialty services.
Last week our partners at Future for Ukraine Foundation delivered the first part of the project funded by the winter concert organized by 8th grade students at Allendale-Columbia School together with classical musicians Katha Zinn and Illya Filshtinskiy (@aTonalHits). FFU delivered hospital beds with specialized mattresses designed to aid rehabilitation from orthopedic injuries to the University Clinic of the Bohomolets National Medical University, in Kyiv. These beds will be used in the care of soldiers wounded on the frontlines, and we are honored to make this contribution possible for Ukraine’s defenders.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) today issued arrest warrants for Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation and Maria Lvova-Belova, Commissioner for Children’s Rights in the Office of the President of the Russian Federation. They are charged with the war crime of unlawful deportation of population (children) and that of unlawful transfer of population (children) from occupied areas of Ukraine to the Russian Federation (under articles 8(2)(a)(vii) and 8(2)(b)(viii) of the Rome Statute).
In January 2023, pediatric oncologists at the Kharkiv Children’s Hospital No. 16 reached out to the Ukraine Medical Relief Fund asking for help purchasing an Abbott i1000 immunochemical analysis machine for their pediatric cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. The machine is used to measure drug levels to help avoid side-effects and drug toxicity during treatment. Previously, these patients were sent from Kharkiv to Kyiv for their care, but the activities of Ukraine’s terrorist neighbor have made it impossible to transfer these patients safely.