By Yuliya Murashko: Dear friends, This is an update about the United Help Ukraine’s fundraiser that I started in November 2017 to buy a handcycle for Sasha Chalapchhiy. By Dec 31st we raised $2,090. However, things did not go as planned, in a good way. An anonymous donor purchased a brand new handcycle for Sasha![…]
Friends, a big thank you to all of you who donated money and shared our fundraiser for purchasing a car for wounded warrior Serhiy Khrapko! Today, we have great news, the car has been purchased! War hero Serhiy Khrapko lives in Kyiv with his wife and two young kids. Before the war, Serhiy worked in[…]
Some time ago United Help Ukraine raised funds to buy a car for wounded hero Anatoly Horbenko who lost legs in this war. In the video, Anatoly tells us that the car gives him mobility that he needs and that today he even used it to travel from Sumy to Kyiv to visit his doctor and made the[…]
We thank everyone who joined team UHU in supporting the Ukrainian Marathon team ( Vadym Svyrydenko, Dmytro Blokhin, Yuri Pysarchuk, Yuri Dmytrenko, Pavlo Solokha, Artem Lukashuk, Мykola Rudyk, Yegor Terekhov, Oleksandr Malanich, Oleksandr Chalapchi) during their visit to Washington, DC to participate in the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon. The team’s visit began at the[…]
United Help Ukraine raised funds for the purchase of two accumulators for wheelchair for Mykhaylo (Angel) Lupeyko. We are glad to report that these very much needed accessories have been purchased and delivered to Mykhaylo. Currently, we are raising money to help Mykhaylo purchase a car. He really needs it in his daily life to feel more self-reliant.[…]
United Help Ukraine helped with the purchase of gymnastic bars for the Irpin Military Hospital. The bars have been installed in the hospital’s gym and will be used for training and rehabilitation of wounded soldiers.
Join us on Sunday October 22nd, to Support Ukrainian Wounded Warriors who will run in the 42nd US Marine Corps Marathon in Washington DC. They were wounded in the Russian War in Ukraine, but their spirit and faith are stronger than ever. This year the Ukrainian team will participate in both 10k and[…]
War hero Serhiy Khrapko lives in Kyiv with his wife and two young kids. Last year the government provided Serhiy with a new condo. However, it turned out that the heating system in the condo requires major improvement as the room temperature during last winter was only about +15C. Technicians volunteered to install the new[…]
A few months ago United Help Ukraine organized a fundraiser (via Yuliya Murashko) with the aim of purchasing a car for wounded soldier Volodymyr Kovalsky. Thanks to many of you who contributed we were able to raise $5,220 (thus exceeding the goal of $5,000!). Today, we are happy to report that the car has been purchased![…]
This scooter is a gift from the Ukrainian diaspora of San Francisco to Aydar veteran Volodymyr Lehush who was wounded in the war. United Help Ukraine took on the shipping expenses to deliver the scooter from Kyiv to Kmelnytsky, the city where Volodymyr lives. Volodymyr was a sapper in the Aydar Battalion. He lost one leg and severely[…]
Important handbooks on battlefield surgery “Essays on surgery of a battlefield abdomen trauma” and “Ultrasound diagnostics of abdominal trauma and its complications” have been recently re-published and distributed in the war zone hospitals in the eastern Ukraine. The authors of the handbooks are experienced Ukrainian military surgeons. United Help Ukraine’s volunteer Tetyana Neeley initiated the[…]
On April 19th, 2017 United Help Ukraine fulfilled the promise to help with buying a car for wounded soldier Anatoly Horbenko. Funds were raised during the concert to commemorate Heavenly Hundred, hosted by the Embassy of Ukraine in the USA / Посольство України в США on March 3rd. UHU transferred $4,000 to help Anatoliy to[…]
Serhiy Khrapko lost his hand and leg in the war. Recently, he started training in the gym and has been making great progress. United Help Ukraine paid for sports equipment for Serhiy’s training: a special bench and a weight.
In March 2017 United Help Ukraine used $1,000 from its Wounded Warrior Fund to pay for medications and heart surgery for wounded soldier Valeriy Vashkevich. The request for help came from Vadim Sviridenko who personally visited Valeriy and delivered the payment for his treatment.
About a year ago, United Help Ukraine, thanks to donation from an anonymous donor, was able to purchase the 3D scanner for clinic Nodus. The device helps doctors make precision orthoses for effective rehabilitation of damaged limbs of wounded soldiers. Recently, a reporter from the Voice of America visited Nodus and talked with doctors and[…]
Piano duos by Franz Schubert Please join us on April 22 at 6:30 pm for an evening of classical piano music. All proceeds to benefit wounded Ukrainian soldiers. Doors open at 6:00 pm United Help Ukraine presents pianists Elias Dagher, Jingxuan Zhang, Sasha Beresovsky in a concert featuring piano duos by Franz Schubert, including the A-flat Variations, Andantino[…]
Remember, back in early December we told you about wounded soldier Valery Sergienko who became the first patient to receive an orthosis manufactured with the new 3D technology at the medical center Nodus in Brovary, Ukraine? At the time, Valery was about to start training using an individually made orthosis to overcome contractures in his left[…]
Medical center Nodus continues its neurological rehabilitation program for heavily wounded Ukrainian soldiers. Today, wounded soldier Vadym Ushakov, 26, started a new phase in the arduous path to recovery. Doctors scanned his left hand using the 3D technology, and in a few days Vadym will begin using the orthesis that is made specifically for his hand.[…]
Ruslan Robert was wounded in 2014. His long treatment was complicated by the diabetes. Doctors did all they could but were not able to save his legs. A few weeks ago, volunteers from Kyiv contacted United Help Ukraine and asked if we could fund remodeling of Ruslan’s car for hand-controlled operation. In the car adapted specifically[…]
1/15/2017 UPDATE: Report from the first group vacation is here! THEY CAME BACK FROM THE WAR We are always hoping that our soldiers would return home alive. And here they are. Home. Alive. Back from the war. Many are wounded, stressed, hunted by flashbacks and nightmares of the war… Others came back only for a[…]
United Help Ukraine is proud to be part of the important project: implementation of 3D orthoses production in Ukraine! With the help of Anonymous Donor, members of UHU were able to purchase and deliver a 3D scanner for the medical center Nodus. Now it has been put into service and started helping wounded soldiers. This[…]
United Help Ukraine used $260 from the Wounded Warrior Fund to purchase a washing machine for a heavily wounded soldier. Yulian Tsyhanko was wounded by a sniper a year ago in his arm and stomach. He still has a long way to recover. Yulian’s weight before the wound was 98 kg, now his weight is 34 kg. His bedding and clothes[…]
Our volunteer in Kyiv, Yuliya Severyn, visited the hospital and met with a wounded soldier. Sergey is 22 years old. He lost his feet in the war. Sergey told Yuliya he had all the medical care he needed but there was something he would very much like to have: it is an iPhone 5. United Help Ukraine asked[…]
On October 30, 2016, team UHU, local and visiting Ukrainians and friends of Ukraine came out to support 4 Ukrainian soldiers and their support team who ran with them. These men and women from Ukraine didn’t just run the 10K, a part of the US Marine Corps Marathon. They ran for all of Ukraine, to show that[…]
Earlier this month, United Help Ukraine received an urgent request for help. Wounded soldier Serhiy Khrushch who suffered amnesia caused by a heavy contusion during a combat operation in October 2014, after over a year of medical treatment and rehabilitation has been struck by a new ordeal. He was diagnosed with hepatitis and urgently needed an[…]
United Help Ukraine covers a portion of Roman’s rehabilitation bills.With the help of our donors, we paid almost $1,000 for his June monthly clinic bill. Huge thank you to Tonya Aldave, who raised majority of the funds for Roman!
In May 2016, United Help Ukraine was able to pay for Ruslan Robert‘s medical bills with money donated to our Wounded Warrior Fund($1300). Ruslan was wounded in 2014 and lost a leg. He needs more treatment as his wounds are not healing well due to diabetes. At this time, doctors in Ukraine are not able to[…]
On May 27, Ruslan Robert‘s wheelchair suddenly broke and he urgently needed a new one. In just a couple days, with $200 from the United Help Ukraine Wounded Warrior Fund, volunteers purchased and presented a new wheelchair to Ruslan.
In May 2016, Roman had his second surgery to close skull after a titanium plate was installed. As you can see on the recent pictures, he looks much much better. United Help Ukraine covered a portion of Roman’s monthly rehabilitation bills — and with your help we paid almost $500 for his May monthly clinic bill.
On April 25, 2016 United Help Ukraine and Centreville United Methodist Church held a fundraiser to benefit Ukraine’s internally displaced people and wounded warriors. Thank you to everyone who came and supported this event! We are greateful to Pastor Michelle and entire Centreville United Methodist Church for hosting this fundraiser. Especial thank you to Tamara[…]
In April 2016, United Help Ukraine paid $1,000 for a complicated heart surgery for a Ukrainian defender, Yuri Dudchyk. Yuri served his duty as a border guard in Eastern Ukraine and is a father of three young kids. The surgery went well and was successful. Yuri is recovering fast and is thankful to United Help Ukraine and its[…]
Part of the funds raised during our March 19 concert “Pianists for Ukrainian Soldiers” was used to pay for the medical treatment ofRoman Kubyshkin. Roman was injured more than a year ago during a deadly fight in Peski on January 22, 2015. Ksenia Negrey says: “With each coming month, it becomes harder to pay for the[…]
A portion of the funds raised during our March 19, 2016 concert “Pianists for Ukrainian Soldiers” was used to benefit Anatoliy Fateiev. Anatoliy was a sapper. He lost his legs in July 2015 after stepping on a landmine while clearing the road near the village of Mariinka. Юлія Северин, a volunteer from Kyiv, writes to us: “United Help[…]
On March 19th United Help Ukraine hosted an evening of classical music “Pianists for Ukrainian Soldiers.” Five wonderful young artists John Urban, Andreas Ioannides, Mathilde Handelsman, Elias Dagher, and Sasha Beresovsky from Jacobs School of Music (Indiana University) and New England Conservatory travelled to the DC area all the way from Indiana and Massachusetts to[…]
Many of you probably have heard about Roman Kubyshkin by now. Roman was injured a year ago during a deadly fight in Peski on January 22, 2014. He was picked up from the battlefield with the fallen soldiers and taken to morgue. His injuries were incompatible with life but his pulse was checked one last[…]
Heavenly Hundred Commemoration – Charity Concert by “Gerdan” This year marks the Second Anniversary of the mass shootings on Maidan during the Revolution of Dignity, Ukraine’s fight for Freedom. The Embassy of Ukraine in the USA, Gerdan and United Help Ukraine invite you to a charity concert to commemorate the Heavenly Hundred who gave their[…]
A United Help Ukraine friend and Ukrainian volunteer Nataliya Brook visited Kostya Podolyan in the Kyiv hospital. Kostya, the son of a soldier who is currently in ATO, is fighting a serious illness for over a year now. We all hope Kostik will be doing better soon, the doctors will perform the surgery, and he will[…]
The Charity Concert “Songs for Peace” with Anastasiya Prykhodko (Ukrainian folk rock and traditional pop singer) March 7, 2015 at George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, VA. Organized by United Help Ukraine, sponsored by Buy Ukrainian and Champions Realty/Champions Mortgage The concert gathered 290 guests, and United Help Ukraine collected $8,576 in net proceeds that[…]