A war-traumatized child smiled for the first time in a year, thanks to the United Help Ukraine project. [Video]
Yesterday, our President Maryna Baydyuk, Director of our Medical Aid Program, Anna Yabluchanska, along with Michael Corcoran, CEO of Medical Center Orthotics & Prosthetics and William Endicott, Senior Advisor of Operation Renew Prosthetics, convened with Ambassador Oksana Markarova, General Kremenetsky, and Colonel Rozhovy to chart the path forward for prosthetics and rehabilitation initiatives for wounded warriors in Ukraine.
Heorhii is a marine from Azovstal who showed incredible bravery defending the freedom of Ukraine. He was wounded in battle and lost his arm a month before the order to surrender. Along with his fellow soldiers, he was taken as a prisoner of war by Russian forces. When finally released, Heorhii was among the wounded and in a frail state, bearing the physical toll of his experiences, but his resilient spirit remained unshaken.
This summer, United Help Ukraine partnered with ХАробрість to begin a transformative initiative where soldiers on leave could find peace and healing through equine therapy.
Supporting the Smuha family resilience project is more than just a donation – it is a lifeline for Ukrainian children and parents navigating the aftermath of war.
United Help Ukraine is supporting Ilya’s journey of regaining his independence and freedom. As he receives full prostheses of both arms at the Medical Center Orthotics & Prosthetics in Silver Spring, Maryland we are covering all transportation, housing, food, interpreters, and other non-medical needs.
Ilya and Denis, two Ukrainian defenders whose lives have been tragically changed as a result of the war, have been able to come to the United States to receive prosthesis and rehabilitation because of your support!
A heartfelt thank you goes out to Potvin Socks, a Connecticut Based company, for their incredible donation of 500 pairs of socks to be used towards our humanitarian efforts!