Zaporozhye Regional Children's Clinical Hospital is a loyal friend and partner of the charity fund "Happy Child"

Friendship and loyalty are around the clock and time-tested notions, and as time shows, we are always welcome here.
Author: Natalia Moroz, deti.zp.ua Published: November 6, 2017, 15:00 1575

From time to time we want to meet an old friend. Sometimes it happens by chance, on the fly. You come suddenly, and it's nice that you are happy. Meeting with the staff of the children's hospital turned into a small excursion to the intensive care unit. I say straight, we approached it with all seriousness - we were provided with a full "outfit" according to the internal regulations of the hospital. Perhaps, everyone agrees with me that resuscitation is not the most "positive" place in the clinic, but I have not seen a gloomy face. In general, there are no complaints about the conditions or lack of those you will not hear there. Young nurses with equal eagerness to children of different ages and varying severity of the disease. Even a small "unwanted baby", whose fate caused a little distress, was surrounded by warmth.

Of course, due to the specifics of the work, my sight fell on the equipment in the corridor. It becomes clear to everyone immediately that this is a typical “retiree” of medical equipment. The doctor affectionately called him Roshka - an artificial lung. It is in working condition, but the quality of its services can’t be compared with more modern ones, which control the state of the child's breathing by themselves and individually regulate the supply of oxygen. There is a couple in the hospital now, but this couple is not enough for a regional clinic. That's how they stand side by side like the reminder from the past, from which we can’t refuse and the future, to which we can’t always reach.

We were very pleased with the renovated intensive care unit for the smallest premature babies. At first glance you can see that the department is not deprived with attention. Modern systems of observation and assistance to children are existed here, but let’s be fair, we would like to have more. The staff is particularly concerned about the old "pensioner" mobile X-ray apparatus named Arman 1 with the quality mark of non-existant state anymore. He is also in working condition, but could you imagine the state of the object that has been became outdated long time ago. In the terminology of a doctor, a crisis can occur at any time. But the staff loves it very much. How not to love the one who creaking with iron joints, continues to participate in saving of the most lives dear to us.

We did not bypass the surgical department. There were not operations there, fortunately. We were greeted by silence, cleanliness and the same pensioners of the medical industry. There was no surgical intervention performed without electrocoagulators. There are 18 of them. The cost of the modern equipment of domestic manufacturers starts from 600 USD. For people who are not indifferent, the amount feels equal to it, so there is a subject for reflection.

Already at the end of the excursion, almost at the exit, I found out that one of the physiotherapeutic offices was not working. Just the other day, one of the local "pensioners" apparatuses was broken down. Paraffin heater is out of order now and forever. The price of the domestic manufacturer starts from 400 USD. There is no big panic on this occasion, but everyone with joint pain knows how important it is, especially when cold weather begins and especially if the child needs help. I'd like to help solve this problem quickly. If someone's views on this life coincide with the desire to help, then the "Happy Child" Foundation, the management of the clinic, and most importantly, the patients' mommies, will be grateful to you.

Happy Child foundation - effective help to the most needy children of the Zaporozhye region, Ukraine, since 2004

More than 16 years of trust of donors and benefactors, thousands of aid transaction processed every year. Full transparency in the usage of donation

They need help:

Inna Dragun, born in 2002 - Metastasized lung carcinoma

Vladislav Logvin, born in 2004 - cerebral palsy

Semenihin Artyom, 7 years old, 19.11.2007 and Semenihin Dmitriy 27.03.2000 - Cystic Fibrosis, severe condition

Ira Antonova, Kostiantin Antonov with high degreeсystic fibrosis

Kirill Karpachev (born 28 June 2000) and Timofei Karpachev (born 22 November 2011) – Cystic fibrosis, mixed form

You donated $174 571 in 2020

Our expenses in 2020

120 sick children: $92 549 
Medical equipment: $6 836
To disabled orphans: $20 169
To eco-village for orphans: $11 018
To orphans and poor families: $4 018
To adults ("Helpus" charity): $8 234
Administration and fundraising: $18 049
Total sum of expenses: $166 812 

$4 742 485 donated since 2007

A Child Needs a Family: Anna K., born in 2002

A Child Needs a Family: Kristina K., born in 2005

Clarification about orphanages (internat's) system and number of orphans in Ukraine