UAC staff and volunteers head to Fontanka boy's home
Lunch at Fontanka
The boys always enjoy getting juice and treats from Igor and volunteers
Volunteer Neena Griffin, R.N., gave a health talk to the boys at Fontanka
The visit ended with the boys singing a Ukrainian hymn for their visitors
While in Odessa, volunteers Kathy Forbes, Neena Griffin, and Sasha Griffin (Neena’s son) visited Oblast Pediatric Hospital with UAC staff members. At the time there were 5 abandonded infants who were staying in the hospital for care. One was infected with AIDS, and another was paralyzed due to a spinal cord injury.
One of the 5 abandoned babies staying at Oblast during the volunteers visit
UAC staff and volunteers with medical staff at Oblast Pediatric Hospital
A nurse from Oblast with Sasha Griffin, one of UAC's teen volunteers
Oblast Pediatric Hospital urgently needs a new air conditioner for the rooms where the orphaned infants are treated. The cost for the air conditioner is approximately $300. Please let us know if you can help fulfill this important need!
Recently UAC volunteers Neena Griffin, R.N., and Kathy Forbes, along with their own teenagers, visited children from Orphanage #7 in Odessa. This orphanage is home to many medically needy children, including several with cerebral palsy.
The children from Orphanage #7 were very happy to have visitors!
two boys from Orphanage #7
All of the kids enjoyed socializing with the volunteers
Katya recently graduated from a specialized secondary school. We are proud to announce that she will be joining the Scholarship Program and taking vocational school courses to become a seamstress! GREAT JOB, KATYA!
Clara is back from visiting all of her children and staff in Odessa! More details and pictures of her trip to follow, so check back soon!
A touching moment as Luke Pascal plays piano for the nannies who once cared for him as a baby at Orphanage #3 more than 12 years ago!
Another shot of Luke playing the piano at Orphanage #3.
Always making the kids smile! :-)
Clara with Scholarship students
Party for the graduates!
UAC's Peter Panin, volunteer Susie MacPherson, UAC's Irina Tishchenko, and Clara Pascal
Clara with UAC volunteers Susie MacPherson and Kathy Forbes
Clara with UAC staff and volunteers
Clara, UAC's Luda Serbina, and volunteer Susie MacPherson