Charity Foundation Dobra Tut, Belarus

Wonderful holidays in Minsk

We welcome again the children from Gorodische children’s orphanage. This became an amazing tradition of Burren Chernobyl Project to take the children to Minsk and organize unforgettable holidays for them.

It seemed that everything had to go its usual way, as everything was set up, repeated many times, but no – there are always funny moments, too much emotions and tears of course.

In this group there were six children and a teacher, that were accompanied by Irish volunteers Maria and Julia, and Liam.

We wanted to have a really entertaining week, so that the children would remember it a long time, as their world is restricted by the walls of the orphanage and they hardly have a chance to leave it for such a long time and a long distance, some of the children never leave the place.

And I believe we managed. There were trips to the circus, Zoo, the amusement park, we invited a clown, bubble show, celebrated Lida’s birthday.

She has already been on holidays in Minsk before, but now she turned into a beautiful young girl of 16 and became more reasonable and independent. Sometimes she was giving Nikita a lesson of good behavior using so called “pedagogical advice”.

Nikita is a pure Angel (smiley and cheerful). He seemed as the quietness itself but overwhelming attention did its work – where else can you mess around?! It was “fun” for everyone – Liam, Maria, Julia, Irina and even myself.

The children were selected from different groups but all of them were friends – older boys were helping Lida and Nikita as they were in the wheelchairs.

It was probably the first time ever that Oksana has been out from the orphanage and so far away: you could tell how excited she was by the smile on her toothless mouth.

In a few words we were all singing and messing and having parties and rest – the week flew as though never happened. We didn’t notice the time at all!

And here came Saturday. Before children’s departure we went to see the aircrafts to the airport. Oksana was dragging her bag with belongings looking like about to cry – she thought it was time to leave. Yes the departure day is the saddest one, always comes with tears. For all the time of Minsk holidays I can only remember one group where no one cried – that were boys that work on the orphanage’s farm. They were tough, with no emotions and sentiments – real men!

In the orphanage I called to see the children in Unit 4 that were on holidays in Minsk earlier – they came all asking questions and having small requests. Don’t know why it is always so painful to see Tanya. I think her condition is getting worse and Tanya’s body becomes motionless, it’s only her beautiful face that live a separate life. She lies there on the floor in such an unbelievable twisted position: her head leaning towards the wall and her body looks like a separate part. I want to pick her up and sit her but realize that it’s extremely hard for her. What an unimaginable pain has been suffered and is still suffering this girl (and not only her). Tanya wanted badly to come to us, but unfortunately we couldn’t take her this time. I promise to take her next time if there are any more groups to come, and she replies: “It’s ok Tamara, don’t worry, I’ll wait”.

Beautiful, kind and pure children. When I have those moments of despair and it seems like life is unbearable and there is nothing ahead but darkness I recall your phone calls and voices of Tanya and Vaselina which wished me a good health, asked not to worry and to mind myself.  «We pray for you», - I heard them speaking to me on the phone! Heavily sick children think and worry about the others, while the majority of people don’t value what they have, don’t know how to live and to cherish every single day, they don’t know how to love and be thankful for every day. Thank you so much, dearest, kindest hearts. Perhaps with your prayers I’m still alive we are all alive...

Shortly before they left I got a list of the names of the children for the next holiday week (made by the children)! God bless them!

By Tamara Bukhtseyeva

Translation by Alena Martsyanava

 

 

 

Saniukevich family says thanks

Recently we have got a thank you letter from the Saniukevich family who applied to us looking for help with the surgery for their twins Sasha and Pasha. Here is what mother says: 

"On the 5th of August we are going for the surgery, and after that on the 10th we have to be in the clinic sanatorium for putting on casts to stretch muscles. Many thanks for the winter time period as there was 700$ tranferred to our account all thanks to your organization. Although this information is not provided by the bank we guess it came due to the information you spread. Thank you and your team so much and best wishes!" 

We also express our gratitude to everyone who donated towards the surgery! We hope to hear more news from the family soon!

News from Alisa Marchenko

Dear friends, we have got an email from the Marchenko family. There has recently been an information letter from them looking for help. Unfortunately, the amount they needed for the surgery hasn't been fundraised yet. Here is what the mother writes:

"Good afternoon! We thank everyone who has helped and is helping us! We wish you all the best, peace, love and good HEALTH !!!  There are no major changes about Alisa. It's very little time left before the surgery and we still haven't got a half of what's needed for the treatment. We are asking you again to help Alisa, we have noone esle to ask! Supporting Alisa means giving her a chance to learn important basic human skills - stand, walk and eat independently. You can still help her by putting money on the mobile number + 375 29 244-54-43  - it will further be transferred to the charity account. Or transferring the money on the bank card of Belarusbank: 4255 2000 3893 0087 until 01\19. - Marchenko Alla Valentinovna. I'm hoping for people's help!!! Thanks a lot for your kindest support! "                                                                                     

We support mother's words and ask you to contribute as much as you can: every little helps the child to make a big difference to her life. We are hoping for you!

Humanitarian aid load from Burren Chernobyl Project

In April we have got another humanitarian aid load from Burren Chernobyl Project. We are happy to inform that all the documents are provided and the aid has finally reached its destinations.

This time the aid went to Borisovskyi psycho neurological asylum, Tarasiki village, Cherven psycho neurological asylum, Yazovki village, Social service centres in Ushachi and Zavodskoi district, Minsk and Gorodische children’s orphanage.

Full information with figures is to be found in the REPORT section as always.

WE express our gratitude to everyone who helped by gathering, sorting loading the aid and organizing the truck delivery to our country! Thanks a million from those who got this necessary help!

Report 2015

Happy International Childern's Day!

Dear friends, 

Today, on the International Children's Day, we would like to thank everyone who helps to support and protect our children with special needs residing both in families and in institutions. We thank our friends and sponsors Burren Chernobyl Project and their volunteers, Chernobyl Children's Trust and their volunteers, and also all those people who support Dobra tut projects!

Together we can make lives of the children a bit better!

We congratulate you on this day and say thanks a million!

Yours, Dobra tut

Sofia Markevich needs treatment

Dear Friends, 
 
The Markevich family is looking for your help in fundraising money for their little daughter Sofia's treatment. Here is the story:
 
Family Markevich from the Grodno region is looking for to pay treatment for their daughter's disease in a specialized center "Olinek" Warsaw. The family earns enough funds to pay only for a part of the expensive treatment. Sofia's mother has the Rh-negative. And when the child was born the figures were quite regular: Birth weight of the child was 3300kg, height 52cm. The child was discharged the hospital almost healthy.
At first, everything seemed to be with their daughter was fine. Sofia developed as all the kids, started to hold her head up at the age of one month, ate well, started "talking", smiling. At 5 months started to roll over on her tummy, but when it was time to sit, Sofia did not try to do that. We began to worry. At 6 months we went to the rehab in Lida (town in Belarus). Then spent a month at home doing exercises and then went back to the hospital up to 10 months of the child's age. At the age of 10 months, the doctor sent us to "Mother and Child"center of Minsk. And there finally Sofia finally leanrt sitting up on her own. There were many tears of joy, seeing our daughter doing it herself. But the doctor decided to do an MRI scan of the brain to find out what the problem of the development delay was. The results of the MRI brought a terrible diagnosis: Earlier organic brain damage resulting from the BOP (thinned corpus callosum, atypical radial direction grooves in the parietal-temporal areas, and cerebellum) delayed speech and psycho-motor development. All this time we have been fighting this disease. We went on treatment sessions in rehabs in the town of Lida, Grodno, Minsk, Brest, also in Lithuania. The results are positive. At the age of one year and three months Sofia started crawling on all fours, at the age of one year and seven stood up up in bed, at two years my daughter started to make the first steps. It's not so bad, but when Sofia turned 2 years and a half she started having convulsions. But, thank God, they did not bring her backwards in her development, she preserved all her skills. But because of the seizures we lost a lot of time. After the seizures went away we started treatments again. Being treated in Brest, Minsk, Lida. We twent twice to the dolphin therapy in Minsk, we went to Minsk for logopaedic massages in the "I speak" center. Every day we are doing exercises and get treatment with medication. A doctor in Minsk has recommended us to go to Warsaw for rehabilitation. The method is called Tomatis. We did one course from 5 January to 17 January 2015 and a second course of 2 March to 13 March 2015. The results are good, Sofiyka began to speak more words, short sentences (Bi Dad, Mom let itd), attentively, become better eat with forks itself became perseverance. The speech and language therapis  in the kindergarten said Sonia began to perform more complicated tasks. The third course is planned for31 August to 11 September 2015. The course fee is 8850 PLN. Between the second and third year there should be a break of no more than 6 months. And we need to be sure that the child keeps the old skills and gain new ones. Please do not pass our request by and give our daughter a chance to have a better quality of life. She will succeed!
Today, my daughter can walk independently but the gait is unsteady. She vocab is quite ok, she can say: mom, dad, woman, grandfather, aunt, uncle, Bi (car), AA (for going to the toilet), give me, etc. She can copy the sounds of animals. Our daughter is kind, affectionate, cheerful, emotional, curious. Doctors say that we have achieved good results. We believe that our daughter will recover soon and start speaking better.
 
                                  We will be glad of any help!!!
 
Banking details for the treatment of Markevich Sofia opened in a branch of OAO ASB Belarusbank 413/07, Lida, branch code 696
Belarusian rubles - № 000069, transit account 3819382104109
Euro - № 000020 transit account 3819382105717
                                     
 
Contact phone: 80299535548 (Vel), Ekaterina, 80336542140 (MTS). 80336542141 (MTS), Pavel
email: katya.markevich.1986@mail.ru
 
 

Surgery for Arsenyi

Dear Friends,

Please, help the child to get a chance for better life!!!

We are kindly asking you to urgently help the family of Arsenyi Penkrat fundraise for Arsenyi's surgery. You can find his story (http://dobratut.by/ru/post/2015-03-24-lechenie-dlya-arseniya). At the moment the family has about 7 000 dollars. We are asking you to help fundraise the rest of the money (about 2000 dollars) to cover the cost of the surgery. The parents agreed to do only the surgery now without the further rehab (that was recommended).  

The Penkrat family will be extremely happy to get any help!! 

Here is the banking details and the family contacts:

 

Charity accounts are open in branch №511/249 JSC «АSB „Belarusbank” — Minsk, Shishkina Str., 26

UNP: 100349858

MFO: 153001815

 — Belarusian rubles — transit account №3819382103561 for charity account №000007;

 — US dollars — transit account №3819382104993 for charity account №000007;

 — EURO— transit account №3819382104993 for charity account №000006;

— Russian rubles  — transit account №3819382104993 на for charity account №000007;

Purpose of payment: Treatment for Arsenyi Penkrat.

E-money:

WebMoney:

B244832608607- Belarusian rules

E185979770487- EURO

U322048533658- Ukrainian

Z272218529965- US dollars

R235476008499- Russian rubles

EasyPay00474874

 +375296304528 Arsenyi’s mother – Tatiana Penkrat 

Address: 

Minsk 220118 Shishkina Str., 20, building 1, apt 63

 

Volunteer Easter

During the week before Easter five young people from Corduff community youth project as part of Foroige's youth citizenship program visited Cherven children's orphanage. The group were joined by Deirdre Walsh, “Foroige” and BCP's Brian O'Sullivan. A fantastic week was experienced by all as the group spent time working across the different units and delivering organized activities such as a trip to the cinema. A number of local families were supported in the local community and Medication was also purchased for the orphanage by the groups fundraising. Deirdre Walsh who facilitated much of the trips planning said ' the trip had a very positive impact on the young people who travelled, an opportunity to experience another side of life and the work of the Irish charity'.

Another group of nine volunteers went to Gorodische orphanage where they spent a lovely week with children trying to cover all the units and see all the children. Lots of games, parties, massage sessions. And sure lots of happiness for both children and volunteers!

We thank our volunteers for the fantastic time they spent in the orphanages and those smiles that are most precious! 

Fund says thanks

"Dobra tut" is greatful to our donator Kiseliev Vladimir for regular donations towards Fund's projects. 

We say thanks from the bottom of our hearts! Full information on purchases can always be found in section REPORT

Treatment for Arsenyi urgently needed!

Dear friends,  

We keep posting stories of those families who apply to the Fund for help. Here is the story of little Arsenyi:

His mother Tatiana is writing about her son who is very eill since he was born.  She hope the people can help them to treat her little child! 

Little Arsenyi is 5 years old and he live in Minsk. He suffers from Cerebral Palsy and epilepsy. He also has hydrocephalus, but he had a surgery (had a shunt) to fix it. Also the child has spastic quadriplegia and symptomatic epilepsy, systematic speech and underdevelopment and dysarthria. The family was fighting hard to help Arsenyi improve.  

During all these years the family tried a huge number of treating methods: they spent time in all rehab centers in Belarus but it didn’t bring any good results, so they decided not to waste time there anymore and tried individual treatment sessions of Voitotherapy in Moscow. After that Arsenyi’s legs and arms relaxed a lot.  They also tried reflex massage in MedC centre and after that the child started to turn from his tummy on his back. The family also went to Medical centre in Check Republic where the treatment was also very successful: the Arsenyi pronounced his first words Mama and Baba. 

Then the family went to China for 3 surgeries with stem cells, all the 3 surgeries went really well, Arsenyi relaxed and the right movements started to appear. His mental condition also improved greatly, he used his own language to communicate and surely expected an answer J

But unfortunately in August the child had a major seizure which lasted for about 30 minutes and after that sometimes he is like “flies away” or sinks in his thoughts deeply. The doctors didn’t know if it was some sort of seizures or these were neurological consequences.  

Thanks to some kind people the family managed to fund raise money to go to Germany for 2 days monitoring that showed that Arsenyi has no seizures as such but he has some brain activity that blocks child’s development. But the fact that there are no seizures means a lot, the doctors even reduced the dosage of his medications.

Unfortunately fighting CP is an extremely hard task. The orthopedist diagnosed pre-dislocation of Arsenyi’s hips and the child needs a surgery. To avoid a complicated surgery that involves complicated manipulations with bones and additional material to fix them the family found another way to help the child. The clinic in China, Beijing offered them Neurotomy which is easier to perform and to recover from. It costs 8.064 $.  But after that Arsenyi will need 5-week rehabilitation which costs additionally. Total amount makes 18.151 $. And the family is expected to be there on the 1st of June!

Surely for them this is an unbelievable amount. But they hope that there are good people that can put something towards Arsenyi treatment and that will surely help!

Mom says: “People have different needs: someone needs a car, someone a house, someone misses a yacht, but all I need is my child to meet me at the door on his feet asking: what did you bring for me, mommy?”

She believes that together we can make a huge change in child’s life!

 

Their banking details 

 

Charity accounts are open in branch №511/249 JSC «АSB „Belarusbank” — Minsk, Shishkina Str., 26

UNP: 100349858

MFO: 153001815

 — Belarusian rubles — transit account №3819382103561 for charity account №000007;

 — US dollars — transit account №3819382104993 for charity account №000007;

 — EURO— transit account №3819382104993 for charity account №000006;

— Russian rubles  — transit account №3819382104993 на for charity account №000007;

Purpose of payment: Treatment for Arsenyi Penkrat.

E-money:

WebMoney:

B244832608607- Belarusian rules

E185979770487- EURO

U322048533658- Ukrainian

Z272218529965- US dollars

R235476008499- Russian rubles

EasyPay00474874

 +375296304528 Arsenyi’s mother – Tatiana Penkrat 

Address: 

Minsk 220118 Shishkina Str., 20, building 1, apt 63 

Little Alise is looking for help

Dear friends, 

The family of little Alise Marchenko applied to us looking for help. Her brief story is: She was born 19.11.2006 in a single parent family. As usual for Belarus there is no father. But Alise has a sister. Since 2 months and a half she was diagnosed with a range of various diseases like Cerebral Palsy, spastic plegia, mental slowness. The mother fought for her daughter's health bravely, so the girl learned to crawl and sit up. But there is more to atchieve! As Alise has potencial the family looked for some treatment options. And one of the Chinese clinics offered them help (Beijing clinic for cerebral palsy). The treatment costs 18 000 dollars. Surely for the family it's a huge amount of money. That's why we apply to all who has some interest to help the family and to contribute towards the treatment. It doesn't have to be the whole amount, but every little helps. For banking details, please see this: 

Accounts are open for donations in Bank 527 "Belzherdor" JSC "АSB Belarusbank"  UNP 100783330 MFO 153001254

transit account for euros 3819382100936 for charity account 000022 in branch 527/527

transit accounts for dollars 3819382100936 for charity account 000275 in branch 527/527

The family address is 220055 Minsk, Nalibokskaya str. 44 - 75, Marchenko Alla, Tel: + 375336342673

We would appreciate your every help! Thanks in advance!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

"Dobra tut" Cherity Fund wishes a happy St. Patrick's Day to all our freinds - Irish and not only! 

First of all we sending our best wishes to the sponsors, partners, donators, volunteers of Вurren Chernobyl Project, Chernobyl Children's Trust, and everyone who is involved into helping people of our country. 

And of course, our best wishes to everyone we support and to all our freinds!

Hurray!

 

 

Diana is looking for friends!

Dear friends,

We are looking for your help! A family (single parent, no father!) from village Yazni, Vileiksy district, applied to us with such a thing: their 24 year old girl Diana Bogdan (31.01.1991) is looking for an opportunity to find new friends. As she lives in a small village and there are hardly any friends around and to get out from there regularly is extremely difficult because of her condition, she feels a bit lonesome.  

Thus we are asking you to help with this. The girl is looking for a second hand laptop (as it’ll be hard for her physical condition to use a desk top one), that can be donated to her. It doesn’t have to be something fancy but a good machine to be enough for surfing on Internet and become an active member of the internet social network society. If there is someone who is interested and eager to help, please contact the office in Minsk (AddressAngarskiy pereulok, 117, Minsk, Belarus, 220137 E-mail: dobratut@gmail.com, Telephone: + 375 (017) 243-55-21)

We will be extremely grateful!

(Unfortunately we don’t have a photo of Diana herself as the family didn’t provide it, but we promise to photograph the moment of passing your present to Diana and show it here on our website!)

Help to girl Zlata is urgently needed!

Dear all, 
in attachements there are a few documents regarding the case that we have got from a family in Brest (they are in Russian apart from a few documents from the clinic in Germany in English too and the last one with the underlined accounts). Zlata Gerasimuk (DOB 12.10.2011) has a very rare heart condition since she was born (multiple heart defect, CAVC - defect of common atrioventricular canal and lots of secondary diagnoses). 
The child had an operation on correcting the lung arteria. The opereation was very complicated but the child survived! That helped the child to breath without suffocating with blood. 
The family was trying to go to the next step as there was still a lot to fix as some of the doctors would describe her heart as "a piece of swiss cheese". They were consultating with clinics in Russia and Poland as well as in Germany. And it turned out that the specialist in Belarus and Russia didn't have enough expertise to carry out the next operation. But one of the doctors in Germany agreed to undertake the responsibility! 
So the bill that the family got from the clinic that needs to be paid before 16 of February 2015 makes 44,900.00 Euro + 1600 euro per day in the general room in the hospital (the attendent is included), and 1000 euro if the additional equipment (like a wheelchair) is needed. 
So if there is any possibility to help in any way, please, see the account in euros underlined in black (Bank address is in a black box). 
So we are asking you to make a little contribution! Every little helps! 
Big thanks in advance on behalf og the family!

Charity Fund "Dobra tut" is the organization whose main priority is to support financially and materially some of the orphanages in Belarus and also involve volunteers into work with the children and adults.

You can support our projects by transferring money to our account, or become a volunteer and help the children and adults directly. On our website we provide you with the full report on the work of our Fund.

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