Medical Aid, Therapudic and Specialist Treatment
The Sunflowers Chernobyl Appeal provide medical aid in many different ways for those who need it most, from essential cancer medicines, to anastethics, to help with obtaining specialist treatment. Children with various illnesses are helped to recieve specialist treatment in Ireland, Belarus and Russia. This is a very important part of our work and as a result many children have benefitted.
Sick children are taken to Ireland for treatment and have benefitted from Hospitals such as Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, the National Children's Hospital, Temple Street, Dublin, the University College Hospital in Galway, the Galway Clinic, A.P.O.S and from General Practitioners, Dentists and eye specialists. We also provide medical and therapudic aids for special needs children.
The image above left shows Tanya in a wheelchair in the Sunflower Centre, Mikashevichi. Tanya could not walk unaided but with help from the Sunflowers she underwent surgery in Russia to enable her to walk. The image on right shows Tanya today. The Sunflowers continue to help Tanya and other children in similar circumstances with financial aid for therapists and surgery when needed.
This photos above show Vlad and Olga being fitted with their new hearing aids at the Ear Clinic in Co.Galway. Vlad attends a school for deaf children in Pinsk in southern Belarus where The Sunflowers Chernobyl Appeal carry out many projects.
This young man lost his legs in an horrific accident 10 years ago and has suffered much pain and trauma since. The Sunflowers Chernobyl Appeal took Vlad to Ireland and financed his treatment to have prosthetic legs fitted at the Atlantic Prosthetic Orthotic Services at Kilcolgan Co. Galway. After months of intensive treatment by the specialists from A.P.O.S and help from The Sunflowers Vlad is now ready for a life of independence. We thank all the staff of A.P.O.S for helping Vlad, and others we have taken to the clinic for prosthetic limbs and assessment.
Help Us To Continue Our Medical Aid Programmes
You can help us to continue our medical aid programme by making a secure donation online. You can choose to make a single donation or opt to make donations at regular intervals such as every month. For more details please click here