Forty foot LifeNets Container On Its Way to Ukraine
on May 28, 2002 from Neosho, Wisconsin
Loaded by Great Volunteer Help on May 26
- Visit LifeNets Chernobyl Section
- LifeNets Home Page
- Lafayette United Church of God Collects Toys for Center for the Rehabilitation of Disabled Children in Ukraine (Dec. 22, 2001)
- LifeNets Container Going to Chernobyl, Ukraine from Neosho, Wisconsin (posted Dec 1, 2001)
- Victor Kubik's Visit to Our Chernobyl Project June 18-20, 2001
- The U.S. State Department's Counterpart International, Inc. Humanitarian Assistance Program Awards LifeNets Four Forty Foot Container Shipments to Ukraine (March 2, 2001)
LifeNets has been working with the "Revival" Centre of Medical Social Rehabilitation of Disabled Children in Chernigov, Ukraine since 1995. It is located about 40 miles east of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. This unique, for Ukraine, rehabilitation center was established by three doctors devoted to victim children of Chernobyl. They decided to establish the first children's rehabilitation center in Ukraine that goes beyond giving just medical help. It helps the children develop confidence and skills to integrate into society's mainstream. Dr. Vasil Pasichnyk was the head pediatrician in Chernobyl at the time of the nuclear accident in 1986 and heads the Center. In June last year we celebrated the fifth anniversary of his work.
In 1999 he visited the United States on a LifeNets sponsored visit and we introduced him to children's hospitals and rehabilitation centers in Rochester, Minnesota, Columbia, Missouri, Memphis, Tennessee and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. While in the Milwaukee area a group of people expressed an interest in sending a container of much-needed equipment and supplies to his clinic. Mark and Linda Roth who own Neosho Truck Parts offered to be the staging area of such a shipment. On January 22, 2001 LifeNets received approval by the United States State Department to ship humanitarian supplies to Ukraine at no cost to us. Collections continued.
On May 26, 2002 the work of donors across area of our country made donations of requested items such as exercise and rehabilitation equipment, medical equipment and supplies, children's clothing, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene supplies, paint for expansion of the clinic, fabric and much much more. All this was packed on a beautiful Sunday morning of May 26th. The container shipping cost is funded by USAID program. Expected date of arrival in Ukraine is about July 10, 2002.
We thank all those involved for their sacrifice, time and care for children whose parents in many cases were victims of the Chernobyl disaster and have passed on central nervous system disabilities to their children.
Click here to see who helped make this all possible!
Below are photos of our packing.
From left to right: Mark Roth, Victor Kubik, Linda Roth, Beverly Kubik standing in front of container just loaded
The United States is still the leader for helping the needy in the world
Beds and therapy equipment that was to be moved from moving vans on to container
One of 390 boxes going on the container
Moving a heavy exam table
Hundreds of gallons of paint in 5 gallon pails
Reconciling the inventory
Putting together the final manifest on site
Special therapy stand shipped free to us by Federal Express
Mark and Linda Roth
Special pediatric wheel chairs
Government inspector taking a last look at
Inspector Jack sealing up the container
The two moving vans used for storing humanitarian aid
Ready to go to Ukraine!