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Palliative Care Program

by Tabletochki Charity Fund
Palliative Care Program
Palliative Care Program
Palliative Care Program
Palliative Care Program
Palliative Care Program
Palliative Care Program
Palliative Care Program
Palliative Care Program
Palliative Care Program
Palliative Care Program

Overall expenses for Palliative program of Tabletochki foundation in April-June 2020 made $57569.

Thanks to your support we purchased medicines, medical equipment and consumable materials for $35216, we have provided targeted assistance for $2217, special nutrition - $1995, we paid for funeral services $2463, presents, home help and other expenses - $10550, psychology services - $388. Administrative expenses of the foundation in April-June 2020 made $4738.

Our wards are making progress in their studies. Maxim received an honorable certificate! This coincided with the fulfillment of Maxim's dream. Which one? Never guess what! The guy moved from a wheelchair to a bicycle! We fulfilled his dream. Yes, that happens!

Dima, another foundation’s ward received a diploma for the successful completion of reading lessons. This year he goes to school. He loves computer games and dreams of the sea. Last year, Dima visited the sea thanks to you. This year, in connection with lock down, we have not yet considered such an opportunity.

And we continue our super important mission to fulfill the dreams of our wards. Before getting sick, Anton went to Don Juan’s opera in Lviv and watched for 3 hours how the musicians played in the orchestra pit, questioned about the instruments. He didn’t even want to go to intermission. The family returned home and Anton passed the selection to the music school and then fell ill - a brain tumor.

Now his hand does not work well, strabismus, but he really dreamed of learning to play the flute. Why exactly the flute? The wording is of course unusual. Anton said: "In order to put the snakes to sleep." Mom asked where he was going to find a snake? Anton replied: "Let's go to the forest, and they themselves will come to the flute." Perhaps this desire was not clear to us adults but it is for Anton.

This dream was fulfilled by a volunteer of Tabletochki foundation palliative program. She just wrote us: "Hello! I have a flute, they will send it today."

Anton was happy and tried to play, of course he didn’t succeed and was surprised: “Why can't I play the flute?”. But he will certainly learn, thanks to your support!

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Overall expenses for Palliative program of Tabletochki foundation in January-March 2020 made $26844 (March is not included in the report as far as by now 1st quarter 2020 report is not ready because of the obvious time reasons).

We purchased medicines, medical equipment and consumable materials for $16714, we have provided the targeted assistance for $408, special nutrition - $514, we paid for funeral services $2550, presents, home help and other expenses - $1257. Administrative expenses of the foundation in January-March 2020 made $2965.

Even if it’s impossible to cure child’s cancer, we stay with the family. Helping to live the grief. Together we rejoice in every smile of parents. And yet, there are many of them.

Psychological support plays a big role in palliative care that is why we pay a lot of attention to it: we paid for psychology services $2436. In December we launched our third group of physiological support for families who lost their kids from cancer. This time, we have twenty parents and eleven siblings.

These meetings are always filled with energy and support and are equally exciting for the organizers and the participants. And these meetings occur thanks to you - our donors!

All the children in the palliative program of the foundation are taken cared about. We make all our children happy with gifts - toys, books, fulfill their dreams and also take care of siblings and parents.

It is important to note that we select each gift in accordance with the condition and capabilities of the child.

We are incredibly thankful to you! Palliative is not about death but it’s about life till the end.

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Overall expenses for Palliative program of Tabletochki foundation in October-November 2019 made $21688 (December is not included in the report as far as by now 4th quarter 2019 report is not ready because of the obvious time reasons).

We purchased medicines, medical equipment and consumable materials for $6809, we have provided the targeted assistance for $1893, special nutrition - $504, we paid for funeral services $1719, presents, home help and other expenses - $5037. Administrative expenses of the foundation in July-August 2019 made $1926.

Psychological support plays a big role in palliative care that is why we pay a lot of attention to it: we paid for psychology services $3871. In December we launched our third group of physiological support for families who lost their kids from cancer. 10 group meetings are planned as part of this program. There were 5 families on the first meeting - 9 parents and 3 children. The meeting was held by 2 psychologists who talked about the children and how to survive the New Year holidays, when everyone celebrates around. At the meeting, parents, children, volunteers were making New Year's cards, then to sign and give to those who are also waiting for support on the eve of the holiday.

But the most important why we do our palliative program is the dreams of the children and the quality of life to the very end.

Eleven-year-old girl with brain tumor dreamed of a friend - a dog. Recently, the girl felt very bad and her parents found an advertising where they were selling puppies. Mom wrote us that the girl "was screaming from happiness to tears" and she really felt better when she saw puppies.

Parents could not buy such a dog, so the foundation decided to fulfill the girl’s dream. We bought a puppy and everything that is necessary for keeping the dog. Every day, parents send us photos and video where the girl is happy, smiles and thereby pleases her parents. After all, the most important thing is when your child is happy.

Our ward boy of 13 years old with a brain tumor dreamed of a big TV.

The boy was very artistic and before his illness he loved to dance and sing, took an active part in school events. In the center for children with disabilities, he saw a large TV where he could watch cartoons without any difficulties. Also now he can insert a USB flash drive into the TV and read. On a small screen, the boy could not do this.

We realized the dream of the boy and now he watches his favorite cartoons on the big screen.

We know that we cannot help children recover, but we can provide them with a normal childhood until the very end.

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Tabletochki foundation takes care over 100 families with palliative kids. Overall expenses for Palliative program in July-August 2019 made $33534 (September is not included in the report as far as by now 3rd quarter 2019 report is not ready because of the obvious time reasons). We purchased medicines, medical equipment and consumable materials for $8593, we have provided the targeted assistance for $4576, special nutrition - $805, we paid for funeral services $2066, presents and home help - $276. Psychological support plays a big role in palliative care that is why we pay a lot of attention to it: we paid for psychology services $6535, $3750 for psychological parent`s meetings and $3206 for organizing a visit of our doctors and psychologists to Sweden. Next month 3 doctors, 2 psychologists and Tabletochki’s palliative program coordinator will visit Stockholm. They will have training there, will exchange experience with the Swedish colleagues, will visit hospice and palliative department in the hospital. Administrative expenses of the foundation in July-August 2019 made $3757.

Tabletochki foundation organized three meetings for parents who lost their children from cancer during July-September 2019. One of the meetings took place in the Carpathian Mountains in Bukovel. Twelve families lived for three days in a mountain camp with Foundation psychologists and volunteers. Parents worked extensively with our psychologists.

One of the mothers mentioned that she “thinks differently” outdoor, not like at traditional meetings in Kyiv. Another mom said: “It felt like we could still enjoy something. Everyone had a goal and motivation to move. On the way up the mountain everyone was in their thoughts, but we were all together and supporting each other. Shared with water, helped to climb through trees and streams. For the last three years it has been a whole new feeling for me. At the top of the mountain I had an euphoria and the thought that we are alive."

What we also do for our children under care is making their dreams come true. One of them was to see the sea. It was a dream of a little girl of five years old with lungs cancer. And we made it come true – she and her mother spent almost two weeks in the Black Sea region - in Odessa. During this time the girl managed to fall in love with the sea, explore all the playgrounds, get new friends, have lunch at a restaurant, get back home being the happiest girl in the world!

Not every child can be cured, but everyone can be helped. Everyone's life can be filled with joy to the end.

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Tabletochki overall expenses for Palliative program in April-May 2019 made $16523 (June is not included in the report as far as by the 1st of July 2nd quarter report is not ready because of the obvious time reasons). We purchased medicines and medical equipment for $4603, we have provided the targeted assistance for $2256, medical examination - $728, special nutrition - $271, we paid for funeral services $1509, we paid for psychology services $4483, psychological parents meetings - $627, we purchased consumable materials for $355, paid $28 for other expenses and $491 for memory day. Administrative expenses made $1172.

A special place in our palliative program is occupied by psychological meetings for parents. For now we have two groups monthly and the demand for them is growing. It is a good sign that we invite the right specialists and speak about the most important things for the parents who lost their kids from cancer.

On June 8th 2019 Tabletochki held our fourth Memory day. Families, doctors, psychologists, foundation team, volunteers gathered together to recall children who died from cancer. Memory Day is about life and the fact that love and memory remain with us forever. And this is an extremely important day for our families. Here's what parents write: "Thank you for being in our life, for memory, for emotion, for the day spent in a circle of people close to the spirit! You give a new breath of air after a terrible loss. "

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Tabletochki Charity Fund

Location: Kyiv - Ukraine
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Anna Gutman
Kyiv, Ukraine
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