Supporting Rare Disease Patients

by CF Orphanni Synytsi
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients
Supporting Rare Disease Patients

Project Report | Jun 8, 2023
5 portable concentrators for orphan patients

By Tetiana Zamorska | Executive Director

Foundation`s team. Patients Sofia and Tetiana.
Foundation`s team. Patients Sofia and Tetiana.

Our dear Donors,

We are happy to share our news with you on the project progress in supporting Ukrainian people living with a rare (orphan) disease.

A sense of helplessness overcomes Ukrainian oxygen-dependent rare diseases patients during missile attacks, when it is necessary to make a difficult choice on which their health and life depend. The choice is between oxygen and safety. The choice is either to stay at home and have access to the oxygen provided by a stationary concentrator, or to go to a shelter to escape enemy fire, but risk losing consciousness without the necessary oxygen.

The war, which has been going on for the second year, has changed the way we consider the needs and capabilities of people living with rare diseases. For severely ill patients the lack of oxygen can be worse than explosions of missiles or drones-shaheds. In order to have 24-hours access to oxygen therapy, such patients need portable oxygen concentrators in addition to stationary ones. They can take them to the shelter and breathe oxygen during the air alerts, which can last several hours. The high cost of such medical devices and the lack of the State financing for these needs forces orphan patients to apply to charitable organizations for help.

Thanks to the charitable funds of GlobalGiving, our Foundation purchased 5 mini portable oxygen concentrators with spare batteries:

- for 3 patients with pulmonary hypertension who live in Kyiv and the Kyiv region, where there have been 17 missile attacks over the past month. They are 51-year-old Liliya from the Bucha region, 63-year-old Rafiga from Boryspil and 57-year-old Svitlana from Kyiv;

- for 15-year-old Sofia from the Ternopyl region. As a result of complications of the rare disease mucopolysaccharidosis, Sofia developed a pulmonary hypertension. Its treatment requires oxygen therapy. Thanks to the received portable concentrator, Sofia's mother will not worry, because she will always have access to oxygen;

- for 35-year-old Ttiana from Vinnytsia living with a rare diagnosis tuberous sclerosis. The young woman is forced to live out within the four walls, chained to a stationary concentrator. To go out she needs a portable concentrator and a wheelchair. Tatyana has a daughter, so the opportunity to move around is extremely necessary for her. We hope that now, with a portable concentrator, Tetiana's quality of life will be improved.

Thanks to charitable funds of GlobalGiving, we also provided a pulse oximeter and an inhaler sterilizer for 15-year-old Christina from Zakarpattia region, who has a rare diagnosis of cystic fibrosis. As patients with this diagnosis have an increased risk of developing bacterial infections, the inhaler must be properly disinfected for daily inhalations that last several times a day. Therefore, the sterilizer is a very important device for ensuring proper treatment conditions for such patients.

We sincerely thank all the GlobalGiving donors for supporting Ukrainian orphan patients in these challenging times for our country affected by the ongoing war and humanitarian crisis.

Kind regards,

Tetiana Zamorska

51-year-old Liliya from the Bucha region
51-year-old Liliya from the Bucha region
63-year-old Rafiga from Boryspil
63-year-old Rafiga from Boryspil
57-year-old Svitlana from Kyiv
57-year-old Svitlana from Kyiv
15-year-old Christina from Zakarpattia
15-year-old Christina from Zakarpattia

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CF Orphanni Synytsi

Location: Kyiv - Ukraine
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Project Leader:
Tetiana Mykhailova
Kyiv , Kyiv Ukraine
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