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Help to save twins lives by fetoscopy in Ukraine!

by Fetal Medicine Foundation, Ukraine
Help to save twins lives by fetoscopy in Ukraine!
Help to save twins lives by fetoscopy in Ukraine!
Help to save twins lives by fetoscopy in Ukraine!
Help to save twins lives by fetoscopy in Ukraine!
Help to save twins lives by fetoscopy in Ukraine!
Help to save twins lives by fetoscopy in Ukraine!
Help to save twins lives by fetoscopy in Ukraine!
Help to save twins lives by fetoscopy in Ukraine!
Help to save twins lives by fetoscopy in Ukraine!
Help to save twins lives by fetoscopy in Ukraine!
Help to save twins lives by fetoscopy in Ukraine!
Help to save twins lives by fetoscopy in Ukraine!
Help to save twins lives by fetoscopy in Ukraine!
Help to save twins lives by fetoscopy in Ukraine!
Help to save twins lives by fetoscopy in Ukraine!
Help to save twins lives by fetoscopy in Ukraine!
Help to save twins lives by fetoscopy in Ukraine!
Help to save twins lives by fetoscopy in Ukraine!
Help to save twins lives by fetoscopy in Ukraine!
Help to save twins lives by fetoscopy in Ukraine!
Help to save twins lives by fetoscopy in Ukraine!
Help to save twins lives by fetoscopy in Ukraine!
Help to save twins lives by fetoscopy in Ukraine!
Help to save twins lives by fetoscopy in Ukraine!
After last operative fetoscopy at 21 of May 2015
After last operative fetoscopy at 21 of May 2015

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

Thank so much each of you for your support!

It is so pleasure to see happy faces of parents when they had been informing about operation fetoscopy's payment by the Foundation based on your donations :)

Especially in time of still war against Rossia in our country and according bad economical situation...

As I told before, and it is true, your donations do not just financial help to families with twins that complicated by Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS), but also help morally to believe parents in good results!

Let me inform you that donations received by our foundation up today from a time of previous report help us to cover two more operative fetoscopies and the last was performed at 21 of May (look attached photos).

Two ladies already delivered during this time, each - two alive babies. You can see in attached photos first happy family that was operated at 18 weeks of pregnancy with 2d stage of TTTS. Second family informed us about good results but, unfortunately, we have no yet promised photos from this family.

We MUST be optimists at this war time and we do believe both in the victory of good over evil and in good consequences for families that we are able to operate with your help. And WE ARE! ;)

With deep respect,

Oleksiy Solovyov

Happy family after operative fetoscopy at 18 weeks
Happy family after operative fetoscopy at 18 weeks
This lady delivered 2 alive babies but no photo :(
This lady delivered 2 alive babies but no photo :(

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Happy family
Happy family

Dear our donors!

Thank each of you for your support! It is very useful for us, especially at this time of war in Ukraine :(

Despite the fighting in the country, despite the financial turmoil in the country and in families, despite the often depressing psychological condition both of our patients and our doctors we are trying to do our job well. Your donations do not just financial help to families with twins that complicated by Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS), but also help morally to believe parents in good results!

Let me inform you that donations received by our foundation up today from a time of previous report help us to cover two operative fetoscopies. One lady already delivered two alive babies but one newborn, unfortunately, died in a month :( Second alive baby and happy family you can see in attached photos. Second family was operated at 18 weeks of pregnancy with 2d stage of TTTS. The operative fetoscopy had been provided successfuly, without complications, and the family has 21 weeks now. In third attached photo you can see this last family just after operation.

We have to be optimists at this time and we do believe both in the victory of good over evil in a war with treacherously Rossia and in good consequences for families that we are able to operate with your help!

With deep respect,

Oleksiy Solovyov

Alive baby from twins
Alive baby from twins
Family after operative fetoscopy
Family after operative fetoscopy

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Thank so much EACH of YOU, our dear donors!

Let me report that donations received by our foundation up today help us to cover four operative fetoscopies. Six babies from three operated ladies are already born alive. But one newborn, unfortunately, died in early neonatal period :(

Other five babies are healthy - you can see happy families with children on attached photos.

Your donations also help to provide free of charge forth operative fetoscopy for family of doctors (let me explain here for foreigners that medics in Ukraine usually are not belong to wealthy people :)  in case of early (at 16 weeks!) manifested Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome, 2d stage, after one ectopic pregnancy and one misscarriage. Look attached photos after fetoscopy. Today pregnancy age is already 21 weeks and follow up is OK. Cross fingers together! ;)

I would like also to share a photo recently received of another twins after fetoscopy at 16 weeks of pregnancy with very similar situation. That fetoscopy was performed before our project started. Stay in line for brides! ;)

And let me inform something very interesting. When our project description had been preparing to post it on the GlobalGiving platform we wrote in part "Potential Long Term Impact": "Official Ukrainian authorities seems not to believe in such problems with twins and/or doubt about Ukrainian doctors ability to treat in-utero suffering twins. As a result they do not want to see this problem. ... We hope: this example will turn official health system toward the problem and to solution finding..." Today I am involved in "working group" of Ukrainian Ministry of Health Care to prepare official document concerning diagnostic and management of multiple pregnancies... ;)

It is also thanks to YOU!!! :)

With deep respect,

Oleksiy Solovyov

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Our first happy family with saved twins
Our first happy family with saved twins

Dear our kind donors!

What I have to say today in this report?.. For six months in Ukraine continues undeclared war waged by Putin's Rossia...  Just at this time when I'm writing in Kyiv these words my wife almost in the center of Donetsk City seeking refuge for salvation because of shooting and shelling... However, parallel to this, life goes on...

Those $ 5000, we put together in December, covered the 3 operative fetoscopies. Is this a lot or a little?

Two women after the operations have given birth to two babies, alive and healthy - you can see them on attached photos :) Third patient's pregnancy is still ongoing and we hope to hear good news regarding third delivery also. Knock-knock-knock! ;) Saved six lives - is it a lot or a little? Ask parents whose an only sons 17-20-year-old were shot by snipers on the Maidan in Kyiv recently... :(

And three sophisticated operations free of charge (THANKS TO YOUR DONATIONS) for not rich families two of three live in rural areas - is it a lot or a little? Do not ask them - just look at their happy eyes! :)

After December we received almost no donations because a war in Ukraine and most Ukrainian donors support defenders of the homeland.

But we will continue working in fetal medicine (until called to war). Hope slowly we yet still collect at least for some fetoscopies more to save more twins livesAccordingly, gratefully accept any your donations!

With great respect and gratitude,

the "Fetal Medicine Foundation, Ukraine".


 

Our second family with saved twins
Our second family with saved twins
25-ys old patient K. from Kyiv with own husband
25-ys old patient K. from Kyiv with own husband

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen

who are DONORS of the project 'Help to save twins lives by fetoscopy in Ukraine!' and FANS of the project! :)

I would like to sincerely thank each of YOU both for your donations and for sharing information about the project! Believe me that sharing of information about our project is not less important than your donations because, unfortunately, still very small amount of population and doctors know that such intrauterine operations are providing in Ukraine.

Let me inform that (THANKS TO YOU!!!) we have on this day two fetoscopies (24 Mar and 04 Apr) in 2014 provided free of charge for parents. Two operative fetoscopies mean a hope to the FOUR LIVES! Your donations gave a hope to these lives and additional pleasure for parents to save their money for the future maintenance of pregnancy and babies. ALL your donations we spend ONLY to cover free of charge operative fetoscopies! We have 00,00 (ZERO) dollars from your donations for administration costs.

You can see happy parents after operations in attached photos.

Let me remind that you can watch our activities not only with this project and with others too on our web-site www.fmfua.com and our site on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/FMFUa. Please consider telling your friends and family about our project - share the link on your blogs or social networks, use the tell-a-friend feature on the project page to email your network, or just bring us up in conversation. You know your friends and family best, so use your own words - tell them why you chose our project and what it means to you.

Thank each of YOU so much again!

With deep respect,
Oleksiy Solovyov

40-ys old patient from Kolomyia with own sister
40-ys old patient from Kolomyia with own sister
 

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Fetal Medicine Foundation, Ukraine

Location: Kyiv - Ukraine
Website: http:/​/​www.fmfua.com
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Fetal Medicine Foundation, Ukraine
Oleksiy Solovyov
Project Leader:
Oleksiy Solovyov
Kyiv, Kyiv Ukraine

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