In August 2014 the Neurological & Neurosurgical Rehabilitation Research Centre “NODUS” launched its own non-profit Charitable project for wounded soldiers (the ATO participants as they are officially called), defending the sovereignty of Ukraine against the Russian invaders.
The majority of them have traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and spinal cord traumas (SCI) in the result of gunshot and mine-explosive injuries.
In the framework of this project the medical assistance is provided to both servicemen and soldiers-volunteers, as
In 2017 this humanistic project is still being implemented by the centre, funneling our profit to treat gravely injured Ukrainian patriots. Many of them have become disabled with poor prospects of the future and miserable life ahead.
As of December, 1st 2017, 154 Ukrainian soldiers received tailored rehabilitation NODUS covered 100% of treatment costs for 115 of them.
37 soldiers were offered a 25% discount for their rehabilitation.
At the present time, 702 wounded soldiers are on the “waiting list” to be admitted to the clinic for a restorative treatment & tailored rehabilitation program.
As of the 1st
December, 2017, 6 ATO participants are undergoing inpatient treatment & rehabilitation at the clinic.
Free consultations are offered to combatants at the NODUS Centre.
It is known that the specialized neuro-rehabilitation is the most protracted (6 to 12 months on average), costly and highly efficient process of restoration of damaged or lost functions. May run up to 24 months or even more.
Substantial funds are required for the treatment and rehabilitation of patients during such long periods of time.
To achieve the highest results in the treatment and rehabilitation of the injured men the clinic attracts funds, which it earns on rehabilitation of civilians.
On August 22, 2016 the NODUS team was honored by the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
Dr Olexander Kulyk, Director, was decorated with the medal “For cooperation with the Armed Forces of Ukraine”
However, NODUS has no any preferential rate on utility charges and taxes.
There is no any permanent source of funding from the government, charitable foundations and programs. Assistance is provided mostly by volunteers, private donors, the Ukrainian community abroad and relatives.
BUT during the fourth year of the war funds have been depleted and it gets more and more difficult to find money for the treatment and rehabilitation of wounded soldiers.
Though, the number of such gravely injured men has been constantly growing, since the war goes on.
The NODUS team selflessly work to bring defenders of Ukraine back to normal life, but because of the lack of funds it has become increasingly challenging to continue this philanthropic program with the own funds of the clinic.
Therefore, there is an urgent need for financial support. In order to further implement the Nodus Charitable project for wounded warriors, we shall be grateful to everyone who makes a contribution into financing of this nonprofit program.
If you could Help us Help them, your assistance and willingness to ACT TOGETHER would be real support of our humanistic Cause and sharing of our social responsibility for the Future of UKRAINE.