In August 2014 NODUS, the Neurological & Neurosurgical Rehabilitation Research Centre launched its own non-profit Charity 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 medical assistance is provided to both servicemen and soldiers-volunteers, as
In 2018 this humanistic project is still being implemented by this private clinic, funnelling its own 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 February 2019, 182 Ukrainian soldiers went through the individual rehabilitation programs and 71 men received medical consultations and diagnostics.
253 warriors have been treated through the Nodus Charity project.
NODUS covered 100% of treatment costs for 199 of them.
54 soldiers received a 25% discount on their rehabilitation programs.
At the present time, 697 wounded soldiers are on the “waiting list” to be admitted to the clinic for specialised treatment & tailored rehabilitation.
As of the 19st February, 2019, 5 ATO participants are undergoing the in-patient and 2 ATO participant - the out-patient treatment & rehabilitation at the clinic.
It is known that the specialized neurorehabilitation is the most protracted (3 to 6-9 months on average), costly and highly efficient process of restoration of damaged or lost functions. May run up to 12 months or even more ( to several consecutive years).
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 injuried 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.
Mr Olexander Kulyk, Director , was decorated with the medal “ For cooperation with the Armed Forces of Ukraine”
However, NODUS has no any preferencial rates on utility charges and taxes.
No permanent source of funding from the government, charitable foundations and programs. Assistance is mostly provided by volunteers, private donors, the Ukrainian community abroad (Italy, Poland, USA, Switzerland) and relatives. Few charitable funds have recently been financing rehabilitation of a few soldiers on the in-patient treatment plan.
BUT by the fifth year of the war NODUS”s funds have been depleted, and it gets more and more difficult to find money for the treatment and tailored 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.
On average, it is required app.100 000 UAH per month for treatment and rehabilitation of ONE badly injured soldier (with TBI or SCI).
there is an urgent need for financial support
of the NODUS Charity project.
In order to further implement the Charity project for wounded warriors, we shall be grateful to everyone who makes a contribution into financing of this non-profit Charity project.
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.