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Help us Help Misha

Posted by worldorphanrelief on August 22, 2017

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One of our most important endeavors is to help save the life of little Misha, who Katya and I met on UA Mission 5.  Misha suffers from a rare genetic disorder known as Spinal Muscular Atrophy, the treatment for which costs almost $2 million for the first two years alone.  Katya and I filmed a short video appeal for assistance in hopes of generating a lot of support for his case.  In the meantime, however, simple protein supplements such as the one in the above photo will help slow muscular deterioration.  If you are interested in donating please contact us at the.fishermen.international@gmail.com for shipping details.  We could use your help!

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VP Mitchenko to Speak on the Issue of Human Trafficking at the UN

Posted by worldorphanrelief on August 22, 2017

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VP and Co-director Ekaterina Mitchenko will take on the complicated task of addressing the UN General Assembly this September on the issue of human trafficking in the Donbas region of Ukraine.  Few statistics exist on this critical matter which has affected many families and orphaned children in her region.  Included in Katya’s presentation will be inexpensive and effective suggestions on how to counter trafficking operations.

In addition to Ms. Mitchenko’s speech, President Alex Gowen will discuss the terrible state of affairs in his home state of North Carolina, which ranks among the worst for human trafficking.  The focus both presentations will be limited to minors and orphaned children.

 

 

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Our NC/Lysychansk Medical Cooperation Initiative

Posted by worldorphanrelief on August 22, 2017

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During Ukraine Mission 6 Kate and I initiated our plan to connect NC doctors, nurses, and hospitals with the Children’s Hospital and Medical College of Lysychansk.  This is mainly an educational exchange with hopes of improving medical care for the Luhansk region.  At this point we are ready to put interested volunteers in touch with both institutions.  This is a great step forward with a permanent positive outcome for the people.

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Introducing our New Vice President and Co-Director

Posted by worldorphanrelief on August 22, 2017

 

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We are happy to introduce our new vice president and co-director, Ekaterina Mitchenko.  She joined our team last May as our official Mission Photographer and proved to be an indispensable asset for our work in eastern Ukraine.  We have accomplished more with her help than during any previous mission.  Additionally, Ms. Mitchenko has been cleared by the UN to attend the upcoming meeting of the General Assembly to discuss human trafficking – a large and complicated problem in her country of Ukraine.  She will provide inexpensive and effective solutions to attending UN agencies and other NGOs in hopes of preventing more children of the Donbas region from becoming victims of trade operations.  Welcome to The Fishermen, Katya – we look forward to saving many lives with you!

 

 

 

 

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