Urgent Appeal: Support Okhmatdyt Children’s Hospital After Devastating Missile Strike

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In a horrifying act of aggression, a Russian missile has struck the Okhmatdyt Children’s Hospital in Kyiv. This deliberate attack on innocent children is a blatant war crime.

The missile attack on July 8 resulted in the destruction of one of the hospital’s buildings. President Zelenskiy announced that at least 38 people were killed and 190 wounded, many children among them. Over 40 rockets were fired, causing widespread devastation in the city.

The Athletes for Freedom Foundation’s ambassadors have a history of supporting this vital hospital. In May 2022, following Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, they organized a fundraising tournament to provide much-needed resources for Okhmatdyt. Tragically, we must once again rally together to support this unique establishment.

We are in direct communication with Okhmatdyt Hospital and have been officially authorized to launch this urgent fundraiser.

The AFF has already provided $35,000 worth of value in kind in the form of a much-needed SUV: a 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. The vehicle, which underwent a full service before dispatch and was acquired at an internal auction in the US, is highly appreciated by the hospital, especially as their vehicle was destroyed in the missile hit.

However, we seek to raise a total of $60,000, with the remainder to be transferred for targeted distribution by the hospital specialists.

We cannot stand by in silence. Now, more than ever, Okhmatdyt needs our help. Your donations will make a difference in saving lives and rebuilding the hospital’s critical infrastructure.

Donate now to support Okhmatdyt Children’s Hospital and stand against these heinous war crimes. Together, we can provide hope and healing to those who need it most.


Photo: NSDL Okhmatdyt


Photo: Okhmatdyt building destroyed in Kyiv due to Russian attack (Vitaliy Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

List of Items for Okhmatdyt Children’s Hospital

Items to be Provided by the Athletes for Freedom Foundation (Value: $35,000)
1. Toyota RAV4 SUV for Transportation: $35,000
— Essential for transporting patients, medical supplies, and staff.

Items to be Funded by Additional Donations (Budget: $25,000)
1. Medical Equipment and Supplies for Critical Care:
— Pediatric Ventilators: $5000
— Dialysis Machines: $4000
— Chemotherapy Infusion Pumps: $2500
— Patient Monitors: $2500
— Surgical Instruments: $2000
— Sterilization Equipment: $2000

2. Medications and Consumables:
— Chemotherapy Drugs: $2000
— Antibiotics and Essential Medications: $2000
— Intravenous Fluids and Nutritional Supplements: $2000
— Disposable Medical Supplies (gloves, masks, syringes, etc.): $1000

By providing these items and funds, we can support the critical needs of sick children, including those battling cancer and requiring dialysis, at Okhmatdyt Children’s Hospital. Every contribution makes a significant impact. Please donate now.