Mykola at Shriners Hospital
MONTREAL, ON-DECEMBER 7 - Mykola Nyzhnykovskyi, 11, sits on his bed after being admitted to Shriners Hospitals for Children in Montreal, December 7, 2015. Shriners Hospitals for Children agreed to assess and treat Nyzhnykovskyi's prosthetic needs. On August 24, 2015, Nyzhnykovskyi and his brother were playing near their home in eastern Ukraine when they came across an undetonated grenade. The blast immediately killed his brother, and left Nyzhnykovskyi as a triple amputee, missing both his legs and right arm. He also sustained severe injuries to his face, teeth, eyes.
Congratulations to Marta Iwanek in winning Ist Place in the Portrait Category for National Press Photographers Association in the US. It is a gripping and poignant photo of 11-year-old Mykola at the Shriners Children's Hospital in Montreal taken Dec 7, 2015
The Canada Ukraine Foundation (CUF) was established to coordinate, develop, organize and deliver assistance projects generated by Canadians and directed to Ukraine.
There was and is a need for an institution to monitor, provide & promote commercial, technical and humanitarian aid; to assess and evaluate projects; to foster cooperation and communication among aid providers; to assist in establishing priorities and developing projects that will maximize impact and cost effectiveness; and to act as a forum that brings together individuals and organizations from the community, private and public sectors, which are interested in providing assistance to Ukraine.
CUF therefore was established as a national charitable foundation that would coordinate Canadian organizations that have projects in Ukraine as well as other projects in Canada.
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