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Ukraine Prosthetic Initiative

50 000-plus brave Ukrainian soldiers and civilians have lost their limbs since the start of the full-scale russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022. They now await prosthetics and rehabilitation in an environment familiar to them, with a ready support network. Many of the wounded soldiers want to return to the front lines but cannot until they are physically and mentally ready.

A few hundred of Ukrainians with traumatic limb amputations were transferred to the United States (and other places worldwide) to receive medical care, prosthetic fittings, and initial therapy. While extremely grateful for this assistance, the numbers are too small and the costs too high to be a solution for that vast majority of the soldiers in need. In addition, the transportation, language challenges, unfamiliar settings, and re-entry when they return home make this approach less effective than it needs to be.

A successful Ukraine prosthetic initiative will: 

Build a strong professional international partnership with medical teams, and prosthetic manufacturers, behavioral specialists, and physical therapists to deliver the care each patient needs. 

Send international experts to Ukraine to serve patients directly while at the same time training and supporting the medical and specialist teams there. This will expand the ability to serve patients exponentially.

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Project goals:

  • Build a strong professional UA-USA partnership.
  • “Train the trainers”: Train and equip Ukrainian prosthetists and physical therapists to become top professionals.
  • Maximize the number of people getting fitted with prosthetic limbs in Ukraine.

The costs to serve 100 patients in the US is approximately $6,000,000.

The cost to serve 100 patients in Ukraine with the help of the US specialists is approximately $160,000. 

The US team will provide hands–on care while training the Ukrainian specialists, therefore, providing scalability and further cost reduction.

How you can help:

There are several ways in which you can contribute to the cause of helping wounded Ukrainians regain their mobility. One possibility is to consider sponsorship, where you can fund a team that will journey to Ukraine and offer treatment to around ten people who require assistance. The cost for sponsoring the entire team amounts to $16,000, or alternatively, you can choose to sponsor an individual team member for $4,000. 

Additionally, if you have experience in the medical field or prosthetics, your expertise would be greatly appreciated in forming a medical and prosthetic team. Your contribution can make a significant difference in the lives of those who require specialized care to regain their independence and mobility.

Use this form or email the project lead Yuliia at yuliiam@volia.fund to support or ask a question about the Prosthetic Initiative.

R&D

We provide diverse support for Ukrainian small & medium businesses working on deep tech projects to defend Ukraine.

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We will provide funds for open online courses, grants for paid courses, co-sponsor intellectual competitions in STEM, organize coaching circles to help people reach specific educational or career goals and organize conferences focused on STEM topics to facilitate people entering and remaining in STEM related fields, achieving greater career and economic achievements.

Our primary partner is a SmartFuture foundation in Ukraine providing computer skills to kids affected by war

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Team

Currently there are 5 directors yet number of volunteers, officers and supporters grows daily

Alex Balkan
Alex Balkan
CFO

A detail-oriented leader with financial expertise

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Yuliia Matvieieva
Yuliia Matvieieva

A medical professional and a psychotherapist in-training

Arsen Kostenko
Arsen Kostenko
COO

An engineering leader with vast hands-on experience and a strong bias for action

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Executive Director

An entrepreneurial leader with executive touch

Ana Stepanova
Ana Stepanova

A strategist excelling in supporting cross-functional teams

Aly Owens
Aly Owens
Co-founder, CMO

At Volia, Aly focuses on fundraisers dedicated to Ukrainian defense. She was the first president of Volia Fund.