The wonderful musician and Diaconia volunteer Yulia Drukh from Karlsruhe has started an online project #nicht_alleine – #not_alone. Project goals: To support Diakonia and to remind people of the importance of music for society and for everyone. Thank you, Yulia, for your support and wonderful music!
Dear friends, thank you for your support!
As long as we help each other and care about each other, the humanity has a survival chance, and each of us has an opportunity to remain human in any circumstances.
In October, we have helped to Maksim Antonenko, 28 years old, Ukraine, and 4 families in difficult situations, where people have medical diagnoses.
In November, our help is awaited by: Read more
Thank you all for your support!
Our volunteers, despite the difficult times, continue to help. Now many families with sick children require support – financial, psychological, organizational- more than usual.
We are cooperating even more closely with many organizations, including those in Russia. In recent months, we have managed to provide humanitarian assistance on the spot thanks to the amazing project of our Moscow colleagues Galaktika Dobra (“Galaxy of Good”, galaktika.dobra at Instagram) that helps low-income families all over Russia.
Even more support is needed for our care-receivers, who, despite the quarantines and restrictions, manage to break through to Europe for a treatment. Sometimes this is the last chance to save a life. Sometimes the Lord sets it otherwise. But even then, we remain close…
Here are excerpts from a September report of a local volunteer group in Germany:
As many of you know, in addition to volunteer support for medical treatment in Europe and in the countries of the former Soviet Union, we also provide education and training for volunteers, educational programs, and rehabilitation programs for families with children who are sick or just underwent a severe illness. The project is called DobroMore and is based in Montenegro.
At the moment, we have an opportunity to purchase a wonderful house in the northern part of Montenegro and create a site there. This will not only allow us to run our programs all-year-round, but also provide financies for these programs.
The house is located in Durmitor National Park, Montenegro. It is one of the most beautiful and pollution-free places in Europe, in just 2.5 hours drive from the sea and from the southern branch of our center where we can carry out our programs off-season.
Thank you all for the support!
In August, your help was received by
Alexey Afonin, 5 years old, St. Petersburg, neuroblastoma of the right adrenal gland;
Artem Kashira, 23 years old, Tula region, Russia, traumatic brain injury at birth;
Yaroslav Andreev, 9 years old, Kaluga region, Russia, cerebral palsy;
Maxim Antonenko, 28 years old, Ukraine, progressive left-sided squamous cell carcinoma;
Serhiy Derkach, 29 years old, Ternopil region, Ukraine, hemangioendotheliopericytoma (spinal injury);
The big Kochnov family from Rostov region, Russia.
In September, the following care-receivers are waiting for help: Read more