A couple weeks ago we had the amazing privildge of hosting a volunteer team of medical professionals from Germany. They were sent by Humedica, a German relief organization, and they were absolutely the biggest blessing to us.
Jed’s parents volunteered for Humedica in Kosovo for 15 years and hosted many medical teams over those years. It’s through them that we came to know the director of that wonderful organization.
Humedica’s primary aim is to provide disaster relief. They are often some of the first on the ground in earthquakes, tsunamis, and other disaster situations. Their huge volunteer base of medical personnel is standing ready and waiting for their chance to serve. Throughout the year Humedica also sends small medical teams to do short-term work in non-disaster areas. That’s where Wide Awake came in!
When Jed went to Switzerland last year he hopped over to Germany and met with Humedica’s long-term projects director to see what it would look like to get a team to Ukraine to help us at Romaniv. Boy, are we so very glad they agreed to the idea!
Humedica sent us a general practitioner doctor, an ENT doctor, a physiotherapist, and a nurse. They worked so hard for our Boys. They literally saved our little Ben’s life. They came to game night and helped out our graduates. They held a medical clinic at a conference in Kyiv for the parents of kids with disabilities. They did home visits to several of our graduates with disabilities. They did a physical for every single boy in the Isolation hall at Romaniv. They took boys for x-rays and looked at MRI results, bought special formula and made feeding plans, met with the Romaniv medical staff and helped them to troubleshoot their most urgent issues.
Even now we are getting emails from the team checking on the boys and giving us advice. We are so thankful!!
Thank you Humedica for sending us your best. Thank you Sabina, Julia, Dominik and Hildegard for loving our boys and serving them so well. Thank you for blessing our lives and bringing us so much hope. It was our honor and our joy to work alongside you.
Come again! We’re waiting for you!