Revived Soldiers Ukraine

Who We Are

Revived Soldiers Ukraine (RSU) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing aid to the people of Ukraine so that they may fulfill fundamental rights and freedoms such as right to life, right to appropriate and affordable medical care, freedom of belief and freedom for an adequate standard of living.

Our Mission

In partnership with the global community Revived Soldiers Ukraine works to promote awareness as to human rights and freedoms while delivering humanitarian aid to those in need.

Helping now...

The meeting at the Ukraine consulate in NY :  http://meest-online.com/diaspora/usa-diaspora/fond-revived-soldiers-ukraine-rozshyryuje-diyalnist/




Every day we continue to receive new requests to help wounded Ukrainian soldiers.

Here are some of our heroes...

Viktor Lehkodukh

We would like to introduce Viktor Lehkodukh , a paralyzed Ukrainian soldier from waist down, who needs our help and assistance. Every day we continue to receive new requests to help wounded Ukrainian soldiers. Viktor is from Dnipropetrovsk region. He got married to Halyna after his injury and together with his wife they are fighting Voktor’s paralysis.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              


       

Viktor Lehkodukh is a 26 years old Ukrainian soldier, who was paralyzed from the waist down from wounds he received, while fighting in the ATO zone with the 25th Separate Dnepropetrovsk Airmobile Brigade. Prior to ATO, Viktor went to Airmobile Troops Academy in Lviv 2009-20013. With developing conflict in the east of Ukraine in March 2014th, Viktor went to Anti Terrorist Operation (ATO) conflict zone.   On August 16th during reconnaissance operation a mine felt right next to Viktor and soldier got multiple shrapnel’s wounds all over his body, burns and multiple broken bones. The biggest shrapnel got stuck in Viktor’s spine that left the soldier paralyzed waist down. Right from the battlefield Viktor was evacuated to Kharkiv Army Hospital and 4 days latter Viktor was transported Odessa Army Hospital for further treatments and surgeries. Since the injury Viktor was rehabilitated in various facilities and could get on his feet and make several steps with a walker.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGtn8KQfkgc 

Viktor is dreaming to get back on his feet without a walker and requested help from Revived Soldiers Ukraine for a long term rehabilitation in Los Angeles at Next Step, which treats people with serious injuries of the central nervous system. Revived Soldiers Ukraine will need to cover monthly costs of therapy ($1,375), room and board ($1,325) for 6 month totaling $16,200. We would like to ask you to support Viktor in his journey to recovery and ability to walk again.

Roman Hoduryk

We would like to introduce Roman Hoduryk, a wounded Ukrainian soldier, who needs a new shoulder. Every day we continue to receive new requests to help wounded Ukrainian soldiers.

                           


                                                                                                                                           

Roman Hoduryk is a 40 years old Ukrainian Army soldier – served in 58th brigade 13th platoon who served in Doneck and Luhansk regions. Got severely wounded in right shoulder in Lugansk region near village Novotoshkovka on September 29th 2017. The 88mm mine flew straight to the trench of Ukrainian army forces noiselessly practically leaving no chances to Ukrainian serviceman to hide. Thus Roman received serious shrapnel wound of his right upper body. Roman was being treated at the Kyiv army hospital where doctors offered him to fix his right arm on one spot without the potential of using it in the future. Thus, Revived soldiers Ukraine team reached out to Dr. Neal Chen at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, who have helped another Ukrainian wounded soldier in the past, and asked for help. Dr. Chen agreed to operate on Roman and stabilize Roman’s shoulder. The surgery will be performed on pro bono basis in November 2018. Revived soldiers Ukraine will be responsible for outpatient costs affiliated after the surgery such as rehabilitation and medication.

Roman is from Kyiv region, city Berezan. He has two sons Dmytro 9th years old and Artem 14th years old.



Mykola Levkun

We would like to introduce Mykola Levkun  , a wounded Ukrainian soldier, who needs a new shoulder. Every day we continue to receive new requests to help wounded Ukrainian soldiers.



Mykola Levkun is a 33 years old officer “Major” who served in the Ukrainian National Guard in the separate detachment of special forces unit. Went to the hottest sports of the Doneck region such as Slovy’ansk, Debaltsevo, Avdiivka, Dokychaevsk, Zaicevo, Shyrokino, Pervomaysk and other dislocations since 2014. Mykola served in Atni Terrorist Operation in the East of Ukraine for about two years. He got severely wounded in a special mission combat nearby Horlivka where Mykola stepped on a mine and it did explode. He lost both lower legs and severely wounded right upper leg. First hospitalization and amputation was in city Toreck. After Mykola went to Kharkiv Army Hospital where he received first surgery with implantation of a metal plate into his right tight. However, the healing did not go well and Mykola’s leg is remained twisted. He is unable to get up on prosthetics. Thus, Mykola asked Revived Soldiers Ukraine for help with reconstruction of his tight bone and we found Coney Island Hospital has agreed to perform the required surgery. After healing up from the surgery Mykola will receive prosthetics legs that we will have to cover in sum of $10,200. Please consider supporting Mykola in his journey to recovery. Hear Mikola's story: link

Mykol is from Ivano Frankivsk, married and has two young children 4 years old Zlata and 8 years old Denis. Mykola is staying very active and participates in all sorts of competition for wounded Ukrainian serviceman such as “Igry Neskorenyx” and “Syla Nacii”

Oleksandr Pivenev 

We would like to introduce Pivenev Oleksandrk , a 20-year-old Ukrainian Army soldier who ins 2015 signed a contract to serve with the 53rd Separate Mechanized Brigade as an antiaircraft gunner and was sent to serve in the conflict zone in Eastern of Ukraine right the way. 


On the eve of July 3rd, 2016, Oleksandr was severly wounded after being under heavy artillery fire near the city of Toreck, in the Doneck region. He was rushed to the nearest hospital where doctors had to amputate right leg because it was completely crushed. On the night of July 4th, Oleksandr was medevacked to Kharkiv Army Hospital where spent a week in ICU, during this time his heart stopped 4 times, once he was stabilized he was transferred to the trauma center and then to the purulent surgery unit. Because Oleksandr’s condition was still complicated, doctors fought to save this young man’s (19 years old at the time) left leg. Overall Oleksandr went through 11 surgeries at the Kharkiv Army Hospital. We are looking to help Oleksandr here in US and looking to find a technician and prosthetic company that can give Oleksandr a high-end prosthetic leg. Oleksandr is very young and without help he would have to live without one leg for the rest of his life. Revived Soldiers Ukraine together with the Ukrainian Americans in the Detroit community would like give the soldier the best support and rehabilitation available out there, including moral support.

Volodymyr Kovalskyi

We would like to introduce Volodymyr Kovalskyi  a wounded Ukrainian soldier, who needs both lower limbs prosthetics. Every day we continue to receive new requests to help wounded Ukrainian soldiers.

   

Volodymyr Kovalskyi is a 34 years old Ukrainian Army sergeant mechanic – engineer, served at the 14th platoon (based in Volodymyr-Volynskyi). As of March 2015 served in the East of Ukraine up until received a mine explosion wounds on March 15th, 2016 when Volodymyr’s group went on reconnaissance run into pro Russian occupied territory. Volodymyr was evacuated to hospital in Volnovaha and went through traumatic amputation of both lower limbs. Went from Dnipropetrovs’k Hospital to Kyiv Army Hospital. After receiving first prosthetics in Ukraine, Volodymyr started to train and compete at varies competition for people with disabilities such as “Games of the Heroes” and “Power of the Nation”. Volodymyr is originally from Kahovka, Kherson region and has a 10-month-old baby.  

By Volodymyr’s request, RSU is helping the soldier to receive two prosthetic legs with complicated shape for cultivator due to complicated amputations. Volodymyr is going to Orlando FL for the treatment and rehabilitation with the new prosthetic legs at Prosthetic and Orthotic Associates. The cost RSU has to cover is $7,000 for both legs. 


Dmytro Medved

We would like to introduce Dmytro Medved (above), is a 33-year-old Ukrainian Army Captain, the commander of air defense missile platoon of 95th Airmobile Brigade, city Zhitomyr. He served in Ukrainian army since 2000 and retired from serving Ukraine on December 2007. Dmytro had to go back on March 2014 and serve as part of the mobile group of the Lugansk boarder detachment. When Russian occupied Crimea and threaten the war in the East of Ukraine Dmytro went straight to the war zone. The soldier served in hot spots such as: near by checkpoint Dovjanskiy, village Herasymovka, city Schastie, village Trehizbenka. Dmytro got severely wounded his spinal cord on Th 11,12 and L1,2,3 in firefight with pro Russian enemy in March 2015.

Right after Dmytro got wounded first surgery on his spine he received in city Starobelsk and after was transported by helicopter into intense care unit to Kharkiv Army Hospital and spend there one and a half month. Then Dmytro spend one additional month in trauma unit. Then he started slowly rehabilitate and learn how to sit again and balance his body in sitting position. As of right now Dmytro works at Kharkiv Institute of prosthetics as an adaptation coach. Dmytro is continuing on rehabilitating himself and actively trying verity of sports programs. Because of lack of modern and advance rehabilitation in Ukraine for paralyzed/wounded soldiers, Revived Soldiers Ukraine brought Dmytro to the “Next Step” Center for Paralyzed in Los Angeles and he is successfully undergoing one year long rehabilitation. The rehabilitation will help Dmytro to restore sensitivity in his legs and hopefully he will learn how to walk again. We need your help to collect funds and pay for the cost of the rehabilitation $1,375/month, room and board for the soldier while in L.A.

Dmytro Kotov

Dmytro Kotov is a 41 year old Ukrainian Army sergeant from the 25th platoon Kyivska Rus’. On June 2nd 2016 near village Troitske in the East of Ukraine Dmytro received complicated mine wounds when they reached the grey zone (the territory that separated Ukrainian army and pro Russian forces) on one of their mission trips. Dmytro lost one leg immediately and second leg was amputated in the army hospital in addition to serious contusion. Dmytro received 27 surgical involvements while at a field hospital and Kyiv Army Hospital. Dmytro is training on prosthetic legs that Revived soldiers Ukraine together with the Ukrainian Community in Detroit and New York covered in sum of $10,200 in November 2017. Now Dmytro is returning back to the US for prosthetic legs adjustment in Orlando FL at the Prosthetics and Orthotics Associates that will cost Revived Soldiers Ukraine about $2,000. He will also participate at the Marine Corp Marathon in Washington DC in 10,000m race.


 
 

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