Veronika's Story and Your Donations

Last week we transferred $400 dollars that were raised during the UkieBoutique event. $302 (6,000 hryvnia) went to a very needy family in Zaporizzhia. Their daughter, Veronika who is 2 and a half has a very rare disease called "Cat Cry Syndrome" or "Cri-Du-Chat Syndrome".

What is cri-du-chat syndrome?

Cri-du-chat (cat's cry) syndrome, also known as 5p- (5p minus) syndrome, is a chromosomal condition that results when a piece of chromosome 5 is missing. Infants with this condition often have a high-pitched cry that sounds like that of a cat. The disorder is characterized by intellectual disability and delayed development, small head size (microcephaly), low birth weight, and weak muscle tone (hypotonia) in infancy. Affected individuals also have distinctive facial features, including widely set eyes (hypertelorism), low-set ears, a small jaw, and a rounded face. Some children with cri-du-chat syndrome are born with a heart defect.

The parents have utilized everything they have to help pay for treatment, medication. Doctors have given up on this child but with the perseverance from both parents, they keep defying the doctors and pushing their child forth. Veronika is an extremely compassionate child and very charismatic.  She, despite all of the doctor's predictions have defied them and is sitting, crawling and standing with support. 

Stream of Hopes would like to thank all who donated. Your money will be utilized for treatment of little Veronika. The rest of the money $98 will be utilized to purchase medication for kids with tuberculosis.

A night out with Ukie Boutique ladies

A huge thank you to UkieBoutique and all the ladies who showed up.

Olesya attended an evening which was all about Ukraine and the celebration of strong, beautiful, kind and patriotic UKRAINIAN WOMEN! There was a whole program organized by Emma Nahaylo-Surkan and Iryna Matsiuk of They had a fashion show, an awareness portion during the evening dedicated to Nadia Savchenko and Olesya had a chance to make a presentation about "Stream of Hopes" and our efforts.

The ladies in attendance donated $200 dollars and Emma and Iryna made a matching contribution of $200 on behalf of their business. We truly appreciate all of your generosity, kindness and support.

This money will be sent directly to Ukraine and "Future of Ukraine - Майбутнє України" via PayPal and will go towards one of their big fundraising projects. We will write the details once we have more information.

Щиро дякуємо Еммі та Ірині з UkieBoutique за вчорашній вечір, за вашу доброту і відданість підтримувати Україну та все Українське.

Вечір був насичений показом моди, підтримкою Надії Савченко, та Олеся мала шанс поділитися інформацією про нас, "Потічок Надій".

Ті хто там був, пожертвували і назбирали $200 для нашої групи, та Ірина і Емма додали ще $200 доларів від свого бізнесу.

Ми Вам всім щиро вдячні. Ці гроші ($400 канадських доларів) підуть просто на Україну по PayPal і будуть використані для одного з більших проектів організації "Майбутнє України"

Щиро вам дякуємо!