Treasures of the Heart

Providing Humanitarian Aid for Orphans, Sick Children, and Children in Need.
Russia, Republic of Georgia, Sri Lanka, India, and Haiti

Contact Us:  (409) 898-1937
Email Updates - 2009

I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.  Matthew 25:40

2010 - January 26
Haiti - Children of the Promise

We provided

  • 4 pulse oximeters
  • 24 children’s crutches
  • 100 + adult crutches
  • 4 pediatric walkers
  • Nebulizer
  • 12 cases of Osmolite for feeding tubes
  • Pediatric colostomy bags
  • 1,400 doses of antibiotic cream
  • Cases of Bulk Bactrim, Keflex, Aspirin, Advil, and baby Aspirin

2009 December
Vladimir Children's Hospital

We took the following:

  • 10 pulse oximeters
  • 3 neonatal IV pumps

Pulse oximeters are such a blessing for a child when blood gases have to be drawn from the hand.  We have taken them into Russia for many years.  They are small and easy to pack.  This year was the first time we gave them directly to the hospital.  When the director saw them, she sent word for the pulmonologist to come see.  In staff meeting the week before, the doctor had said how much they were needed.  God's timing is perfect!  The wait time was only a week.

2008 December
Ashraya Orphanage - Hyderabad, India

Our medical dream is already funded! Praise God!! As of now, the list is:

  • Portable EKG machine and supplies
  • Glucose testing meter and a year's supply of test strips
  • Stethoscope
  • Blood pressure cuff
  • Otoscope
  • Pulse oximeter

2007 March
Vladimir Regional Children's Hospital

Neonatal & Premature Infant Syringe Pump

From Vitaly...Got a pump two days ago. Delivered it to them same day. But they ask me come next morning for opening preemie baby department after remodeling. I went too.

Chief doctor even ask me say few words on opening, as one of their sponsors. I said we are humanitarian fund consist from fathers, mothers, grammas and grandpas that see children as real treasures of our heart. Just few words. Day before I got a package from Jan with hats for preemie babies. I got it to them also and said couple words about Jan been here and made it for them. Two things came into perfect time. Both IV pump and hats came just a day before preemie baby department get opened after remodeling. It was wonderful.  :)

March 1, 2007
Murom Regional Health Clinic

Murom Clinic, 3 hours south-east of Vladimir, has been an ongoing project since 2005.

Hand-held tonometer for Glaucoma testing

The key to successful glaucoma treatment is early detection. Glaucoma measurement is a safe, fast and accurate method of testing intraocular pressure.

Glaucoma occurs when the fluid drainage from the eye is blocked by abnormal development or injury to the drainage tissues, thus, resulting in an increase in the intraocular pressure, damage to the optic nerve, and loss of vision.

We tend to think of Glaucoma as a disease inflecting older people, but child can also suffer from Glaucoma.  Glaucoma is classified according to the age of onset. If it begins before the child is 3 years old, it is called infantile or congenital (present at birth) glaucoma. If it occurs in a child older than 3 years old, is called childhood glaucoma.

We purchased the tonometer, as seen below in image a, to replace the antiquated tools pictured below in image b.  We can only imagine how they were able to test for Glaucoma with 2 weights, a few rulers, and a tray!

Lena's (our Murom representative) mom is a doctor at the clinic. "I spoke with my Mom this week she say, machine is working wonderful, there was a video on how to use machine, she had study it all ready.  And one more time she say THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

2007 January
Vladimir Regional Children's Hospital

  • IV pump for the premature babies
  • a suitcase full of tubing and Albuterol.

2005 June
Vladimir Regional Children's Hospital

  • Neuropack MEB 5304K (EEG machine),
  • Three IVAC Volumetric infusion pumps,
  • Auto syringe (new in the box),
  • A Dia-thermocoagulator (used to cut through the skin while sealing off the blood vessels as you go during surgery).
  • Everything has an English manual and every possible spare part.

2005 June
Murom Medical Clinic

We brought with us vaginal speculums, forceps to hold the suture needle, scissors to cut the sutures, scissors to remove sutures, blunt end bandage cutting scissors, and much more.

We purchased

  • blood pressure cuffs,
  • glucose monitors,
  • stethoscopes band-aides,
  • thermometers,
  • antibiotics,
  • antibiotic creams,
  • gauze,
  • lab coats,
  • gloves,
  • sutures 
  • vaginal speculums,
  • forceps to hold the suture needle,
  • scissors to cut the sutures,
  • scissors to remove sutures,
  • blunt end bandage cutting scissors,

2003 December
Dr. Sergey and Nadya Manuhkin

  • Scrubs for Dr. Sergey and his wife Nadya
  • Pulse Oximeter
  • Sutures (catgut, ethilon, vicryl),
  • suture needles
  • Surgical masks,
  • shoe covers,
  • caps
  • Uniforms for doctors and nurses

2003 September
Voronezh Children's Hospital

  • chemo,
  • medications,
  • supplies,
  • palm pilots,
  • current medical text books,
  • medical equipment,
  • computer with internet access
  • nebulizers,
  • Otoscopes,
  • medications
  • ventilator
  • vacuum machine
  • bone marrow needles

2002 October
Voronezh Children's Hospital

  • computer

2001 June
Republic of Georgia


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