Limerick people are all heart for Chernobyl children

first_imgAdvertisement TAGSAdi RocheAdi Roche’s Chernobyl Children International CharityDr Igor PolivenokEastern UkraineKharkiv Hospitallimerick Linkedin by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE generous response by Limerick people to a dramatic Christmas appeal has ensured that a team of heart surgeons can fly to war torn Eastern Ukraine this month to carry out lifesaving operations on 30 critically ill children.The “flying doctors” mission is funded by Adi Roche’s Chernobyl Children International Charity, which has been working with the cardiac surgery team at Kharkiv Hospital for the past six years. In that time, Irish people have contributed over €3 million to help children suffering from a genetic condition known as “Chernobyl Heart” who have had successful open heart operations performed by the visiting cardiac surgeons.The continuation of the cardiac missions have been threatened by the growing security crisis in Eastern Ukraine as well as a shortage of funds.But following a dramatic pre-Christmas plea for help from the director of Cardiac Surgery at Kharkiv Hospital, Dr Igor Polivenok, there has been a huge response from across the country to an appeal for funds for the next series of “flying doctor” missions.Adi Roche, voluntary chief executive of Chernobyl Children International, said the response to Dr Igor’s appeal has been “incredibly generous” at a time when many people in counties like Limerick are experiencing very serious financial pressures and have so many demands on whatever spare cash they may have.“We were astonished that all through the Christmas donations came in from Limerick,” said Adi.“Many families in Limerick have been involved in hosting children from the Chernobyl region of Belarus over the years and the response to the latest appeal from neighbouring Ukraine has been fantastic. It means that the missions we felt would have to be cancelled will now go ahead at the end of the month,” she explained.More than 6,000 children are born in Ukraine with genetic heart defects each year; one third of them will die before they reach the age of six unless they receive surgery. The operations carried out by volunteer surgeons from the US, Canada and Nicaragua with support nursing staff from Ireland and many other European countries, cost €1,000 each.For more information or if you would like to make a donation, visit or call 021-4558774. Print Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Email Previous articleEmerging theatre projects nestle in HatchLKNext articleMaria predicts better times for Limerick in 2015 Alan Jacques NewsLocal NewsLimerick people are all heart for Chernobyl childrenBy Alan Jacques – January 16, 2015 3163 last_img read more

ID board seeks $1M loan

first_img The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Print Article Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration ID board seeks $1M loan You Might Like TH&R Celebrates Valentine’s DAY Messenger photo/Jaine Treadwell Edward Mims and Mary Trawick were crowned Troy Health and Rehabilitation Center’s Mr. and Ms. Valentine at… read more Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Published 3:00 am Tuesday, February 16, 2016 Skip The Brundidge Industrial Development Board has applied for a $1.36 million loan from South Alabama Electric Cooperative in support of development in the city’s North Industrial Park.Don Dickert, Brundidge ID board member, said the loan is a zero interest loan through the South Alabama Electric Cooperative Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program (REDLG) and will assist with the development of Magnolia Vegetable Processors LLC in the city 222-acre industrial park.The REDLG programs provide funding to rural projects through local utility organizations. Under the program, USDA provides zero interest loans to local utilities, which they, in turn, pass through to local businesses for projects that will create and retain employment in rural areas. The ultimate recipients repay the lending utility directly. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Dickert said the Brundidge ID loan will have a 10-year term and, hopefully, a two-year moratorium on payment in order for the industry to get up and going.“When the loan is paid back, the money will go into a revolving fund and continue to help fund projects within the South Alabama Electric Cooperative service area that will create or retain rural jobs,” Dickert said. “The $1.36 million loan will help provide the means for 60 new jobs over a three-year period, with 20 jobs immediately.Dickert said the total cost of the Magnolia Vegetable Processors project is expected to be $5,060,000 with additional financing through Troy Bank & Trust and equity from MVP. “We are fortunate that South Alabama Electric Cooperative has made this resource available to us for the benefit of our new industry and its future employees,” Dickert said.last_img read more