The locals in Siberia get involved with the ICHF mission.

Wednesday August 20, 2008 11:17:38 AM

 Nine students and ex students from the  Kemerovo State University faculty of linguistics, also joined the team and provided fantastic and vital support to the medical team in terms of translation.  These volunteers were there 24 hours a day with the medical team and we could not have done it without them.  On the last day all of the medical team met with the translators, on the balcony, outside the ICU in the Kemerovo cardiology center, and Frank Molloy presented with them with a thank you letter (see below) and an award.

To The Dean

Kemerovo State University
Re: Evtushenko Elena
On behalf of the International Children’s Heart Foundation (ICHF), we would like to take this opportunity to express our deep gratitude for the assistance of the forenamed as part of the team of translators from the faculty of linguistics during the Inaugural Cardiac Surgical Mission of the International Children’s Heart Foundation to the Kemerovo Cardiology Centre. The language students volunteered their personal time to work both day and night. They showed maturity and professionalism in communicating in situations around critical life saving and distressing procedures and sensitive information. Communication with the staff, children and families was only made possible through their excellent contribution.
The work of the ICHF could not occur without the services of volunteers. The success of this mission was a direct result of the team success and the translators were a critical part of that team.  We are truly grateful and wish them luck in their future studies and careers.
Frank Molloy
ICU Clinical Educator and Coordinator
International Children’s Heart Foundation
  • Interpreters:
  • Evtushenko Elena (Lena)
  • Berdnikova Ekaterina (Katya)
  • Shelemeteva Daria (Dasha)
  • Starceva Tatiana (Tatiana)
  • Anikeeva Ekaterina (Katya)
  • Bashkireva Anna  (Anya)
  • Uzhegova Daria (Dasha)
  • Gevorkyan Mariam (Mariam)
  • Yurastova Ekaterina (Katya)