Our history


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Chernobyl city limits
photo by Elena Filatova

Gift of Life began as Medical Clinic on Wheels (MCOW) in 1992. Support from the Evangelical Lutheran Synod mission society, Thoughts of Faith Inc., together with the late Dr. Stephen Dudiak, a Madison, Wisconsin Radiologist made this Ukrainian outreach possible. Children exposed to the nuclear catastrophe at Chernobyl were the first to receive treatments.

Since those early days 150,000 Ukrainian children and adults have benefited from MCOW.

Gift of Life provides help to the most needy, physically/mentally challenged, orphans, socially unprotected and indigent population of Ukraine. Services are provided free of charge. Opportunities for further assistance abound. Your financial support turns the opportunities into reality. Please keep Gift of Life in your prayers.
 
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Medical Clinic on Wheels 1992
photo by Bob Rashid