These tales have a lot in common. Pregnancy, premature birth. The fear of parents and that massive overwhelming hope that everything is going to turn out OK. Restless work of doctors and nurses, multiple tests and thosands of minutes of anxiety and stress for everyone involved in the fight of life and health of the youngest patients. Igor's story had a dramatic beginning - doctors feared that due to retinopathy of prematurity he would not be able to see the world at all. Parents and doctors united their efforts to - quite literally - open Igor's eyes to the world around him. Specialists from the Children's Health Institute in Warsaw were able to operate in order to improve Igor's eyesight.
Igor is 14 years old now, and he is growing up to be quite an athlete! Despite his visual impairment (he has no peripheral vision), Igor is an avid table tennis player, training two times a week. Igor's attitude and tenacity sure play a substantial part in his sporting success.
Today we are celebrating all of you - the beautiful, kind-hearted people, who have contributed their time and skills in order to volunteer! Thank you for your involvement, for 'playing' with us for sake of Polish public medicine, for making it all become reality.
Based on requests we have received from hospitals across the country we are going to be purchasing the equipment for 218 medical facilities in Poland. The funds raised at the 24th Grand Finale will allow us to purchase 2 514 pieces of medical equipment.
47th Open Tender for the purchase of medical equipment has been held in Warsaw on 21 - 23 November 2016. As a result of three days of negotiations and expert analysis of equipment presented by the manufacturers, we have been able to purchase equipment for 218 medical facilities in Poland.
Join us on Saturday, November the 26th at the CJG European Music Expo. Both Woodstock Festival Poland and our record label, Złoty Melon, teams will be setting up our stall at the event hosted by the Palace of Culture and Sciences. Come say hi to our promoter and meet the bands!