Connecting In War, Through Aid

In Blog by Brother's Brother Foundation

By Kaitlyn Nuebel

Inside a warehouse at the end of a quiet street in Pittsburgh, a collection of medical supplies await a new destination. A library of brown boxes stacked floor to ceiling, these supplies look unassuming, though to the doctor who receives them in a few weeks, they’ll be anything but.

Andriy Furtas, a Pittsburgh resident, knows this firsthand. In October he received a picture of a dentist pointing to a brown box with the Brother’s Brother Foundation logo on a truck that had arrived in Lviv, Ukraine. The dentist, Myron Uhryn, president of the National Ukrainian Dental Society and founder of the Myron Uhryn Charitable Foundation, has used a mobile dental clinic nicknamed “Elephant” to provide thousands of Ukrainian soldiers with free dental treatment since 2014. After Russia invaded Ukraine in February, the need for supplies skyrocketed.

Furtas attended dental school at Lviv Medical University in Ukraine, where he had Uhryn as an associate professor. The two remained in contact after Furtas moved to the United States. When the war broke out, despite living thousands of miles away, Furtas felt compelled to help those in his home country. He contacted Meta BioMed, a dental supply manufacturer, which agreed to donate seven boxes of supplies. He then reached out to Brother’s Brother Foundation, which shipped them to the Myron Uhryn Charitable Foundation in Lviv.

The Myron Uhryn Charitable Foundation, founded in 2008, initially began as a way of providing dental care to children with ectodermal dysplasia before expanding its reach to Ukraine’s armed forces. Over the last nine months, the foundation also began to gathering supplies for dental hospitals, which are treating the growing number of Ukrainian soldiers suffering from severe maxillo-facial wounds.

“Brother’s Brother Foundation has helped a lot by sending dental supplies that have been distributed between mobile dental offices and hospitals. We really appreciate your support in this difficult time for Ukraine,” Uhryn said.

Since early March, BBF has responded the war in Ukraine by sending over 400 pallets of aid, many of which contained hygiene kits, pharmaceuticals, and medical supplies. Uhryn recognized BBF’s humanitarian aid in Ukraine with a medal from the National Ukrainian Dental Society. Furtas visited the Brother’s Brother Foundation office to deliver the medal to BFF president Ozzy Samad, whom he thanked on Uhryn’s behalf.

“You’re really helping people who believe in something good work together,” Furtas said. By Kaitlyn Nuebel

Inside a warehouse at the end of a quiet street in Pittsburgh, a collection of medical supplies await a new destination. A library of brown boxes stacked floor to ceiling, these supplies look unassuming, though to the doctor who receives them in a few weeks, they’ll be anything but.

Andriy Furtas, a Pittsburgh resident, knows this firsthand. In October he received a picture of a dentist pointing to a brown box with the Brother’s Brother Foundation logo on a truck that had arrived in Lviv, Ukraine. The dentist, Myron Uhryn, president of the National Ukrainian Dental Society and founder of the Myron Uhryn Charitable Foundation, has used a mobile dental clinic nicknamed “Elephant” to provide thousands of Ukrainian soldiers with free dental treatment since 2014. After Russia invaded Ukraine in February, the need for supplies skyrocketed.

Furtas attended dental school at Lviv Medical University in Ukraine, where he had Uhryn as an assistant professor. The two remained in contact after Furtas moved to the United States. When the war broke out, despite living thousands of miles away, Furtas felt compelled to help those in his home country. He contacted Meta BioMed, a dental supply manufacturer, which agreed to donate seven boxes of supplies. He then reached out to Brother’s Brother Foundation, which shipped them to the Myron Uhryn Charitable Foundation in Lviv.

The Myron Uhryn Charitable Foundation, founded in 2008, initially began as a way of providing dental care to children with ectodermal dysplasia before expanding its reach to Ukraine’s armed forces. Over the last nine months, the foundation also began to gathering supplies for dental hospitals, which are treating the growing number of Ukrainian soldiers suffering from severe maxillo-facial wounds.

“Brother’s Brother Foundation has helped a lot by sending dental supplies that have been distributed between mobile dental offices and hospitals. We really appreciate your support in this difficult time for Ukraine,” Uhryn said.

Since early March, BBF has responded the war in Ukraine by sending over 400 pallets of aid, many of which contained hygiene kits, pharmaceuticals, and medical supplies. Uhryn recognized BBF’s humanitarian aid in Ukraine with a medal from the National Ukrainian Dental Society. Furtas visited the Brother’s Brother Foundation office to deliver the medal to BFF president Ozzy Samad, whom he thanked on Uhryn’s behalf.

“You’re really helping people who believe in something good work together,” Furtas said.
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[Dr. Myron Uhryn receives a shipment of supplies from Brother’s Brother Foundation to provide free dental treatment to Ukrainian soldiers.]
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[Brother’s Brother Foundation President Ozzy Samad stands next to Andriy Furtas after being presented a medal recognizing the organization’s aid to Ukrainian relief efforts.]

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By Kaitlyn Nuebel

Inside a warehouse at the end of a quiet street in Pittsburgh, a collection of medical supplies await a new destination. A library of brown boxes stacked floor to ceiling, these supplies look unassuming, though to the doctor who receives them in a few weeks, they’ll be anything but.

Andriy Furtas, a Pittsburgh resident, knows this firsthand. In October he received a picture of a dentist pointing to a brown box with the Brother’s Brother Foundation logo on a truck that had arrived in Lviv, Ukraine. The dentist, Myron Uhryn, president of the National Ukrainian Dental Society and founder of the Myron Uhryn Charitable Foundation, has used a mobile dental clinic nicknamed “Elephant” to provide thousands of Ukrainian soldiers with free dental treatment since 2014. After Russia invaded Ukraine in February, the need for supplies skyrocketed.

Furtas attended dental school at Lviv Medical University in Ukraine, where he had Uhryn as an associate professor. The two remained in contact after Furtas moved to the United States. When the war broke out, despite living thousands of miles away, Furtas felt compelled to help those in his home country. He contacted Meta BioMed, a dental supply manufacturer, which agreed to donate seven boxes of supplies. He then reached out to Brother’s Brother Foundation, which shipped them to the Myron Uhryn Charitable Foundation in Lviv.

The Myron Uhryn Charitable Foundation, founded in 2008, initially began as a way of providing dental care to children with ectodermal dysplasia before expanding its reach to Ukraine’s armed forces. Over the last nine months, the foundation also began to gathering supplies for dental hospitals, which are treating the growing number of Ukrainian soldiers suffering from severe maxillo-facial wounds.

“Brother’s Brother Foundation has helped a lot by sending dental supplies that have been distributed between mobile dental offices and hospitals. We really appreciate your support in this difficult time for Ukraine,” Uhryn said.

Since early March, BBF has responded the war in Ukraine by sending over 400 pallets of aid, many of which contained hygiene kits, pharmaceuticals, and medical supplies. Uhryn recognized BBF’s humanitarian aid in Ukraine with a medal from the National Ukrainian Dental Society. Furtas visited the Brother’s Brother Foundation office to deliver the medal to BFF president Ozzy Samad, whom he thanked on Uhryn’s behalf.

“You’re really helping people who believe in something good work together,” Furtas said.
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[Dr. Myron Uhryn receives a shipment of supplies from Brother’s Brother Foundation to provide free dental treatment to Ukrainian soldiers.]
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[Brother’s Brother Foundation President Ozzy Samad stands next to Andriy Furtas after being presented a medal recognizing the organization’s aid to Ukrainian relief efforts.]

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