Mission Team Leader Fred Hagen 04/09/22
I left Warsaw at 3:30 am to make a solo “test” run to Lviv, Ukraine today. My diesel Jeep Rubicon was loaded with medical supplies for the Maternity Hospital in Lviv.
We are awaiting the arrival in Poland of our shipment of pediatric medical electronics equipment which we or another support team will bring to this hospital.
Lviv, Ukraine is a beautiful city full of old world charm and just enough of a whiff of elegant decay to make me salivate with lust to restore her architectural treasures to their fullest potential. Lviv has been shelled a few times but otherwise spared the horrors of the current war. One can only hope and pray that Vlad does not rain shells down on this architectural treasure and its innocent population.
At the Maternity Hospital the Administrator, who met us to accept our preliminary stock of supplies, spoke decent English and broke down in tears several times during our tour of the facilities.
She thanked me profusely and asked me to tell my people and my President how grateful the Ukrainian people are for our assistance. Due to fears of shelling, they have emptied the top floors and all windows are blacked out.
C-Sections are performed on the ground floor and then patients are moved into the basement. I am returning to Warsaw to pick up my cinematographer. We will be back in Lviv in a couple days and then continue on to Kyiv.
We are awaiting the arrival in Poland of our shipment of pediatric medical electronics equipment which we or one of our support teams will bring to this hospital.
– Alfred Hagen