Ukrainian WGM needs your help!

GM LuckyTiger


Just today (Oct.10, 2010) I have read that Ukrainian WGM Galina Shliahtich (I'm not sure if it's correct FIDE name), Ukrainian woman champion of 1998 is strongly diseased. She is stuck to bed and really needs someone's help. Her diagnosis is (this is only what I know) disseminated sclerosis and tuberculosis. As well, according to news she has a lot of bedsores.

She has 14-years old son and around 70-years old father who cares of her. But there is no one who could provide her with necessary financial and medical care. She needs help and I hope that chess community can help her since Ukrainian government does not help own citizens very well.

I understand that everyone has own families, friends etc. And there are no many millionairs amongst of readers of this post. But if you have a desire to help to somebody who needs care - this is a good moment to do this! We together -  international chess community - are her and her family's last hope for recovering. Probably she is supposed to win some board prize on oncoming Olympiads, who knows, and we can assist her a bit right now.

According to last information her state of health is even more difficult than it is told in news. She needs urgent hospytalization to Kiyv for clinical examination (she lives in little city Kalush where no well qualified doctors). A cost that needed for this trip is only about 2000-3000 USD. How much will be needed after that - no one knows yet. There already 250 USD were donated. I strongly ask you to help Galina! It will be a nice jesture that will be very appreciated.

Here the link to news on Ukrainian TV that told about her problem -

Here promised translate of this program (just the most important): [Oct.11 2010].

"Moderator: 14-years old boy from Prikarpattya asks to save his strongly disabled mother. He has only an old grandfather besides mom. Actually, grandfather takes care himself of  both daughter and grandson.

Relatives and friends believe that 36-years old Galina will get a chance to recover after qualified examination by Kiyv doctors. Nowadays such specialists and money for trip and examination are being looked for.

Galina’s son: I want my mom were with us; she were able to enjoy life, to see sunrise and sunset; to be interested by my school, how I study and how I do in all.

Moderator: Artur’s mother suffers from Multiple sclerosis. She is practically deff and immobile and has terrible bedsores. But just two years ago in Poland Galina proved she is one of the best world woman chess players (and it’s nothing that amongst of disabled persons).

Father of Galina: She was a champion of Ukraine amongst of healthy woman!

Moderator: Shliahtiches have only diplomas, medals, cups and heightened pension (just around 100 USD per month) after great chess career of Galina. Father is almost 70-years old and he cares of both diseased daughter and grandson-schoolboy. …

Artur is browsing in internet as much as he can and looking for somebody who could save his mother’s life.

Here  a livejournal page of her friend who tries to help her is -

Here one more page is -

I place requisites for money transfers.

First way to send money is: Webmoney. If you don't have account there you can register on this link -

It will take a few minutes but will mean too much!

Webmoney accounts are: USD Z507321178995 (American Dollar) and EUR E383692265596 (Euro).

Another way is Western Union transfer to her father's name -

Ivan Shliahtich
Kalush, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast

and then (necessarily) to send the WU confirmation code to her son, Artur, by email at:

A new way to pay money was created today: those of you who has moneybookers account can pay to email address:

Finally, we have dates for bank transfer from abroad: this one - for USD

and this one - for euros


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