OVI Children’s Hospital Patient Sponsorship
Our children depend on the selfless love of others to fight their life-threatening diseases. As an OVI Sponsor, you will have the opportunity to save the lives of countless orphans who would otherwise have no access to medical care. Specifically, our hospital has 6 unique hospital units you may choose to sponsor. Your sponsorship will allow access to knowing, loving, and supporting the 6-12 patients receiving treatment in your unit.
Patient Sponsors receive full access to benefits including:
Monthly Unit Stories & Photos
Virtual Patient Visits (Facebook LIVE)
Opportunity to visit your sponsored children at our hospital in Kenya.
Mail / Email communication with your hospital unit.'
Step 1: Choose a Unit
It’s a Small World is a unit for the patients with advanced neurological and endocrine disorders such as epilepsy, Type I diabetes, cognitive impairment, congenital hypothyroidism, failure to thrive, and for any condition that could quickly become acute. Most of the children in this unit are with us long term. Their ages range from around 3 to 11. Within this unit is our beloved Jazz Room where the children can watch movies, play music, perform on the small stage, and participate in children’s church. We also have a small room for our physicians who are on call during the night shifts.
Neverland is our acute care unit and the most diverse unit in the hospital. The patients vary in age and all differ in levels of acuity. Some of the children are admitted here short term and others are residing for extended periods of time. This unit is near to our ICU so that any time a child’s acute condition becomes critical they can be quickly transitioned and return when stabilized. This unit is home to our pharmacy and our isolation room for special cases.
Paradise Falls is our unit themed from the movie UP. This room is home to our long-term patients with cerebral palsy and other cognitive + physical impairments . Their ages range from around 3 to 10. This unit also houses a woodland themed library for our "wilderness explorers" to enjoy hundreds of books inside their tent or swinging seats.
The Hundred Acre Woods is our hospital nursery currently home to up to 12 newborns! Common cases include neonatal sepsis, pneumonia, hydrocephalous, severe acute malnutrition, and malaria. This unit also provides love and protection for medically and socially vulnerable orphans through our infant protection program. In cases of maternal death, we strive to keep infants out of orphanages by providing them with all they need for their first year of life until their living family stabilizes and is able to take on their fragile care.
The Enchanted Tiki Room is the unit for our oldest boys. Their ages range from about 7 to 18. Cases in this unit include advanced osteomyelitis, cerebral palsy, arthrogryposis, and traumatic injury. Many patients in this unit are receiving post surgical care. This unit also houses our classroom where our hospital education specialist and certified Kenyan teacher holds special-education and standard classes for all patients Monday through Friday.
Sleeping Beauty's Castle is an all girl unit filled with all things princess, pink, and floral. Cases include cerebral palsy, gastrointestinal disease, physical disability, and motor-speech disorders. Ages typically range from ages 4 to 15. This unit also holds our dance and physical therapy center as well as a small beauty salon to assure our girls receive the full royal treatment throughout their stay.
Step 2: Select a Patient Sponsorship Type
General Medical Care Sponsor: 35/month
Common cases: New Born Screenings, Orphanage Admission Exams, Stomach Pain, Ear Pain, Throat Pain, Wounds, Lacerations, Food Poisoning, Allergic Reactions (Red/Itchy Eyes, Eye Swelling, Rashes, Itching), Falls/Accidents, Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Skin Infection, Cough, Weakness, Asthma, UTI, multiple swollen lymph nodes, Fainting, Parasitic Infections, H. Pylori, Gynecological Issues.
Anticipated Costs: Home medications, wound care, in-clinic procedures, caregiver education; Sponsorship can cover up to 10 outpatient visits each month.
Long Term Care Sponsor: 85/month
Common cases: Delayed Developmental Milestones in children under 3, chronic pain/weakness, cerebral palsy, severe physical impairment, advanced osteomyelitis, cancer, advanced HIV/AIDS, chronic illness.
Anticipated Costs: Daily medications, personalized nutrition plan, physical therapy, special needs and standard education classes, daily modified activities, 6 months to multiple year hospital stay. Sponsorship covers all costs for one child each month.
Emergency/Inpatient Care Sponsor: 145/month
Common Cases: Any fever in child 6 months or under, high fever in any child, Malnutrition, Burns, Bone Pain or Infection, Sickle Cell Crises, Dehydration, Malaria, Pneumonia, Cholera, Asthma Attack, Seizure Activity, Suspected Meningitis, Lethargy in Infants, Evaluation for Physical/Sexual Abuse, Chest Pain, Difficulty Breathing, Abnormal Bleeding, Hydrocephalus, Severe Headache, Failure to Thrive, Depression, AIDS related illnesses, Sepsis, Anemia, Cellulitis, Stomach Ulcers.
Anticipated Costs: Blood transfusion, Pain Medication, antibiotics, wound care, suturing, oxygen therapy, EKG, diagnostic imaging, 10-21 day hospital stay. Sponsorship covers all costs for 1 patient for 1 month.
Advanced & Chronic Illness Patient Sponsor: 200/month
Common Cases: Cancer, Hydrocephalus, AIDS, Congenital Heart Disease
Anticipated Costs: Chemotherapy, Surgery, Radiation, Platelet transfusions, IV fluids, pathology reports, imaging, personalized diet plan, greater than 6 month hospital stay. Sponsorship will cover all costs for 1 child each month.