BENSALEM, Pa. (CBS) — A Bucks County businessman is donating thousands of dollars in medical equipment to children’s hospitals on the front lines of war in Ukraine.
Alfred Hagen, owner of Hagen Construction in Bensalem, will fly to Poland on Wednesday evening before heading to Ukraine early next week.
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Along with basic medical supplies, Hagen purchased an infant incubator, an ultrasound machine, and a pediatric CPAP machine.
“You had pregnant women killed and their unborn children dying, and grandchildren devastated, which really touched my heart, and I wanted to do something about it,” Hagen said. “If we can make an impact on a child, it will be worth it.”
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Hagen traveled to Ukraine hoping to invest in the country’s agricultural economy, but the pandemic put an end to his plan.
He felt particularly close to the citizens of the country.
“It’s a place where the innocent and those who can’t take care of themselves have their lives destroyed,” Hagen said. “We appreciate so much in the United States, we have to reach out and go above and beyond.”
The baby incubator costs thousands of dollars to ship from the US, so he plans to source from Poland in the future.
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He’s also launching a nonprofit website in the coming days for Philadelphia-area families to donate more supplies.