Our History


The Foundation was established by Countess Tatania Kurbatov, a handicapped person who dedicates her life, experience, abilities, and knowledge for the assistance of people with physical and psycho-emotional problems.
She was born in the Ukraine and at 9 years of age her parents brought her to the United States for medical treatment. Tatania underwent 10 surgeries and survived several automobile accidents. 
With degrees and extensive studies in Metaphysics, Psychology, Theology, and Business she embodies an American Dream, as the champion for handicapped rights and needs. 

At 39 years of age and despite her physical disability, Tatania is full of life, creativity, productivity, and joy. 
Through professional and charity work, she became an example of survival for thousands of people all over the world. 

Wheels of Life is an International Outreach Project that was founded to serve underprivileged wheelchair-bound individuals in global community. The project was initiated with the efforts of International Wellness Foundation in collaboration with Woman’s Club of Stuart and SPMUDA International, as well as private contributors.

Board Members

All of the board members are intelligent, educated, and successful individuals who are devoted to assisting other people with deteriorated physical, emotional, and psycho-spiritual conditions. All of the Foundation Staff is 100% volunteer based and the donations are applied towards the financing of foundation's charitable causes and projects.


In an effort to help global community, in fall of 2012, the International Wellness Foundation has signed Cooperation Agreement with SPMUDA International that was founded in 1986, an organization that is officially registered under Security Exchange Commission 2009 and registered to the UN Global Compact under ID 16730 in 2012. For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/pages/SPMUDA-INTERNATIONAL/110262059024090

As of summer 2012 until 2017, the International Wellness Foundation has formed collaboration with GFWC Woman’s Club of Stuart,  an organization with over 100 years of philanthropic success. In their joint endeavor, they hosted elegant International fundraisers for "Wheels of Life" project that provides wheelchairs to underprivileged handicapped women and children in Eastern Europe, South America, India and Africa.

In the pictures: International Wellness Foundation Executive Directors, as well as Woman's Club of Stuart International Outreach Community Service Program Committee Members with Executive Board Officer and Budd'y Holiday Mobility local business wheelchair supplier.


On April 23, 2015, as the fundraiser for Wheels of Life, International Outreach Gala presented: Exhibition of female artists,  Room décor of exquisite vases from all over the world, Live Musical Entertainment, Fine Dining with International Liqueur Bar, Live and Silent Auctions. This elegant evening with100 attending guests was created under the leadership of a 100 years old Woman’s Club of Stuart in partnership with International Wellness Foundation and participation of South Florida Woman’s Clubs.  

Thanks to the generous support, the International Outreach Gala - fundraiser for Wheels of Life has raised the target amount of $10,000.00 towards the purchase and shipping of wheelchairs to the underprivileged wheelchair bound women and children in South American and Caribbean countries.

Event pictures bellow:

On February of 2013

International Wellness Foundation and Woman's Club of Stuart purchased for 10 Polish Women and Children the wheelchairs through the local Florida medical supplier at $150.00 each with custom dimensions 16x18 or 16x16 or 16x20 depending on candidate’s needs. Same day, they were shipped to Northern Poland through Polonez Shipping Co.

Photo-shoot generously donated by Alexander of Alex Axelrod Photography.

he International Wellness Foundation in joint effort with Woman’s Club of Stuart hosted an INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL, as a Fundraiser for Wheels of Life with over 100 guests, 9 diamond, 7 gold, 13 silver sponsors and 6 wheelchair benefactors.

On September 27, 2012

On September 27, 2012 thanks to the sponsorship from the Enlightening Books and Wellness Services, LLC the International Wellness Foundation, Inc. participated in “On the Go, Business Expo” to introduce Florida community to the INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL Charity Event Hosted by WOMAN’S CLUB OF STUART to support WHEELS OF LIFE, an International Outreach Project that provides Wheelchairs for underprivileged Handicapped Women in Eastern European countries. 


To honor the founding family, prior to November 2014, the foundation name was Tarasiouk-Kurbatov International Wellness Foundation, Inc.


Since its establishment in 2006 with $230,000.00 donated by benevolent supporter, the foundation has successfully sponsored the therapeutic and educational programs of a small but growing number of individuals.