Five-year-old Dima Ovcharenko twice returned from that world. The inability to walk independently is the only thing that distinguishes him from ordinary children. The family was expecting the birth of two boys. Pregnancy has gone extremely hard. Doctors warned that one boy was born with a heart malformation. It was planned that Victoria will give birth in Kiev, but according to medical records, it could not be transported even by sanitation. Both boys came into existence six months in the Kharkov perinatal center.
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After the baby is born into the world, his body adapts to completely different environmental conditions and undergoes many changes. One of the adaptation mechanisms is jaundice of newborns. During the fetal life of a child, its blood contains much more erythrocytes than an adult's. This is due to the fact that he gets oxygen from the mother's blood through the umbilical cord, and sufficient saturation requires a large amount of hemoglobin, which is part of the red blood cells since it is hemoglobin that carries oxygen to organs and tissues.
Kira Welter is a sociable and very positive girl. She's only five years old. Quite recently, Kira and her parents lived in Bakhmut, Donetsk region. From the age of three, Kira went to kindergarten, like all ordinary children. But too often I was ill with colds. The doctors only laughed, referring to the adaptation in the children's team. In March of this year, the girl got bronchitis. The blood counts in the general analysis were low, but since the child was sick a lot, this was not given importance.
"Hi! It's me again – the charming princess Nastia! I am so happy to see you again, my dear helpers! Due to your assistance, I got to the magicians who gave me part of the spell. And the wickedness is losing its power and my legs are getting stronger! I can even stand by myself and start to walk. It's such an incredible feeling! Will I indeed will be able to dance! But, for this, I need to collect all the pieces of the spell and read them together. And I need your help again! I believe that my fairy tale is good and the most wonderful dance is waiting for me. My first dance will be for you!".
Hospital clowning is one of the kindest and bright projects in volunteering. A funny costume, a little make-up - and an office worker turns into a magician for a few hours, who makes young patients forget about pain, fear, and loneliness – and to start laughing, laughing, laughing. In developed countries, hospital clowning is considered so serious matter that clowns receive official salaries in hospitals. In Ukraine, there are no salaries yet, but there are already "doctors" with rubber clown noses. And now the team "Doctor Clown Dnieper" needs your help.
When we first met, Misha was 7 years old, and now he’s 12, but he looks younger than his age. He always smiles. When you look at his photos – in a suit and ironed shirt, with a neighbor’s cat, out on a walk, all you can see is just a regular kid, except.. he’s quite thin and short in height. Congenital cystic fibrosis, surgery right after birth, severe enzyme deficiency… Misha should always receive special high-calorie foods along with his diet; otherwise, he doesn’t grow, and the less his weight is, the harder it gets to treat any infections as they come.
With the birth of a child, we all think about how life will turn out, where let the child go – simply to dancing or better to the ballet? We dream how he will have been running to meet you, opening his arms! But sometimes, life writes its own scenario, in which dreams are simply broken. Polina was born, seems to be absolutely healthy, but at 7 months were the first anxious symptoms: the child never leaned on his legs, did not sit down. The diagnosis is spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) sounded like a verdict, a rare genetic disease that quickly progresses.
If you carefully prepare for a grandiose and important event, then everything will go well. That's what mother Nodar thought. During pregnancy, she watched her health, eat right. The woman was sure that everything in our life depends on ourselves. The realization that in fact, it is not, came with the birth of the baby.
The story of Misha is similar to the story where there is a child with signs of autism. "The child was born healthy," "we waited for him for a long time," "he grew like other healthy children," "but then we began to notice that...". So it happened with Mikhailo. He was born 9 years ago. The boy was healthy until a certain growth, but eventually, the parents realized that he cannot talk and does not understand when he is being treated.
This is Kolia Tkachov, our ward is not the first year. The baby was born with a "whole bouquet" of diagnoses, and such happiness as a healthy, carefree childhood, alas, did not get him from birth... The child has to fight for every skill, for the first step, for "skillful hands"... And now not the first year we together with parents observe and rejoice, as one more child on the earth becomes independent and happy. And we, ordinary people, involved in this miracle.