You are 6 and you should be a girl of fashion and a small princess. Take you buck bunny to the kindergarten, teach the teddy bear to read, to choose rosy dresses and mom’s lipstick. You are 6 and you should trill with laughter, look straight in the eyes and receive additional sweet from your father (in secret)… You are 6 and you are taking lots of pills, watching cartoons while your inhalator is humming, and you put your teddy bear on a drip. You are 6 and sometimes you are too exhausted to run, your skin is white, you know what the asphixy is... You are 6 and your fairytale can still be rewritten, you will be able to breathe, Nastia.
HEALTH, EAST (10 of 79)
140 697 775.31 UAH collected in category Health
441 254.26 UAH - in reserve fund of Health
Matvii's mother says that her son is the greatest happiness of her life. However, this happiness came into being when the war began in her native land, in the East of Ukraine. During childbirth, Lisichansk doctors did not want to do a cesarean section to a woman, so the baby was born blue and was wrapped in an umbilical cord. The boy did not breathe, he had brain hypoxia.
The first month of life – she can't absorb fats from her food, she can't gain weight...The third month – very severe pneumonia, a month of unsuccessful treatment in our native city, then the intensive care unit in the regional center... Bronchoscopy. Labwork, lots of lab work. Antibiotics. Pseudomonas and Staph aureus in the lungs. Finally, a diagnosis: the mixed form of cystic fibrosis, which is a serious genetic disease. Sympathetic looks from the nurses and horrifying news from the doctor: "50% of those children die before they are a year old". To realize and to accept the fact that you can lose your child, who just came into the world is horrendously difficult. But there was no other choice and only one possible decision: we are fighting and will continue to fight!
Masha lives in her own world. Her world is soft and light. Masha likes water. Water covers her skin and her muscles are relaxing. Masha feels safe and in harmony. Masha feels a freedom of movement. In a water, Masha turns in to fish. In a water, Masha can manage her body. Masha smiles and swim, swim, swim. Masha doesn't like closed space.
Illia is a 14-year-old teenager from Mariupil, who most dreams of becoming healthy, like most of his peer friends. The boy is a coveted child, he was born absolutely healthy, but at 6 months he began to have problems with the tummy: constant frustration and underweight, and from 10 months of frequent bronchitis and pneumonia, which were seriously treated. The child was examined for tuberculosis and other lung diseases, but the correct diagnosis was made only in 4 years. It is cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that affects the pancreas and destroys the lungs.
Little Dmytro is at the hospital for three months. He has a brain tumor. The boy has already had two surgeries and numerous therapies. All this time Dima’s parents provided everything necessary for their son’s treatment relying only on themselves. However, unfortunately, such a moment has come that their resources are exhausted. And the treatment should go on...
A thirty-one year old mom of two children Yulia is diagnosed with combined encephalopathy, expressed cognitive disturbance, sudden death with successful resuscitation. Yulia survived clinical death and is now struggling to return back to her ordinary life, her family and children.
At present Yulia badly needs rehabilitation courses but the family simply does not have any money for them. Yulia’s children believe that their mom will certainly recover! That people will not turn their backs on them and will help their mom, will give their mom a second life!
An amount of UAH 76,000 is needed for the rehabilitation of 4-year Pavlo. It would allow beating his diagnosis: ICP, spastic paraparesis, consequences of hypoxic-ischemic CNS injury, second-degree internal hydrocephalus, fifth-degree retinopathy of prematurity (after surgery).
Little Vanya was a long-awaited child and became a great joy for his daddy and mommy. However, since first days Vanya’s parents had to fight for the lives of their son and little twin sister Polina. Their babies were prematurely born with serious birth defects. Vanya has undergone complicated brain surgery. To make things worse, this little pumpkin is facing now a new scorching ordeal – Vanya was diagnosed with stage four sensorineural hearing loss.
It can seams that Sekeda's family is pretty happy, but the soul and heart of the parents burn a constant and severe pain. Their only beloved daughter, a beauty with a rare name Sofyana, is an invalid from childhood – a diagnosis of cerebral palsy. She is 7 and she does not sit, talk, crawl, and walk on her own. Still family is doing everything to make her daughter live a worthy life. At the moment there is a chance to undergo a survey and rehabilitation in Israel.