Premature birth. Pain, anxiety, misunderstanding why it happened. Every 15th woman in Ukraine faces the misfortune of preterm labor. There are no definite medical reports about the causes of preterm birth. It does not always depend on the health of the mother or the conditions of her life and means. It can happen to anyone. Every 15th child in Ukraine needs to be saved, and it is completely dependent on medical equipment. Now in the Ukrainian maternity hospitals, there is a catastrophic lack of the simplest devices that can save the life of little babies, whose weight is sometimes not even equal to 1 500 grams.
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Artem is a smart, curious and bright boy. And now he is in the intensive care and badly needs expensive treatment. His mother is near him all the time. His dad, brother and sister, hamster, parrot, and rabbits are waiting for him at home. When Artem grows up, he will definitely become an "animal doctor". But right now it is him who needs treatment.
Denys’ difficult treatment of neuroblastoma lasted a year and six months and then, thanks to the supporters at UBB, the boy underwent an obligatory MIBG scan in Italy. The examination revealed the remnants of the tumor which enabled the Ukrainian doctors to select the appropriate protocol. Denys has undergone surgery and radiation therapy and now receives supportive chemotherapy. And he again needs to go to Italy because the effectiveness of treatment can be confirmed only with the help of special iodine isotopes that, unfortunately, are not available in Ukraine.
To the destiny of positive and energetic Alina was fell the ordeal. She has to overcome lymphoma – cancer that can take away her life. But Alina is a girl with character and is not going to rely only on fate. This 22-year-old beautiful girl as a child was more friends with the boys, and the entertainment was respectively as the boys: she was chasing a soccer ball, playing volleyball and tennis. After graduation, she studied at the Poltava Agrarian Academy, received a specialty ecologist. Unfortunately, the girl did not manage to find a job in her specialty, so she worked as a salesman, accountant.
Maxim always says that he'll manage on his own, he says that others have a greater need. He rarely accepts help, and this might be the first time that he actually asks for it. This young man was born with a severe incurable disease and he literally has to fight for each day of his life since the moment of his birth, and this is quite an expensive battle. More often than not, he has to pay for his medicines from his own pocket – the state budget can't afford it, but he cannot postpone his treatments. The next inpatient treatment is scheduled for December, and now Maxim asks to help him cover the cost of IV therapy drugs crucial for his life.
Vika, Victoria... Her name turned out to be a match for her. She is only seventeen years old, she is a young mother, who has a complex disease and who does not give up, despite all the problems... Last October, Vika became the mother of a wonderful baby. Everything would have been fine, but in June the pain inside began to disturbed Vika. The girl went to the hospital and was prescribed gentle treatment. After a few days, Vika was got worse. And then everything was like as in a terrible dream... An enlarged lung on an X-ray image, examinations, consultations – a regional hospital, research, waiting of the results of the biopsy and diagnosis: Vika had a tumor in her back, which causes the pain...
Vania is only 9 years old, and he has already undergone two complex heart operations. The boy was born with a very complex heart defect – atresia of the pulmonary artery type 2 with an interventricular septal defect and communicative vessels. Vanya is very hard to breathe, the child cannot lead a normal life, he doesn’t even attend school, but studies at home according to a special program. Two operations gave results only for a while so that the boy could continue a full life, now doctors insist on conducting operations, which, unfortunately, are rarely performed in Ukraine due to expensive equipment.
Kiryusha Pershin since the childhood takes a great interest in music. From 6 to 10 years he sang in the boys' choir under the Chernihiv Philharmonic. Kiryusha also has achievements - he won first place in Chernigov in his age category for the song "Volare", sung by a duet. Symptoms of serious illness began in the boys already in his second year of life. Vomiting, abdominal pain, poor health, ascites... Doctors put a diagnosis of mononucleosis in the child.
8-year-old Sofiika needs help. The girl was born a healthy child, but often was seak and lay in hospitals. Somehow this little sun complained of chest pain, parents immediately sounded the alarm and rushed to check her little heart from cardiologists. And then there was a shock: in Sofia, congenital heart disease is an open arterial duct. Sophia was immediately sent to the Amosov institute for a consultation.
To breathe or not to breathe? Inhalation, release the lungs or... nothing? To live or... not? Something happens, a child falls ill and can’t breathe normally. It is not possible to cope at home and parents rush to the hospital, sometimes by ambulance. Will they be helped there? "There are more than 700 children with bronchial asthma in the region and 11 children with cystic fibrosis, and these are only "chronics" that need regular help. And in just a year, 1 300 children pass through the department, someone has a severe disability, and someone just was healthy, and now he is burning out with severe pneumonia...". Can we help them?
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