Looking at the photo of this smiling baby, you can't even imagine how many tests has he withstood over three years of his life! And it has begun not as easy as it seemed to be. His future parents desired to have a child but they have never had children. They have waited for a baby for a long time. Finally, after many examinations they decided to make a very expensive in vitro fertilization; in other words, artificial insemination. When the future parents were informed that two boys would be born, they felt on top of the world!
302 542 577 UAH
ICF of Dr. Bersenev V.A.м. Київ, бульвар Марії Приймаченко, буд. 6-а
Dr. Bersenev's International charitable foundation was founded to attract funds for financial supporting of rehabilitation and scientific educational programs, such as:
• support for children that suffer from cerebral paralysis, and other disorders of the central nervous system, the spine diseases, etc. as well as contribute to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of these diseases;
• implementation of other charitable activities in the public interest.
“Hello everyone, my name is Pavlo. I’m 12 years old. I have spinal muscular atrophy. I’m keen on reading and chatting with my peers. But I can’t jump and run fast because I have bad legs”, this is how Pavlik narrates about himself. Spinal muscular atrophy was the disease that no one expected in the Geval family 12 years ago. But misfortunes never come singly.
The mother of seven-year-old Vadim has signed with both hands under these words of the famous poetess, as she hopes for the miracle and struggles against a terrible cerebral palsy diagnosis every day, since his birth... Although nothing foreshadowed troubles: the boy was born at 40-th week of pregnancy, the doctors didn’t predict any problems, but something went wrong. The baby’s umbilical cord wrapped around him several times and he stayed without oxygen for a long time.
Valik, a boy with an unchildish look, is seventeen. For ten years he receives treatment for cerebral palsy at Bersenev Medical Center. Except for mother, the boy doesn’t have anyone else; grandparents died many years ago, father deserted his family when heard about his son’s illness. Every day is for mother and her kid a gift and miracle at the same time, also a constant struggle for life.
Don’t you know how different childish suffering from cerebral palsy can be? When Valik was little, his mother carried him in her arms and in a pram. Legs and arms were in a bad state, twisted in different sides. The boy underwent two surgeries, his muscles were cut, but nothing helped. And only Doctor Bersenev metameric injections were effective; after the first course, miracles took place. Valik began to hold on a wall and walk slowly, started to speak. His mother cried with joy, as myoclonus didn’t let the boy earlier to utter any word…
Maxim Nechyporuk’s mother turns to all indifferent people for help with raising funds for the treatment of her son at Bersenev Medical Center in Kyiv. Essentially the boy was born healthy. His mother’s heart was filled with joy by her watching this. But when Maxim was three years old, she noticed that he started to be behind his peers in mental development. Further, physical retardation appeared. The boy felt weakness in his legs; it became difficult for him to go upstairs and get over long distances. He started gradually losing acquired habits. He forgot how to dress and undress, eat, run and his speech started gradually disappearing.
This cute boy who has a charming smile is Vanya Voynov. He is the 3-rd child in his family. He is 2 year and a half. He hastened to see this world and was born prematurely. As a result, he endured hemorrhage and resuscitation. When Ivan was 1 year of age, the doctors diagnosed cerebral palsy, spastic tetraparesis. "Does anyone really want to go through that? No, of course not! But it happened". Parents knock at all doors, struggle for their little angel’s full life. Vanya laughs loudly, has fun, but can’t neither sit nor walk by himself. He has weak arms and unruly legs but he tries to do his utmost. Today a few more seconds were added in his unassisted sitting!
Misfortunes never come singly. Vanya is sick from birth. He is the third child and the whole Voynov's family adores him. He’s born at 30-31 week pregnant, weighing 1 kg 980 g. The results were terrible: hypoxia, hemorrhage that led to resuscitation. In his 2 years, Ivan can't sit and play without assistance. He is clever, understands everything and tries to talk. He is an interesting, merry and normal fellow who wants to stand up on his feet and make first resolute steps. But he can’t do this…
Dasha Kravchenko is from Kagarlyk, Kyiv region. In her 2 years and 3 months she can’t walk and stand on her feet. When the girl was 5 months old, she suffered from flu with a high temperature and convulsive disorder. When the family turned to the regional hospital, the child’s illness was diagnosed as acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (AIDP) – there weren’t any reflexes in her legs and reflexes in arms and stomach were retarded.
Oleh was born the second child of twins. During the first three months of his life, he was quite a healthy baby, put on weight well and even got ahead of his sister. When the boy was 3 months old, parents noticed he couldn't fix his eyes and sent him to medical check-up. It is difficult to put into words what his mum felt after hearing about the diagnosis... Unfortunately, terrible ailments became worse and multiplied over time. At first, encephalitis, microcephaly, spastic diplegia, blindness and quadriplegia, bilateral sensorineural hearing loss; then in 1 year and 3 months the family has bought a tracheostomy tube. A 3-year-old kid needed to do a nutrient probe after the severe aspirating pneumonia.
The war forced the family: father, mother and their 2 children, to abandon their home and become the refugees, like hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians. They’ve lived in Luhansk before 2014. This family lives in Lviv now where the 3-d child Ivan was born. His birth was premature, at 31-st week. The boy spent one and a half day on the lungs’ mechanical ventilation. A cute little boy, weighing two kg, has a lot of diagnoses; the main one is an infantile cerebral palsy.