His forehead sweating profusely, and barely gets to drag his feet. 9-year-old Sasha Moszkowski, who until recently loved to chase the ball with friends in the yard, often returned home exhausted. And the reason is congenital and deadly heart disease, which, to the deterioration of health no one knows.
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Even when the doctor said, "Your girlfriend has cerebral palsy", Masha's mother did not break! Massages, rehabilitation, physical therapy, sessions with a speech therapist, a psychologist, swimming in the pool, hippotherapy are all just necessary to do regularly to maintain positive changes in the girl's health, but with little money in the family. From the moment of her premature birth, after which she got to the orphanage, it took 5 months for her and her mother to embrace.
When Andrii was 3 months old, a neurologist told his parents that their son had cerebral palsy. Since then, things are familiar and simple for many children, for Andrii – the result of trials, pain, numerous rehabilitation, and titanic efforts. Immediately after the birth of the boy was taken to the intensive care unit, for several days he did not even breathe on his own, and instead of his mother's milk, there was food through a probe. He first uttered the word "Mom" at the age of nine and took his first step at 11. All 14 years of Andrii's life are a struggle to become, if not healthy, at least independent.
Dmitry came to the world prematurely and received his cradle in the form of an emergency resuscitation. There, without his mother's hands, he spent the long 10 months of his young life. During these 10 months he had intragastric hemorrhage into the brain, hydrocephalus began to develop. At 9 months a shunt was put in the head. This is such a painful start to life. At home, the boy finally began to recover.
While children as young as 7 are already learning to read and write, this girl, Olia Kozhukhar from Berdyansk, can say "mom". It's the only word the girl still utters. She is unable to walk, and without support – even to stand or sit. Olia's condition is a result of a brain hemorrhage. The child was traumatized during childbirth and now rehabilitation is a necessity without any more. During pregnancy, her mother suffered an SARS and it was a risk for the girl.
They are just being born, and they are already forced to fight for their lives. Every year 4-5 thousand children with congenital heart defects are born in Ukraine. And a third of them, 1,600 babies, are at risk of dying if they are not operated on in the first days of life. Such babies are rescued at the Amosov National Institute of Cardiovascular Surgery. Last year alone, 800 children's hearts were operated on there.
FEROTELA DRIVES is a charity project of FEROTELA company. The purpose of the project is to involve as many customers and partners as possible in the implementation of the idea of giving a full life to CP children. After all, being able to fully move, run, play is a vital condition for the happy and harmonious development of each child. Each of us has the opportunity to become involved in the formation of a generation of happy and healthy children.
The situation with pediatric cardiology is catastrophic. 51.67% of children (i.e., children during the first 28 days of life) who have a complex form of congenital heart disease die.
Even from simple forms of heart defects, 42.3% of children die. 30% of children are discharged from the hospital even without suspicion of a terrible diagnosis. Half of them die. Every year in Ukraine, more than 800 children die from cardiovascular diseases.
Our goal is to change that!
Every year in Ukraine almost 5,000 babies are born with heart failure, which develops in the mother's womb at the same time as the birth of a new life. A third of them from maternity hospitals are discharged even without suspicion of the disease, while in the first hours or days of life the crumbs should have been on the surgical table. So 800 of them, then we lose.
Bohdan is one of about 50 people in the world with a rare genetic pathology – Opic-Frias syndrome. The disease is extremely difficult, which can not be cured, but the consequences can be corrected. A sixteen-year-old boy with a height of one and a half meters and weighing only 35 kilograms. The disease manifests itself in the form of an underdeveloped body, namely in the deformation of the chest and the stop. Due to the slow growth of the tendons, the muscles of the hands and feet of Bogdan wipes out the tension. In addition, the child is poorly seen and wearing hearing aids on both ears.