Hello everybody! Who does not know me, I am a bewitched princess Nastya! I am already 5 years old. Everything that I have been doing all these 5 years – try to remove the spell from my legs. My dear helpers and true friends help me in this. Due to them I had a chance to visit magic country. In this country real fairies and wizards work, they know how to remove the spell, but it takes time. While being in this country, everyday I learn new things, become stronger and stronger, and step by step we are removing spell from my little legs. I believe that we will be able to remove spell completely, but for this I really need your help and support.
Six years ago, a small miracle appeared in the Rasstal family. A miracle called Sasha. Sasha was born on time, sturdy, but as a result of difficult labor, he received severe asphyxiation. In 1 year old he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The earth was knocked out from under parents’ feet, since at that time the family was trying to balance, constantly being in the struggle for the full life of his son. Since then Sasha has been constantly undergoing treatment, acupuncture, massages, exercise therapy, a swimming pool, a speech therapist, a psychologist.
It is impossible to cure Zhenia in a few days! It is impossible to cure him in a month. And even in a year! Zhenya has been ill since birth. From the day when, at the 33rd week of mother's pregnancy, there was a threat to life for the baby. Urgent cesarean, hypoxia, resuscitation, artificial ventilation of the lungs – this is how the life of our boy began. The next stage was – several lines of diagnoses in the medical statement and a conclusion about disability.
Victoria has a very serious diagnosis, in her 3 and a half years she is still not sitting, not standing, not walking, not talking, not chewing, and she has painful cramps, but despite all this she is very patient, very purposeful and hardworking. Victoria was born at 33 weeks with a weight of 1600 grams. Up to the age of 8 months, the baby got three times into intensive care unit, where the doctors selflessly fought for her life. Since then, family life has turned into endless hospitals, examinations, rehabilitation.
Andrii is the only man in the house. The long-awaited firstborn. Beloved son. At birth, the man weighed 1400 grams. Premature and very weak.
Doctors insisted that mom not ruin her life and leave the child in the hospital. She did not quit. Took him home. And gave all herself. He is already 17. Over the years, the weight has increased exactly 22 times. He is very funny, all understanding child. But he cannot sit, stand, walk, talk and independently serve himself.
Dasha will turn 9 years old soon, eight of them, she is struggling with a rare progressive disease of SMA – spinal muscular atrophy. It is the disease that takes a person's ability to walk, stand, sit, eat, and even breathe; it literally eats up muscles. Before Dasha was 1 year and 2 months, like all children, she could squat and stand on her own, bending down and picking up a toy, but now these skills have been lost. Gradually all muscles of the body atrophy, paralysis of the locomotor system, heart and respiration occur.
Having once met Olexandra, it is impossible not to fall in love with this charming, cheerful little girl. So much positive and perseverance, intelligence and childish charm she has. She loves the whole world and the world loves her. The baby just bathes in love. She is loved by her parents and little sister, who is 18 years older; by teachers and classmates, by rehabilitologists and elderly ladies on the bench at the entrance; by dogs and horses at the hippotherapy. Sasha would be the happiest child in the world, if not a terrible diagnosis...
Polina has cerebral palsy, she is not talking yet and can make a few steps only with the help of adults. The little blonde girl lives in Slavyansk in a small house in the private sector. A piece of a exploded shell sticks out of the ground near the fence. Mother Svetlana with Polina in her arms met us at the gate. As soon as everyone was in the room, Polina began to cry. Mother put the baby on her lap and comforted for a long time. "When new people come, Polina always cries," mother sighed. "She thinks that they are nurses or massage therapists. And now it will hurt".
Probably, there is nothing more pleasant for a child than waiting for the own Birthday. Bright colors, bright emotions, bright impressions, and, of course, presents – this is how such a day should look like – unforgettable! Even if the child has special needs!
"Hi, there! We are Olesya Topchiy and Sasha Adamchuk. We were born with a heart defect that wasn't compatible with life namely transposition of the major vessels. During the first hours of our life with a one-hour difference on the same day, we ended up at the Center for Children's Cardiology and Cardio Surgery and were born for the second time. An excruciatingly long surgery provided us with an opportunity to live and smile. From that very moment, we are friends not only in need but also in a great happiness! We regularly come back to the center like home for regular examinations and are grateful that there is such a light and magical place," that was an introduction of a letter our fund received.