"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.
ICF "Everybody Сan"Київ, вул. Біломорська, 1а
The mission – improving the lives of the most socially vulnerable segments of the population through their decisive action and popularization of the idea of volunteering and charity.
The main activities:
- assistance to victims of hostilities in eastern Ukraine;
- development of the health sector.
At first glance, Maxym is no different from his peers. He is a cheerful, active child who is interested in everything in the world, he is riding a bike, scooter, does roller skating. The trouble is that the boy sees nothing. When Maxim was only a few months old, mom began to notice that he was not reaching for toys, he was behaving differently than other children, but she could not even imagine that her son sees nothing. He has a terrible diagnosis with retinoblastoma (cancer of the retina of both eyes).
Our little princess Nastia continues her struggle for a happy childhood and full life. A girl was born on the 31st week. No one explained to parents what had led to a serious birth injury, a mistake of doctors or incorrect management of the birth process. For several months, the baby could not breathe on her own and was kept in intensive care under an oxygen mask. As a result, a disappointing diagnosis – cerebral palsy, spastic diplegia, delay in psychological development.
A lot of kids don’t know the scary diagnosis. They run, play, chat, draw... Artem also has to be like that! It just didn’t happen... bad luck... The terrible injustice happened in his life... Artem was not on the 32-and week with no chances to stay healthy. And diagnosis - cerebral palsy was mentioned - the hard challenge for a kid and his parents.
Cerebral palsy is three words that can knock the ground out from under the feet of any parent. Parents do not know what to do about it. Time passes ... and by trial and error, they find their own way. Eva was born 10 weeks ahead of schedule. After 2 months of struggling for life, the baby was discharged home. Since then, the girl is constantly undergoing rehabilitation and is exercising at home. This is a huge work.
"Let's go home as soon as possible!", shouted Ania and ran out of the gates of the kindergarten. Diana cleans her hands from the sand and started to run after her sister. Suddenly she couldn’t breathe, felt dizziness and the small restless bird started to kick in the chest. She sits down, trying to catch the air. This is how her heart disease started to show itself.
Andrii desperately wants to achieve his goal! To walk! He wants it so much! He is ready to fight for a long time, to overcome pain and through tears to work on every move. He is only 5 years old, but he already knows what does it mean to fight for life. He knows how to survive the tragedy – his father passed away. He knows how to cope with fear – when native Donetsk region was under fire.
Polina is in the first grade and she is 7 years old. Curly hair, cute pigtails. She is smart. She all the time wants to do something. The movement plays a huge role in the girls' life. But, ironically, the girl hardly seats. Disease ties her to the wheelchair and cruelly every day takes strength away.
"Mom! Help me!'- Ania clenching her teeth and whispering, tears rolling down her face, but the girl does not give up a difficult exercise. Ania's diagnosis takes 8 lines of the medical record. The girl had never known a healthy life. Immediately after birth, the baby's body was shaken by severe convulsions. Resuscitation. Medical testings. Puncture of the spinal cord and... the child became lower part of the body became paralyzed.
"I was trying to understand my child, from the early morning I was blindfolded and tried to do the usual housekeeping work, it was very hard, the feeling of helplessness and loss of space did not leave me, I did not stand for long, but I knew that when I will take the bandage off from my eyes. I will see the world and I would give everything to remove this bandage from the eyes of my child", sighs mother of Grygorii and strokes the hair of her son.