Everyone who meets Dasha involuntarily compares her with a small, energetic puppy. The baby has a lot of energy and positive. She loves animals and it seems that they all feel it, because they run to her from all sides. Dasha can’t sit still for a minute. As soon as she stops for a few moments, she immediately manages to do mischief, with the words: "I could not help myself, I was bored!". Parents are still happy for such activity because, for children with cystic fibrosis, movement is life. And for Dashuli, it’s doubly, since she has had a destructive Pseudomonas aeruginosa in her lungs for several years.
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Charity Fund "Happy child"
The mission of the foundation is effective assistance to the most needy children of the Zaporozhye region. Every day, employees and volunteers of the foundation help save someone's life, fulfill someone's dream, or simply let a person know that they remember and care about him.
To play with dolls and draw, mold Kolobok from plasticine and don’t forget to give mom a hairstyle -Vika dreams of such children's worries! While in the life of a girl there are only hospitals and many tablets that need to be taken on time so that there are no cramps. And she has to watch the outside world only from her stroller, as it still doesn’t work for her to sit and walk. Vika's "epilepsy" is now under control, so it's time for her to do physical rehabilitation at the Bobath therapy center. Let's become good wizards and help the baby take a step forward to a healthy childhood!
And again about tuberculosis! Rather, about the fight against it, a terrible diagnosis, about which it is not only scary but sometimes embarrassing to speak out loud. Tuberculosis is still a disease that causes a mixture of horror and disgust among others. And this despite the fact that a "silent" tuberculosis bacterium, according to WHO, infected a third of the world's population. The number of operations in the Zaporizhia Regional Tuberculosis Dispensary carried out in 2018 is 170. For nine months of 2019, it is already 163. Not only human resources are involved in the fight against the disease, but also those remnants of technical progress that remained in the TB dispensary as an inheritance.
For more than a year, Dmytro has been trying to defeat the disease. The treatment guidelines are changing, the newly grown hair falls out, the painful side effects of "chemo" appear. But there is a positive dynamic, and it inspires to further struggle! Dmytro has a duel with cancer. But, no the cancer is one in this duel, and Dima is supported with a lot of good hearts. Do not leave him alone with the disease!
There is a children's sanatorium in Zaporizhia region. But it is not ordinary! Most of the children undergoing treatment are from dysfunctional families, and some are from boarding schools. Treatment usually lasts from 3 to 20 months, and for bed patients – up to 4 years. The only children's tuberculosis sanatorium in Zaporizhia region provides treatment for children with tuberculosis (maintenance phase), preventive treatment for children at risk and children with orthopedic problems.
For nine months, our babies stay in their small and comfortable microcosm before they are born. All this time they live under the close and gentle supervision of their guardian angel – the mother. A difficult test awaits those crumbs who are in a hurry to make the world happy ahead of time. At such moments, it is very important that the mother is near. Her touch, hugs, and breastfeeding can work wonders: even very small and weak kids grow up as real strongmen. In the intensive care unit for newborns of Zaporizhzhia Regional Children's Hospital, a lot of time and attention is paid specifically to the nutrition of children. This is the same medical technology as the administration of drugs or artificial respiration.
At first see, Lisa appears no different from her peers, though perhaps more active. She might seem naughty for not responding to questions or commands. The reason for this isn’t a bad upbringing, but a congenital hearing impairment which was only recently diagnosed. Second degree hearing loss is no life sentence, but quality hearing aids are necessary.
Inna’s story began with a routine Mantoux screening for tuberculosis. The body’s reaction worried the doctors. The physiologic pulmonologist sent her to a tuberculosis sanatorium where treatment was promptly initiated. Heavy drug dosages caused severe nausea and terrible leg pain. Inna, who is always active and cheerful, did not lose her upbeat mood, even when her schoolmates turned away from her calling her by an abusive name.
Many countries are ahead of Ukraine in many aspects. Looking at the lifespan of patients with genetic diseases, the difference is shocking. Few Ukrainians with cystic fibrosis (CF) survive to adulthood. Their life expectancy in Ukraine is only one-third to one-half as long as in the EU and USA – were leading full lives of 40-50 years is common. CF is currently incurable, affecting all internal organs, enveloping them with thick mucus in which deadly bacteria multiply.
Olesia has spina bifida. The consequences of this birth defect have been inexorably affecting her life for fourteen years. A whole book could be written about the many surgeries Olesia underwent. But there are hardly enough words to express the embarrassment and uncertainty of a teenager who must wear loose clothing to conceal a tube in her abdomen and diaper wherever she goes.