The morning when Katyusha stretched for a glass of juice and knocked it over, became the happiest one for her mother! This was the first news that her hands began tofunction, and Katya herself began to show interest to the world around. And this miracle did not happen by itself, but it was a result of the work of the Bobat Center specialis tsand daily work at home. Katyusha has a congenital malformation of the brain and a whole series of diagnoses that are difficult even to pronounce. She is just starting to develop, while her twin sister is already walking. But two courses by the Bobat therapy procedure opened up huge potential for Katyusha. Let's become good wizards and turn this potential into real achievements!
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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.
Alisa is an ordinary teenager. She’s 12 years old. She’s lots of fun and cheerful. She goes to school, worries about her grades, doesn’t like doing her homework and can’t wait to start her school holidays. She loves pizza and French fries. She enjoys watching films with her friends. She loves riding her bicycle and skate. She goes to the swimming pool and practices yoga. She dreams of travels and adventures. However, Alisa has to work hard to make this ordinary life real. Every single day. Regardless of her mood, plans, and feelings. At home, visiting friends or on the train. Every day Alisa spends about 4 hours on inhalation, breathing apparatus and special exercises. This is a reality of cystic fibrosis patients.
The level of noise of a lifting-off helicopter is 110 decibels. That is how much one-year-old Timosha needs to hear this world. The boy has been diagnosed with the degree 4 congenital hearing loss; and in order to live in the world of sounds, he needs a sensitive hearing aid. Timosha must necessarily know his mother’s voice, bird songs and the murmur of the sea! While being in the endless silence, he cannot start talking, develop equally with his peers and easily understand the speech. Help Timosha hear life!
The birth of a baby is accompanied by a scream informing the world about the appearance of a new person. Unfortunately, for many of them have it is a cry for help. The meaning of intensive care is to help vital organs (lungs, heart, intestines, etc.) cope with their functions. This often requires the use of necessary manipulations and mandatory continual monitoring of the child’s condition using sophisticated equipment. There are situations when it is necessary to help the baby’s breathing, and then through a special tube brought into the respiratory tract, it is connected to the lung ventilation apparatus. Moreover, in order to understand how each blood cell is saturated with oxygen, a constant study of blood gases is carried out.
Dima is seven and a half. At first glance, he is a usual playful child, full of energy, who likes watching cartoons and going out. But his childhood is special. He has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Parents were unbelievably happy to give birth to the long-awaited twins! The two boys were in a hurry to come into the world at the Kharkiv Perinatal Center and were born three months early. Vladik lived just 39 days… and Dima came into this world with cerebral palsy and microcephaly. However, despite unfavorable prognosis, rehabilitation efforts of parents for their only son were not in vain – when Dima was two years old, he could hold his head and even started walking. Then a whole set of challenges: congenital heart defect, operation, stroke. As a result – all acquired skills were lost, he could not stand any more neither on his legs nor on all fours.
Sad eyes, a serious in a not-childish way look and concern when mom is not within arm's reach are such a first impression of meeting Dania. He is only seven, and he hears almost nothing. He lives in his own special world, devoid of bright colors and multifaceted sounds, and therefore a little disturbing when there is no mother's hand nearby. Dania’s diagnosis was established recently, and to preserve hearing, he urgently needs hearing aids.
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.
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.
Alisa is from the "Twinkletoes" team, her birth weight was only 750 grams! The life that hung in the balance was saved, but there were numerous deviations – a congenital malformation of the left eye and infantile cerebral palsy. But the diagnoses do not prevent Alisa from dreaming about the sea and traveling on a big ship, and to her mom – about the healthy eyes of her daughter, about the first rhyme and the first independent step. Dreams need to be realized! The ship will definitely be! But whether Alisa learns to walk on her own depends only on caring people. The girl needs surgery according to Ulzibat’s method.
Artem is an active, mischievous, and cheerful fellow "the life of the party" is said about such people. From birth, he was extremely curious, eagerly studying everything new that came into his field of vision. At music school, he played saxophone; judo formed his strength and courage. Such a harmonious development of the soul and body, consciousness and physical education. Music and sports became a part of his life for the long haul. Artem found exactly what he really enjoys and what brings him pleasure. The way he combined these seemingly incompatible hobbies surprised everyone. Nonetheless, he had high hopes, in both music and sports.