Last September, thanks to kind-hearted people, Roma could go to the clinic for rehabilitation. And in October the boy made his first independent steps – without support! Then he received more medication and, of course, did everyday exercises with his parents. However, now it is not enough: the boy’s hand and leg are still not working well. One more rehabilitation cycle is needed at the clinic under the supervision of professionals but the parents are not able to pay for it.
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CF "Zaporuka"03022, Київ, вул. Васильківська, 30
Zaporuka Foundation has been supporting since 2008 families of children with cancer hospitalized at the National Institute of Cancer, at the Pediatric Department of the Romodanov Institute of Neurosurgery and at the Department of Hematology and Intensive Chemotherapy of the Western Ukrainian Pediatric Specialized Medical Center in Lviv. Zaporuka has organized and continue funding psychological service for the patients of these hospitals as well as rehabilitation service and has opened the Center Dacha providing accommodation for children affected by cancer.
Cancer is a curable disease but the psychological state of children and their family members is of great importance for their recovery. A disease associated with prolonged treatment disrupts family life, requires changes in family roles and relationships, causes financial problems, destroys dreams and plans for the future. Often the label of an ill person frightens and distances relatives and friends. Parents feel confused, guilty and shameful. They blame for what has happened themselves and each other.
Monobank and Kurazh Bazar are exactly the organizations that save lives. In May, the companies launched a joint project where all interested banking users can share their cashback to save the world. Automated microbiological analyzer in the Western Ukrainian specialized children's medical center? Nakeshbekim!
Annually, about 1 000 children are admitted to the oncohematological department with acute and chronic diseases. In the treatment of serious diseases, control of microorganisms is important, since the pathology can be caused or complicated by their activity.
The construction industry unites for a good cause! On August 10th, on the occasion of the Builder’s Day, there will be a charity match between the Maestro Football Club and the Ukrainian Builders’ Team. The match aims to raise funds for the construction of the Dacha Center, a home for children with cancer and their families during the period of treatment at the National Cancer Institute.
Bone cancer... It happened 5 years ago. Vika and her mom at the hospital, Vika after surgery, Vika and crutches, Vika and uncertain steps, Vika’s exhausted face after rehabilitation session – that’s a chronology of the girl’s life which we now see in the picture smiling and happy in a traditional embroidered shirt. The disease remained in the past, and two years ago an artificial endoprosthesis was inserted on the site of the removed bone.
Maksym likes to run around, to play games and construction toys. The boy dreams of becoming a train driver and traveling the world. So, he was happy to go to school to acquire new knowledge. But the constant problems with the eyes which appeared a year after his birth did not allow him enjoying life to the full extent. For six years (!) the boy was treated for different diseases – and only then a brain tumor was detected.
Maksym spent almost a year at the hospital. All this time, the boy carefully studied therapies and the names of the drugs he was prescribed. That’s because he dreams of becoming a doctor and treating kids. All his games turn into healing processes and medical procedure. And his "patients" "have been treated and discharged home". Maksym is also at home now but needs one more examination – MIBG scan. In Ukraine, it is not available due to the lack of necessary isotopes. But this is the only examination for neuroblastoma that determines the effectiveness of treatment.
"I can construct a lot of things and can fix them. But myself I cannot fix…". 12-year-old Viacheslav paints well, carves wood with fret saw and even began to earn his first own money. But suddenly he had a terrible disease – meningitis. A year later there was again the same diagnosis. As it turned out, the reason was a defect of the skull bones. The hole serves as the gateway for any infection – and if it not operated as soon as possible, next time Viacheslav may not recover... But his parents’ resources are extremely limited and without our help, they won’t cope.
Little Alipia got her name, not after her birth but after the surgery – in honor of the saint saving the children. The girl was born with spina bifida (incomplete closing of the spine) that had to be operated on immediately. Local doctors recommended one more surgery – to treat hydrocephalus. However, the mother did not have the money and the father abandoned the child. Now Alipia is at the Institute of Neurosurgery – and postponing the operation is not possible anymore! The woman asked for help as she has no one who could support her.
Sasha is a long-awaited son and dad’s dream. The boy was too big, so the childbirth was very risky for both the baby and the mother. After the birth Sasha had hemorrhage in the brain. And then everything went according to the standard – intensive care, medication, therapies. And it took more than a month. The doctors managed to save the boy but there was a complication of hydrocephalus. Now Sasha needs a surgery. And his parents need our help after long treatment.