Yura Petrenko is 10 years old and all these years he lives with a chronic orphan disease of primary immunodeficiency. His mother Victoria is 42 years old and she herself brings up two sons 10 and 14 years old. They live in the city of Dnipro, the youngest son Jura from birth is very often ill with infectious diseases – purulent sinusitis, acute bronchitis, and pneumonia. All these diseases are treated only with antibiotics, and after one of pneumonia, when antibiotics no longer acted on Yura, his mother took him from the hospital and took him to Kyiv for examination. First, to "OKHMATDYT", and then to the Department of Immunology, where Yura was diagnosed with primary immunodeficiency. It means that the child has very weak immunity and is doomed to support the body with immunoglobulins and antibiotics.
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Artem was a long-awaited child for his parents. His mother Anna was very happy to get pregnant. All went well during the pregnancy without complications but towards the end of the term of her pregnancy, the ultrasound showed that the baby was entangled in the umbilical cord and had already gained 4.1kg. The doctor did not pay enough attention to this issue and allowed Anna to give birth in a natural way. It was a serious mistake. Unfortunately, Artem experienced oxygen starvation. The consequences were irreversible. Now Artem lives with cerebral palsy.
Every day he struggles for every new resolute step without pain, for every new word spoken, for faith in future and full life... The baby’s illness was diagnosed as cerebral palsy when he was 1 year and 7 months old and the whole family was shocked by it. Previously, the doctors assured the boy’s mother that he wouldn’t walk, talk and understand and would be wheelchair-bounded. Despite those predictions, the woman didn’t believe their words. She’s strongly convinced that this diagnosis would be overcome and her child would enjoy life to the full as the others. Mum brings her child up alone, doesn’t work because he needs care.
There was a misfortune in the Didenko family. At 4-year-old Maxym, doctors diagnosed a brain tumor. This is a very smiling child. He likes to play cars and board games. He went, like everyone to the kindergarten. The disease began at the age of three. The mother noticed that the son somehow hesitantly walks, staggers. Worried parents turned to the pediatrician. Doctors made an encephalogram and prescribed antibiotics for the child. But there was no improvement. Moreover, Maxim was getting worse and he completely stopped walking. Then they decided to do magnetic resonance imaging. After an MRI scan, the Didenko family's life turned upside down. Doctors have discovered a brain tumor. The diagnosis was awesome – cerebellar worm medulloblastoma.
Small hands, small legs, a tiny body, the inability to take the first breath on your own, a weak heart and many other difficulties with all vital organs. These unprotected babies are born premature babies. This is a shock for the whole family and no one expects the baby to hurry to see this world. In order to save a premature baby, all medical powers are included and the most modern medical equipment is needed. That level of equipment can determine whether the baby will live or not. The goal of our project is to help prematurely born children survive.