Maxim is a wanted child. Mom was very happy when she knew about her pregnancy. Pregnancy passed without complications with the dreams about a healthy, beautiful child who would be happy with the family. But she had not a possibility to enjoy the life, only to fight for it. Maxim was born at 41 weeks. A baby was pushed out of the womb. He did not cry, he could not breathe by himself. Prolonged reanimation actions led to cerebral edema. Then – reanimation, cramps, doctors' predictions.
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An Easter basket for those who do not have families who are in helpless old age, serious illnesses, and oppressive loneliness. They count the last hryvnia for medicine. So their life and salvation are a scanty pension. We are gathering money for the Easter basket for 60 elderly people. One festive grocery set (paste, meat products, cheese, eggs, horseradish, butter) is required: 250 UAH. The total cost of the case is 15 000 UAH.
You are 6 and you should be a girl of fashion and a small princess. Take you buck bunny to the kindergarten, teach the teddy bear to read, to choose rosy dresses and mom’s lipstick. You are 6 and you should trill with laughter, look straight in the eyes and receive additional sweet from your father (in secret)… You are 6 and you are taking lots of pills, watching cartoons while your inhalator is humming, and you put your teddy bear on a drip. You are 6 and sometimes you are too exhausted to run, your skin is white, you know what the asphixy is... You are 6 and your fairytale can still be rewritten, you will be able to breathe, Nastia.
Matvii's mother says that her son is the greatest happiness of her life. However, this happiness came into being when the war began in her native land, in the East of Ukraine. During childbirth, Lisichansk doctors did not want to do a cesarean section to a woman, so the baby was born blue and was wrapped in an umbilical cord. The boy did not breathe, he had brain hypoxia.
The demographic situation in Ukraine now is critical, while preterm born babies are a special category of children: they are very weak and fragile. Many functions of their bodies are still immature. If a baby weighs up to 1500 grams at birth, it meets many problems during the first months of its life - problems of pulmonary, cardiovascular, nervous and digestive systems. Every saved life of such babies is priceless! Due to this project, we will be able to purchase the vital medical equipment for kids – a pulseoximeter in the department of anesthesiology and intensive care newborn Lviv Communal City Children's Clinical Hospital.
The only and long-awaited mama's son, Nikita, was born on time and developed very well. At 7 months the boy was already walking the bed, holding on to the railing. But happiness in the family was short-lived: at 11 months the child became ill, the diagnosis was viral encephalitis. Resuscitation... During the day, Nikita lost all his skills, he even stopped holding his head, stopped chewing, swallowed, his face twisted. The only thing left is a sweet smile in the world on his lips, in spite of the intolerable pain that affects his body and brain.
Denis's family has already sought help from UBB donors. Thanks to the sincere support of the well-doers, Denis was surveyed at the University Hospital of Dusseldorf. But the survey cost more than it was collected on the UBB. According to invoiced accounts, the family owed the clinic 1180,76 euros. As per the results of the survey, for the restoration of visual acuity, Denis was offered scleral contact lenses, costing 2,080.00 euros. For the family of Denis, both of these sums are very big and they won’t be able to collect them on their own! So, we have to appeal to you again, dear UBB donors!
They cannot see her and she cannot hear them… Such unbearably sad story was told to us by a dad of one little girl Veronika. "They say that lightning never strikes twice in the same place. But, sometimes it is possible three times. My name is Oleksandr, my wife name is Nadiia. We met at Odessa Boarding School for Blind Children (my wife and I have less than one percent of a sense of vision of each eye). We are married almost for five years, and more than one year we spent on visiting doсtors-geneticists, who assured us that vision problem would not be transmitted to the child. They didn’t indeed...
Beautiful Sevil was born in the picturesque Crimea. Since childhood, she loves the sea and the mountains. Distant peaks hidden in the clouds lure her but now she can only dream about them… The girl’s left leg is shorter by almost five centimeters. In 2010 Sevil survived a terrible disease: osteosarcoma. The doctors and the mother did their best to save the leg affected by the tumor from amputation. The Crimean girl had a temporary endoprosthesis installed and it allowed her to grow and live a full teenage life.
The life story of 13-year-old Vadim Tymoshenko is very complex and there are no words that can convey everything that his parents experienced in 8 long years of treatment for their son. In these years there were also the irrepressible joy of victory over the terrible leukemia, and the horror of awareness of the return of the disease. That there are two times (!) нeard words of doctors about relapse, only they can know - the parents of this boy.