Throughout her life, 8 year-old Alyona underwent 16 brain surgeries, while half of her life she spent in the department of neurosurgery. The girl’s life entirely depends on the special shunt - a system of tubes and a pump which allow removal of cerebrospinal fluid from the head. Alyona has suffered from shunt-dependent hydrocephalus and cerebral palsy since her childhood, which was a consequence of a severe birth injury.

Despite her health problems, the girl is good at reading and writing. She studies at a school for children with special needs. Thanks to your support, in June Alyona was diagnosed at the Israeli clinic Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov). The shunt system was reprogrammed and now it functions well. Fortunately, there was no need to replace the shunt. The girl has already undergone several treatment courses which gave very good results thanks to the correction of injuries resulting from childbirth. However, given the complications of neurosurgical problems, Alyona needs constant neurorehabilitation.

The girl was able to complete such a course in Professor Kozyavkin’s clinic in Cyprus.

Thanks to your support we were able to raise 3672 euro for the treatment.