Evelina Kolmakova is the longed-for and only child in the family. She was delivered at full term but suffered from birth asphyxia during delivery which led to severe brain damage. Her parents followed all bits of advice from neurologists to lessen the severity of medical conditions. They went through medications, special massage courses, physiotherapy, Voita therapy in the Czech Republic. Still, at Evelina’s 1 year and 2 months, she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and tetraparesis. Since then, baby girl exercises daily at home or undergoes intensive rehabilitation programs in specialized care centers.
She works out as a professional athlete! She is driven by a dream to dance like a ballerina. But to make this dream come true she needs our support.
In September, Evelina has had a selective dorsal rhizotomy (to reduce spasticity) at the St. Louis Children's Hospital in the USA. The success of the treatment depends 70% on postoperative rehabilitation. Evelina needs urgently to go to the intensive therapy center “Olinek”, where highly qualified specialists will help her restore previously acquired skills and master new ones, but now without muscle spasticity in her legs!
Dear friends, thanks to your support, we managed to raise 5450 euros for two courses of rehabilitation of Evelina.
The girl has already passed one of them and has become much stronger. The second rehabilitation course at the Olinek Intensive Therapy Center is scheduled for August 2022.