Petya is one of the twins. He was born on the 7th of December in 2007 together with his brother Boris. The boy had health problems from his birth.
At the age of two months, Petya was hospitalized with severe jaundice, where he spent almost two months. Then he was diagnosed with hepatitis. The parents did not even suspect that diagnosis was wrong. The boy grew and developed in the same way as his peers, and in 2019 he had a serious deterioration of his health. He was under the supervision of a cardiologist, a gastroenterologist, a neurologist, an endocrinologist, a pulmonologist and a hematologist, but none of the treatment that doctors prescribed for him relieved his condition. Doctors managed to make the correct diagnosis only recently.
Petya has a rare disease - Abernethy malformation. This is a vascular anomaly in which there is no portal vein, and venous blood from the intestine and spleen bypasses the liver without being cleaned.
The only treatment method that doctors in Russia could offer Petya is liver transplantation. But the boy's parents managed to find an alternative. The doctors of the children's department of the Schneider clinic are ready to help the boy. They have repeatedly carried out two-stage surgical treatment using a unique method, after which the liver of children with the same diagnosis as Petya's was self-healing and there was no need for its transplantation after surgery.
In Russia such operations are not carried out, so we can say that this is the only chance for Petya to avoid a liver transplantation and become healthy. The cost of this chance was $ 45,000. We raised this money and then doctors of Israel Clinic Schneider conducted the first stage of treatment for the boy. The operation was successful.