Tanat Muslim from the village of Ulanbel, Kazakhstan. He is a young boy with a rare congenital condition called spina bifida, characterized by a spinal cord development anomaly, accompanied by severe neurological, orthopaedic, and urological pathologies. Typically, spina bifida is diagnosed during prenatal ultrasound, but all Muslim’s mother's examinations yielded normal results. The boy’s parents only discovered his diagnosis after his birth, having never heard of spina bifida before, unaware of the challenges they would face.
In the summer of 2021, doctors discovered a fibroma in Muslim's buttock area and performed surgery to remove it. The parents were hopeful that this treatment would alleviate Tanat's spinal cord fixation, but unfortunately, his condition rapidly worsened post-surgery. He began experiencing pain in his legs and lower back, and his right foot started to deform. Each day, it becomes more challenging for Muslim, who, despite his diagnosis, had learned to walk. Without intervention, he is at risk of becoming disabled.
Dr. Shimon Rokhind from the Israeli Assuta Clinic is ready to help Muslim. The professor awaits the boy for a crucial surgical treatment that will free his spinal cord, offering him a chance at a healthy future. Thanks to the help of kind hearts and a generous friend of the foundation, who fully covered the boy's fundraising, this will happen very soon. Huge thanks to you, our dear friends.