Grisha is two years old. He is a curious, cheerful, smiling boy. He likes to dance and sing with his elder sister and to run and play football with his elder brother.
But when Grisha was undergoing a health checkup for kindergarten admission, doctors detected a small lump on his lower back. Following additional examination, a scary diagnosis of Spina bifida was made. Neurological disorders may affect the boy at any moment. The disease causes loss of sensitivity in legs and functional disorders of pelvic organs. This process is irreversible and without a timely surgical intervention Grisha faces the risk of remaining disabled for the rest of his life. SOURASKY MEDICAL CENTER in Israel was ready to help the boy.
Еhanks to your support we was able to raise $32 321.91
This summer, when Grisha was undergoing a health checkup for kindergarten admission, doctors detected a small lump on his lower back. Following additional examination, a scary diagnosis of Spina bifida was made.
Neurological disorders may affect the boy at any moment. The disease causes loss of sensitivity in legs and functional disorders of pelvic organs. This process is irreversible and without a timely surgical intervention Grisha faces the risk of remaining disabled for the rest of his life.
SOURASKY MEDICAL CENTER in Israel is ready to help the boy. The amount required for surgery is $32 321.91
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.
Vitya is a cheerful and emotional boy. He likes to play games and communicate with others, swim in the pool and have practice with a logopaedist. This practice brings very good results. However, at his age of 7, the boy can sit, kneel and stand only when holding his parents' hands.
The problem is that Vitya suffers from epileptic seizures. He even has problems with sleep now, since the moment he falls asleep - seizures begin. Vitya's parents have been fighting for his health throughout all his life. They constantly take rehabilitation courses, consult specialists and search for new methods of treatment, but his condition is getting worse and they feel utterly discouraged. Anticonvulsant medications do not help him, while the hormone therapy cannot be used anymore.
The boy needed to be checked at the TEL AVIV MEDICAL CENTER in Israel, where the appropriate treatment will be offered to him. Thanks to your support we werer able to raise $18,116.80 was needed to conduct the course.
Yana is the third child in the family, a long-awaited child. She was born prematurely. At birth her height was only 38 cm. When she was just 2.5 months old, the baby girl had her first operation which lasted 5 hours.
But Yana and her family are fighters. Thanks to regular massage sessions, physical therapy exercises and rehabilitation courses, the girl is actively growing. She walks by herself, is enrolled in the first grade of a music school and even plays the flute. Last spring it was again detected the girl had tethering of the spinal cord.
Complications were stopped last time, thanks to an emergency operation. However, Yana again complained of pain in the back and right leg, and almost did not feel the lower part of her body. The Israeli clinic was ready to help the girl.
Thanks to your support we were able to raise $ 49,550 to pay for the treatment.
Ilya is 12 years old. He is an excellent pupil receiving only high grades. He plays piano at music school and participates in city poetry contests. However, the boy moves about only in a wheelchair, because he cannot walk. For this reason, he is home-schooled.
Ilya has tethered spinal cord syndrome. He's had problems with the urinary system since he was born. He has suffered from constant infections accompanied with fever. Moreover, the older the child gets, the more often they occur. Endless diseases, fever, new treatments, antibiotics - this is vicious circle within which the boy cannot normally grow, develop or study.
Thanks to your support we were able to raise $5,046 for the examination in the Israeli clinic.
Most of Milana's life she has been suffering from a severe disease - epilepsy. The disease exhausts the girl, and the hardest attacks prevent her from growing and developing normally.
When Milana was 2 y.o., she received expert advice in Israel. The prescribed treatment helped to improve her condition for a year, but unfortunately, all the results were lost later on. Milana's parents tried a significant amount of medicines - yet, nothing could help.
However, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center was ready to help the girl. This examination and the subsequent treatment were the last hope for Milana and her family.
Thanks to your support we were able to raise $ 3,249.03 to conduct medical tests.
Matvey is a cheerful and smart boy. He and his brother were born prematurely. He was growing up together with his brother, however, gradually he started to lag behind in development. It seemed that it would take a little bit more time for him to start walking. However, the time passed and no miracle followed. The reason for that was the boy's diagnosis - he had cerebral palsy. Matvey's family is fighting for every achievement of their boy, but the peculiarity of the disease demands regular treatment in order to support the child's development. Now Matvey needed to undergo a rehabilitation course in the International Clinic of Medical Rehabilitation in Cyprus. Thanks to your support we were able to raise 3800 euro to pay for the treatment.
Veronika was born prematurely at 34 weeks gestational age with emergency Caesarean section. The reason for the surgical procedure was the umbilical cord entanglement around the fetus and the risk of fetal hypoxia.
At the age of 8 months Veronika was diagnosed with spastic cerebral paralysis. Since then Veronika and her parents have been fighting for the child’s life against the severe disorder.
By the age of 5 Veronika had developed a complication – epilepsy. This condition makes it impossible to achieve a stable improvement in the patient’s state.
Veronika had a chance to get better if she undergoes diagnostic procedures at Assuta Medical Center, Israel. Thanks to your support we were able to raise 4020 euro to pay for the treatment.
The results were allow the doctors to decide upon the further plan of therapy and rehabilitation
Danial was not a premature infant. He was born 4 years ago without complications. However, already in the delivery room midwives noticed some deformities of soft tissues in the lumbar region of the boy's body. The doctor told the parents that most likely their child would not walk.
His parents did not give up and devoted significant time and attention to Danial's health. After taking regular swimming classes, the boy started walking when he was just 11 months old! After that, Danial had to take a series of massage, electrophoresis and electrostimulation procedures, a course of injections, as well as physical therapy.
Thanks to this active work, not only can he walk, but also actively run, jump, ride a bike, - which makes his parents extremely happy. However, despite all efforts, the boy walks with a limp due to the lag in the development of his left leg: it is shorter by almost a centimeter, and the muscles are weaker. There are also problems with the urinary system. All this - a consequence of myelocele.
Gradually the condition was worsening, which might lead to the fact that the doctor's prediction would, unfortunately, come true. There was a threat that Danial won't be able to walk.
Thanks to your support we were able to raise 13849 euro to pay fot the operation in the Assuta Clinic (Israel). This fundraising project was carried out together with the parents of Danial.
Timofei is long-awaited child. But epilepsy prevents him from normal development.
Timofei’s family is fighting for every achievement of their boy, but the peculiarity of the disease demands regular treatment in order to support the child’s development.
Islam grew up as an ordinary healthy boy. He did not suffer from any disease, was an active and a sunbeam child. He studied very well and was keen on Mathematics. But the life of the Gudkov family was divided into "before" and "after".
Beautiful Emiliya was born 7 years ago. She grew up in a big loving family and brought joy to her family members. When she was just 2 years old, she already knew the main colors, could name them in Russian and English, knew animal species, could count to 10 and backwards, she used phrases in her speech.
8 years ago a girl with a beautiful name Kamilya was born in Tatarstan in the Khayrullins family. Kamilya “complete” or “perfect”.
However, the baby was born with congenital deformities of the spine. Thanks to the operation, which was done in Kazan immediately after birth, as well as numerous rehabilitation courses taken regularly until she turned 5 y.-o., the disease did not show up. As the girl grew up, leg pains started bothering her, while treatment was not bringing relief.
Unfortunately, the additional operation worsened the child’s condition.
Thanks to your support we were able to raise 49,742.00 USD to pay for an operation to eliminate spinal cord fixation, to release the nerve roots of cauda equina and correct vertebrae.
When two twin-sisters Khvostikovs were born and the world welcomed them, their parents were happy to the moon and back. However, only after some time doctors notified the parents that younger girl Sophia had a congenital malformation.
Fedor is the third child in the family. The long-awaited son is ill: the developmental defect of the brain is lissencephaly + symptomatic epilepsy. Despite the diagnosis and contrary to all predictions, Fedya tries to sit, crawls, stands on legs, plays patty-cake, recognizes relatives, pronounces many letters and syllables.
For almost a year, doctors have been trying to find a drug that can ease epileptic seizures - but without success. Seizures do not go away, the brain cells die.
The Technon Medical Center in Barcelona is ready to help Fedya. We sincerely believe that the doctors of the center will be able to select the right drugs after careful examinations. The required amount for the examination and the appointment of treatment - 10 630 euros. Let's make a difference together!