June 29, 2008

Diagnosis: Shunt-dependent hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy, spastic diplegia.

3 672 Euro is the amount needed for the treatment.

Through your kind donations, we were able to raise 3 672 Euro to pay for the treatment.

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 will be able to complete such a course in Professor Kozyavkin’s clinic in Cyprus. The beginning of the rehabilitation course is scheduled for May 27, 2019.