June 29, 2008


Shunt-dependent hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy, spastic diplegia.

$ 25 805.63 is the amount needed for the treatment.

Through your kind donations, we were able to raise the required amount of money to pay for Alena’s treatment in Israel.

Alena was born with shunt-dependent hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy and spastic diplegia complicated by bronchopulmonary dysplasia and partial optic atrophy. All of these diseases resulted from a severe birth injury. Despite her health problems, Alena can read, write, speak properly, and she recently started her first year in a specialized school. One thing that the girl has a hard time trying is walk on her own.

In June Alena Lisunova came home from Israel after successful diagnostics in Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov), Tel Aviv. The doctors have reprogrammed the shunt system so it’s functioning well again. There is no need for a shunt replacement surgery for now. This kind of medical assessment was made possible through your help and support!

The next stage of treatment is scheduled for autumn this year. Alena will undergo a spine nerve surgery that should help solve the problem with motor function of the legs caused by cerebral palsy.