Vera was born prematurely at the 31st week of gestational age. The baby was virtually stillborn and weighed 1540 grams. The doctors succeeded in resuscitating the girl. The child experienced severe hypoxia and perinatal asphyxia. Vera spent a month and a half in the intensive therapy unit and has been fighting for survival and good health since the moment of her birth.
At the age of one Vera was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. When she was two and a half years old, the girl underwent a therapy course in the Intensive Therapy Centre “Olinek” in Warsaw, Poland. After three weeks of intensive exercises Vera was able to sit and stand with a special support.