Andriy knows he's going home soon
thank you for supporting seriously ill kids from Ukraine!
One of the hospitals in which we work is the Pediatric Department of Neurosurgery. In the beginning, we came there to help children hospitalized with brain tumors that received chemotherapy at the Institute of Cancer where we started our activities more than 10 years ago. There we met kids with other neurological diseases who needed help and we couldn’t leave them without support.
One of such kids is 10-year-old Andriy who had aneurysm rupture in the brain. When we saw the boy for the first time, he was lying in the bed without movements or reactions. At that time his family spent all their savings on treatment but it was only the beginning. The boy needed a special programmed system to be installed in the brain and very expensive antibiotics every day for two long months. The family was provided with everything required.
At the same time, Zaporuka’s psychologist supported Andriy’s mom who needed to be calm and to give security to her son who was just starting to get better after surgery. When the boy could take a pencil in his hand again, he was drawing his safe place. It was his home. Can you imagine how happy Andriy was when the doctors signed his discharge papers? In his last day at the hospital, we danced and laughed together. And his mom was in seventh heaven that her son could dance.
From January till March of this year 32 children like Andriy received either necessary medicines or medical supplies or special bone prostheses. 25 children benefited from the rehabilitation service. 86 children benefited from individual psychological sessions and 47 from group sessions. 19 leisure time activities were organized for kids.
Thank you for your contributions. Your kind heart and generosity support these kids when they need it the most.