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Today, I would like to tell you about Ilona. The girl got to know her diagnosis three years ago. It was an ordinary PT lesson. Ilona jumped with her classmates and suddenly felt something like an electric shock. The doctors thought that she just pulled her leg and prescribed heating it. The tumor began to grow even faster. The girl’s mom saw it and understood everything. All terrible suspicions were confirmed at the Cancer Institute in Kyiv. Three years of complex treatment: months in bed, in a sterile ward, without any opportunity to get up and go out. And then Ilona heard the word she was looking forward to – a remission.
However, it is not the end: Ilona has a temporary bone prosthesis that needs to be replaced with a new implant produced individually. Only in such a way she will be able to walk without limping, her spine will not get distorted and there will be no threat of the leg amputation. The price of this implant is about 60 000 dollars. We have raised this amount and the implant is ready to be inserted. Ilona has just returned rehabilitation camp in Germany organized by our friends and is preparing for the surgery. Then she will continue rehabilitation in Kyiv. Now she has everything she needs and her future will depend on her own willpower to do exercises, even painful ones. The disease taught Ilona to be persistent enough to overcome hardship.
From April till June of this year 30 children like Ilona received either necessary medicines or medical supplies or special bone prostheses. 27 children benefited from the rehabilitation service. 73 children benefited from individual psychological sessions and 29 from group sessions. 27 leisure time activities were organized for kids.
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