Project #9464

MAMA+ Supports 100 HIV-Affected Babies In Russia

by INGO "Doctors to Children"
Sep 12, 2013

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Maksim (1 year old)

Maksim’s mother used drugs for a long time. The baby was born prematurely with severe nervous system impairment. Right after his birth, Maksim underwent brain surgery. He is very friendly and joyful. However he has serious developmental delays.

His current development level corresponds to the age of six months. Maksim is loved by his mother who tries to do all she can to ensure his recovery.

Doctors say that if the boy is given proper treatment and care, by the age of 5 years old his health status will conform to age norms. Maksim is facing one more operation.

Maksim is the third child in the family. His mother is alone to take care of her children, while his father is in prison.

Maksim needs your support. He needs baby formula, a course of massage, medicaments and medical examinations.

Lyuda (3 months old)

Lyuda is the first child in the family. Her mother used drugs for three years and contracted HIV and hepatitis .

It was a complicated delivery. The girl was born with a pulmonary disease and nervous system disorder. Lyuda was hospitalized for a long time for a course of treatment, with two weeks of artificial lung ventilation.

Upon her discharge from the hospital, the girl was prescribed a long-term and expensive treatment which the family cannot afford.

Lyuda’s health status is getting worse.

The family is in a difficult life situation.

Lyuda’s father is in prison. Her grandmother is suffering from a lung cancer.

To recover the girl needs special milk formula and material support to get medication.

Denis (6 months old)

Ekaterina, Denis’s mother, was abandoned by her parents when she was nine. At 21 she gave birth to Denis. She loves him much and provides him with proper care. Denis is growing up a resilient and joyful boy. His mother is alone to raise him.

The boy is on formula feeding, which caused allergy and disbacteriosis. To prevent these, his mother has to buy special formulas which are expensive. Ekaterina had problems with documents. That is why she has not received allowances yet.

Money she has is not enough to provide the boy with things he needs.

Presently Denis needs a crib. The boy still sleeps in a portable bassinet. Also he needs special baby formula (breast milk substitutes).

We hope for your participation and support. Together we will ensure a healthy future for children!


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INGO "Doctors to Children"

Location: St. Petersburg - Russia
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Elena Karaseva
St. Petersburg, Russia
$27,310 raised of $40,000 goal
341 donations
$12,690 to go
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