Requires: rehabilitation course in the center “Rodnik” (Spring), St. Petersburg, worth 176,000 rubles.
Diagnosis: genetic focal epilepsy, delay in psychologic and speech development.
Kristina is eight. As a baby, she had average weight and height, but she started lagging behind in her development almost at once. She made her first steps when she was two years old – and that’s only due to regular intensive sessions. But her speech development turned out to be a more challenging issue.
When she was 12 months old, she had her first seizure. Four months later we applied for social benefits.
Since then the girl has been taking anti-seizure drugs.
Kristina is a cheerful and communicative girl. Her mother hopes that a rehabilitation course in their hometown of St. Petersburg will help Kristina to better understand speech that is addressed to her and to improve her communication skills.
From her mother’s letter:
“My daughter and I are surviving on social benefits only. We don’t get any child support payments. We can barely afford rehabilitation and treatment sessions as they are too expensive for us. I’m addressing everyone who can support us – we will be eternally grateful for your help as we can’t do it on our own!”
The fund is launching a fundraising campaign to pay for a rehabilitation course for Kristina!
In case the funds raised to treat a particular child exceed the required amount, the balance shall be used to cover treatment for other children and other expenses associated with the present program (Clause 1.6.3 of the “Regulations on the charity program of targeted help “Shag Navstrechu” (Take a Step).