Requires: rehabilitation course in the Rehabilitation Center “Shag za Shagom” (Barnaul), worth 112,000 rubles.
Diagnosis: Symptomatic focal epilepsy, mixed form of cerebral palsy, delayed psychoverbal and motor development, sensory hearing loss (II-III stage) s, partial atrophy of the optic nerve.
Can you imagine what a mother feels when her long-awaited baby is hanging between life and death right after birth? Pain, fear, love and… determination to fight the circumstances and change her baby’s fate for the better!
Timur is being raised in a large family, he’s got three siblings. He was a full-term baby with standard weight, and the labour was smooth. Nobody paid much attention to the baby’s slight yellowness. It was written off as jaundice of the newborn. But it was a greater misfortune which the doctors missed…
From his mother’s letter: “I took it easy, as my other kids had a similar yellowness after birth. But on the fourth day something started going wrong with my son. He got quiet, refused to eat and didn’t cry – he only stretched tensely. I looked for the doctor, but he was nowhere to be found. By the evening the situation got worse, so I sounded the alarm. Another doctor was summoned, who ordered medical tests. It turned out that bilirubin was incredibly high because of the rhesus incompatibility. It happens very seldom, but when it does, doctors take the necessary measures and manage to avoid any severe consequences. In our case the situation span out of control and Timur’s brain was impacted as a result. It was a miracle that my son survived at all, but the doctors informed us that he would never recover and recommended giving him up for adoption. But how could we do it if Timur had already become my dear honey bunny? So, I decided to fight for his future.
Our family’s financial standing is poor. It’s only our father who works, but in our old rural community of Topchikha, located 90km far from Barnaul, most jobs are required in the industry of cultivating wheat and rye, so our dad, an expert in remodeling and interior decorating, doesn’t have a full-time job. He has to eke out income with odd jobs. That’s why we have to turn for help to the fund and to other people!
Timur requires continuous rehabilitation courses! During those kids have to endure all the procedures like experienced wrestlers – injections, extensions and non-stop exercises. In that way, day by day, they get to their dream of standing up on their feet. Only due to the courses we keep on navigating towards our goal, slowly, but surely. Thanks to those courses our son hasn’t been twisted around with spasticity… Thanks to continuous rehabilitation and exercises our boy shows positive dynamics. And another course – beyond any doubt! – will get us a bit closer to our dream of walking independently.
Our sonny used to hang limp. Now, after a few rehabilitation courses, he has mastered quite a few skills. Timur can hold his head up, though tremulously, but still – on his own! He can play with toys, sit with support, move around with a special walking aid, watch cartoons, touch his nose, mouth, eyes, forehead, cheeks, ears and hair when asked, answer to his name, recognize his family members and understand a lot. I believe that he can achieve much more – he demonstrates progress and responds to treatment!
Timur had it tough – he lost his health and a happy childhood along with it! We are now fighting for our son’s future. Please help Timur to live – without pain and with joy in his eyes instead of muddling along caged up within the four walls in a wheelchair. Please give Timur a CHANCE!”
The fund has decided to support Timur and his family and is launching a fundraising campaign to pay for a rehabilitation course!