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Pavel Bohdan

June 21, 2023, 21:20 306 Author: Yana Lobanok deti.zp.ua Fundraising has stopped! Funds for rehabilitation have been collected. Thank you very much for your help!

Pavel Bohdan

Pavel Bohdan,08/08/2012 year of birth

Diagnosis: cerebral palsy; spastic diplegia; blindness of the left eye, low vision of the right.

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Medical statement p.1, p.2, p.3, p.4, p.5


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ATTENTION! AS OF 09/15/2023: Funds for rehabilitation have been collected. Thank you very much for your help!

"I would prefer to forget the entire past year, like a terrible dream... The morning of February 24 began at 5:30 with a phone call: "Daughter, the war has begun."

These words begin the letter of the mother of ten-year-old Pavlyk to our foundation. This is followed by a confession about the life of a family with a child who can hardly see and does not move independently. Living with air alarms and ill-fitting shelters, living on the seventh floor with the elevator disabled.

Pavlyk was born with a weight of only one and a half kilograms. The boy was not breathing, so the doctors had to resuscitate him. However, due to temporary oxygen starvation, negative consequences remained: Pavlush had cerebral palsy and severe visual impairment. For Pavlyk, the sequence of daily events and their predictability are very important. For him, it is an indicator of safety and a guarantee of peace.

Suddenly, everything collapses! Instead of a trip to school, there is a trip down the stairs to the basement. Instead of birdsong, there are sirens. There is more darkness than light due to light masking and power outages. From the very beginning of the war, Pavlyk stopped sleeping at night, daily vomiting appeared.

Since then, Pavlusha and his parents left four times during the year, and then returned to Zaporizhzhia. The shelter was chosen in such a way that rehabilitation courses could be taken at the same time. Yes, last summer fate threw the family to Greece. Only rehabilitation was planned, but the doctors insisted on urgent orthopedic surgery to lengthen the tendons. After all, they did not have time to grow together with the bones, and the muscles were in constant tension. Because of this, there was constant pain, the joints were deformed. At the time of the examination in Greece, one of the boy's legs was already shorter than the other.

Pavel Bohdan

The results of the operation are amazing! Pavlyk's parents will never get used to the fact that they no longer need to carry their son in their arms. For the first time in recent years, he is leaning on his legs and moving with support. Pavlyk really likes to stomp his feet! And mom and dad are incredibly happy at this moment!

Constant rehabilitation is the only thing that will help prolong the effect of the operation. Therefore, we are opening a collection for $ 1 448 for the rehabilitation course, which is scheduled for September. Pavlyk's family needs help now more than ever. The difficult life during the war was compounded by the serious illness of the boy's only grandfather. And now the family chooses the health of two relatives at once.

Please support Pavlusha! Help the boy move with his legs, instead of sitting in a wheelchair!

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