Olia Shevchenko is a 9-year-old girl who has been struggling with difficult diagnoses since birth. Immediately after the birth, Olia ended up in intensive care, due to underdevelopment of her lungs, she was connected to a ventilator. Over time, the girl's muscle tone began to rise, she could not swallow food. Then the doctors diagnosed Olya with increased intracranial pressure and epi-activity. Subsequently - cerebral palsy.
The girl was also recommended anticonvulsant medications, and at the moments when her epileptic activity decreases, she goes through rehabilitation – they help Olia cope with her illness.
Olia and her mother live in a village in the Kharkiv region, since the first days of the war they have been at home. Although active hostilities are taking place outside their area, they can hear the explosions quite well. “It happens almost around the clock. Downed rockets fell relatively close a few times. Very scary… But life goes on and my girl needs rehabilitation. We can’t wait, because the disease will progress,” says Olia’s mother.
The girl is in dire need of treatment. Olia's mother dreams of a new rehabilitation course for her daughter, but understands that this requires funds that they do not have at all. However, we can help and raise funds for Olia's treatment in the capital's rehabilitation center. Every hryvnia is important! Support the girl, please.
|Full name:||Shevchenko Olga, 04.03.2013|
|City:||Nova Parafiivka village, Kharkiv region|
|Diagnosis:||Cerebral palsy, Spastic cerebral palsy, spastic tetraparesis, history of symptomatic myoclonic epilepsy, general speech underdevelopment, strabismus|