Summer 2017. A turning point in the life of the Antonov family. Lavrentii, a young man and a wonderful father of two little girls, broke his neck as a result of a careless jump into the water. This led to complete paralysis of the body and since then a difficult path of struggle for a full life began. After the operation on replacing the fragmented cervical vertebra, the doctors hardly predicted whether the man would survive, let alone be able to move... The whole family was under stress. But the support of his wife and children brought awareness and an incentive to move on.
Lavrentii and his wife underwent various treatments and rehabilitation therapies in the best rehabilitation facilities in the country during the first two years, and this gave great results and understanding of what to do next. The man has partially regained sensitivity in his arms and body, his movements have been partially restored, and he is actively moving in a wheelchair. But what is the most important: he made his first steps in the orthesis with tall walkers!
Lavrentii has been exercising in the Motus Physical Rehabilitation Hall for the last two years. The center is located in his native city of Odesa. There are 2-hour classes every day. In January 2021 we already raised funds to continue rehabilitation in the Motus Physical Rehabilitation Hall. Lavrentii made a huge step towards his recovery during these 9 months of daily training. Physical indicators improved significantly, namely: the arms became much stronger, the muscles of the back and part of the chest started working, now he can stand in the orthesis without any support and keep his balance, today the abdominal muscles allow him to bend with a slight swing of his arms. He also began to crawl more actively on his knees, with his hands on the floor, he is moving in bars with the orthesis on his legs without any support!
He learned to push himself off the floor, partially leaning on the bench, the muscles sensitivity of the lower back and legs is partially restoring. He is practicing his movements in low walkers. These shifts helped Lavrentii improve his emotional state, he began to smile and see recovery prospects. He became more active and independent. Now daily classes should not be stopped, as this will lead to a loss of results. But the money is needed for this. The family has to ask you again, caring people, for help in raising funds to continue classes in the physical rehabilitation hall, and we believe that this will lead to further progress. Lavrentii’s wife and children believe that their husband and father will walk again.
Please support Lavrentii!
|Full name:||Antonov Lavrentiy, 06.03.1986|
|Diagnosis:||Spinal cord injury; fragmentary fracture of the vertebral body C5, spinal cord contusion, condition after surgery: anterior corporodesis C5 with a sliding graft (07/06/17), upper paraparesis, lower paraplegia, pelvic dysfunction of the central type|