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Barantseva Svetlana, 34 years old

Date of birth: 2 July 1974.
Kedrovy village, Krasnoyarsk Krai..

Diagnosis: vertebral column injury. Svetlana needs a new active wheelchair, which costs 104,500 rubles (approx. 3,453 US dollars). She cannot save up such an amount from her disability pension, she needs your help!
16 May 2012

From Svetlana`s letter:

My name is Svetlana and I am writing to you from Kedrovy village, Krasnoyarsk krai. I am 34 years old, I am a disabled person of the 1-st group (vertebral column injury, can move only using a wheelchair). I got into a car accident when I was a child, and there is no hope for recovery of my health, but I don’t despair and try to live an interesting life. I have rediscovered myself through sports. I run several social projects in Krasnoyarsk. I get from the village to the city myself by car.

The difficulty I have is that my wheelchair I purchased 5 years ago is out of order. The social insurance fund offers such ugly wheelchairs, that one cannot help but cry having a look at them: they are heavy and bulky. I live with my mum, try to do everything myself without anybody`s help, but in such a wheelchair, I will become a totally helpless disabled person. I have found a wheelchair that will be of an irreplaceable help to me, it costs 104,500 rubles. I can save up such an amount for many years only, depriving myself of everything. I live just for one pension and pay the loan for my car. I would greatly appreciate if somebody replies to my letter and is able to help.

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