10 April 2011
It has been almost 4 years since the first surgery. Milana grew a lot, she goes to the kindergarten and started preparing for school. It is time to do the second surgery, Milana is expected in the Research Institution n.a. Turner in St. Petersburg on May 16, 2011. The surgery is a very complicated one, with a long rehabilitation period afterwards. Doctors said that the whole treatment might take 4 months and that the family would need to rent an apartment near the hospital so that the child could do necessary rehabilitation procedures. Milana’s mom is a teacher in a preschool center, and her dad is a forwarding agent. They make good money for Uzbekistan, but they had to save for a year to buy tickets to St. Petersburg, because prices in Russia and Uzbekistan are so different. The family does not have enough money for the surgery. Milana is used to doing many things with just one hand, but still would like to have both hands working. Other children make fun of her for not being like them. The cost of the surgery is 164,990 rubles. We are asking for your help.
Comments from the dean of reconstructive microsurgery and hand surgery department in the Research Institution n.a. Turner Safonov Andrey Valerievich, M.D.: