18 February 2011
August of 2006 was very hot. As usual, one afternoon Pasha and his friends went to swim in Volga river. Pasha dove in, and he can’t remember anything after that. Some guy saw him, almost drowned, and dragged out of the water. Doctors took him to the ICU, and then told his parents that he would probably not be able to walk ever again.
After coming out of the hospital Pasha’s life changed completely. It became a lot more complicated and expensive. The family tried everything to make him walk again. They tried medication, stem cells, needle therapy, alternative medicine. Now they know that the only chance is to do long-term rehabilitation with an experienced instructor in order to strengthen leg and arm muscles.
During those 4 years after the accident Pasha graduated from high school, learned how to fix phones so that he could help his mom a little bit. He is preparing to enter a law school. He is sure that he’ll be able to attend classes after he learns how to walk again. In the meantime he tries to use his free time for self-education.
The specialists in rehabilitation center Ortos in Novosibirskaya oblast are optimistic about Pasha’s future. They have been successful in getting people on their feet after spinal trauma. This spring Pasha is expected there for the first course of treatment that costs 84,000 rubles. His mother has raised him and his sister by herself, she works, but doesn’t have enough money for that course. We are asking you to help Pavel.