Vera was born prematurely. Doctors didn’t have any hope for her survival, told me she was too weak and that she wouldn’t last long. I saw her only three days later, she was so tiny, her skin was blue in color and I could barely hear her breath. The doctor took her out of the incubator, gave her to me and suggested I said goodbye to her. I was only saying «Please, live!» over and over again.
Then Vera had a surgery for her ulcer, which saved her life. She spent three weeks in intensive care. Again the doctors kept telling me that my daughter stood little chance of survival. Despite of that I never let myself think that Vera could die. I named her Vera (which means Faith in Russian) for a reason. I always believed that my little girl will live.
Three months later we finally left the hospital and went home. The doctor warned us that Vera might get cerebral palsy, because her brain was severely affected. It wasn’t right away that I realize how serious it was. When I did, I was desperate, mad at the whole world and at myself too. It was driving me crazy to think that I was all alone with my little baby being sick and no help from anywhere.
My husband and I divorced when I was still pregnant. I had to leave with one suitcase and my older son without a particular place to go to. We had to move from one rented apartment to another. My son Egor and my mother helped me a lot. All together we started to foster our little angel. We had to move to a different city to be closer to the good doctors. We did massages, shots, needle therapy. We went to all medical centers in search for appropriate treatment. My ex-husband is barely helping. I am a designer, so I can work from home. I do as much work as I can, so that we can have enough money for medicine. There is only one goal right now, that is to help Vera start walking.
Rehabilitation treatment in the Rehabilitation Clinic in Truskavets costs 74,000 rubles (2,400 USD). However much I try, i will never be able to save this money. I ask you to help me! Please, give us hope for recovery!