Diagnosis of the child
the internal injury of the right brachial plexus
A brachial plexus injury (BPI) is one of the most serious disorders of peripheral nerve. This pathology is characterized by disability, pain syndrome, cosmetic defect and reduced social adaptation.
The purpose of the collection
the second stage of rehabilitation
History of the child
Dima Fomuk, a boy, whose hand we try to save – lives on the outskirts of Polotsk. His mother, father, elder brother and grandfather live with him side by side. It’s just an ordinary family with ordinary needs and requests: “Dima needs a healthy hand. To be like everyone else”.
Dima needs a healthy hand.
To be like everyone else.
Dima weighed 4 380 g at birth. A big baby – difficult deliveries. Furthermore, the right arm of the child was injured and Anna, a mother of Dima, was informed right off the bat: “The child is dead!”
Anna did not believe it. And she was right. The baby’s life was saved and he was put on artificial ventilation. When mother saw her son for the first time – his right arm was lying next to him, as if it wasn’t his. “The only thing that really matters is that the Dima is alive! – The woman thought. – And doctors say that it all will go away by itself…”
But it didn’t. The diagnosis – the internal injury of the right brachial plexus – said nothing to the parents. Until they’ve found out: there is no treatment in Belarus and Dima’s plans for future life are boiled down to disability. The right arm is becoming shorter than the left one and will gradually “dry out”. The parents couldn’t accept such a scenario. How to handle it they didn’t know either.
There is no treatment in Belarus,
and Dima’s plans for future
life are boiled down to disability.
The small boy had to face the “ordeal” of countless hospitals.
Sitting on a hospital bed Anna was thinking and thinking: “How? What? Where? God help me!”
But a doctor advised her to ask UNIHELP for help. And everything began to work out for the best on its own. With the help of benefactors and the organization the amount of money needed for the operation and the first stage of rehabilitation – 9332 USD – was collected.
With the help of benefactors
the amount of money needed for the operation
and the first stage of rehabilitation was collected.
Before it, Anna had found the specialists in Yaroslavl who were able to help Dima. Zhenya, her husband, did his best to support his family – and they went together to Yaroslavl. He is a car mechanician. People usually say about him: “A slogger “. What the heart thinks the tongue speaks: “How to leave a family? What do you mean? I was waiting for my son so long. And when after the operation Dima finally moved his finger – we could not believe it. Therefore, we made the video and were watching and watching… We were over the moon! Our colleagues (my wife worked as a seller on the ground floor of our house before maternity leave) celebrated it as if it was a wedding”.
“We are so grateful to each person who has helped us, – interrupts Anna her husband. – You know, a lot of people wrote to us, called and even stopped on the street to support, that’s why we believe that they will help us now”.
Dima needs rehabilitation in the same center “Motus” in Yaroslavl. 4929 USD – that’s the price of his full recovery. After the rehabilitation Dima will be able not only to move his fingers…
The boy is almost 2 years old, but he needs help right now. If the rehabilitation is postponed, he will remain disabled for the rest of his life.
“I want everything to be over as soon as possible. It’s unbearable to keep on digging into yourself and thinking about how it could be, – Anna says dispirited. – We will love him anyway, but what about the others?”