Matvei Tkach

18.10.2011, Minsk
матвей для виолы
All collected money
38 050 EUR
Total collected
38 050 EUR

Diagnosis of the child

epileptic encephalopathy: Landau-Kleffner syndrome

Landau Kleffner syndrome (LKS) is a rare childhood disorder characterized by the loss of language comprehension (auditory verbal agnosia) and verbal expression (aphasia) in association with severely abnormal electroencephalographic (EEG) findings during sleep and clinical seizures in most patients.

The purpose of the collection

treatment in the German clinic

History of the child

Matvei was an ordinary, healthy and cheerful boy. He went to the kindergarten and got on well with other children. But once upon a time…not so long ago… he had an epileptic attack.

Doctors have made the following diagnosis to Matvei — Landau-Kleffnera’s syndrome. The boy has attacks up to 10 times a day and also problems with the speech and hearing. Matvei can’t long fall asleep and wakes very early up.

Since this moment the family has tried all possible treatment: from hormonal therapy to intravenous injections of immunoglobulin. Every day the disease progresses more and more, but Matvei has a chance to win against it in one of the German clinics. However inspection and treatment in the University clinic of Freiburg costs too much for Matvei’s family: 36 050 EUR, and also 2 000 EUR for transportation costs.

But Matvei and his family don’t lose hope and faith in humanity!