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Andrey Lysenko, born in 2011 - short bowel syndrome

The fund-raising campaign is closed. Thanks to your kind support and treatment in Germany little Andrey is getting better!

Author: Alina Senjuk, translated by Daria Sukach, www.deti.zp.ua Published: 2013-02-16 20-00-00 Viewed, times: 2528
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Andrey Lysenko, born on 18th of January 2011

Diagnosis: Midgut volvulus, small bowel necrosis, postsurgical condition, short bowel syndrome, congenital pneumonia, postnatal iron deficiency (second stage).

ATTENTION (19.04.2013).:
The fund-raising campaign is closed. Thanks to your kind support and treatment in Germany little Andrey is getting better! Thank you very much!

Should one make a list of everyday problems a single mother has to face? Within 24 hours single moms have to manage things that are not even easy for two parents. One can hardly imagine the desperate feelings of a single mom whose little baby is seriously ill.

18th of January was the happiest day for the Lysenko family. It was the day they became happy parents of their first child Andrey. Although the baby boy was rather weak, there seemed to be no reasons for concerns. The following day, when Andrey was baptized, the physicians noticed some strange symptoms and urgently took the little one to the intensive care unit. It took great effort to stop the boys hemorrhage. Natalya, Andreys mother, was out of her mind with fear and despair. She dreamt of helping her son take his first steps, pushing him on a park swing, and enjoying his happy smiles and warm hugs in return. The life of her precious boy lay in the arms of the physicians. Thankfully, he made it! This brave little fighter survived despite all the bad perspectives. Andreys condition was successfully stabilized by removing his small bowel. His diagnosis was soon confirmed: small bowel necrosis that means a life-long disability

As a two-year old boy Andrey weighs just 7,5 kilos. At the beginning of 2012 Natalya went with her son to OKHTMATDET clinic in Kyiv but there was unfortunately nothing Ukrainian doctors could do to improve the boys condition. There was a blood clot that led to blood poisoning (sepsis), so Ukrainian clinics could not take such a risk. There was only one option left - to look for a foreign clinic that would be able to save Andreys life. They soon found Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus der Universitat Tuebingen (The academy clinic of the Tuebingen University) in Germany. On the 25th of August last year Natalya and her little son flew to Germany. Thanks to kind people and The Heart For a Child German charity foundation, the initial treatment bill of 60,000 euros was paid.

The journey of Andreys recovery, however, is full of long therapies, which have only just started. The family, consisting of a single mother and grandmother, needs to raise 50,000 euros (approximately 66,801 US dollars) for further treatment in Germany. It is an enormous amount of money for this ordinary Ukrainian family, so we have started our Ukrainian and international fund-raising campaign.

Andrey is currently preparing for his coming surgery which means his test results and general condition should remain satisfactory. The surgical procedure of bowel lengthening is to take place in May this year. If everything goes smoothly, Andrey will finally be able to get rid of constant indisposition and leave dull hospital wards. The new treatment bill will soon be published, so now theres a serious task to raise the 50,000 euros that will hopefully save Andreys life.

The boys family has already got in touch with various Ukrainian charity foundations and local mass media. They have also created a support group for Andrey on Vkontakte social network.

Little Andrey really needs your prayers and kind financial support! His mom Natalya has not been able to work since the first day of Andreys life as she has had to look after him 24 hours a day. The only source of the family income is the pension of Andreys grandma Valentina, which is hardly enough to make ends meet.

The Video subtitles:
00:03 Andrey Lysenko
00:11 the city of Zaporizhzhia, two years old
00:20 - Short bowel syndrome
00:30 The boy cannot digest food!
00:39 He has spent his whole life in hospitals
00:50 - he always ended up in intensive care units
1:00 his dad left him
1:09 Thanks to people from all over the world it was possible to raise 60,000 euros
1:18 This money enabled Andreys treatment in Germany
1:29 At the age of 1,5 the boy weighted 5 kilos!
1:38 The three-months treatment resulted in:
- Cure of the sepsis;
- Fungus in blood;
- Andrey put on weight 2,5 kilos
- The child has learnt to sit
1:48 -1:58 The further six months treatment in Germany requires 50,000 euros!
2:09 The childs life is priceless
2:18 Andrey believes us
2:27 Lets save Andrey together

There is nothing worse than to see an opportunity to help your beloved child, but to have no money to avail of it. It is heartbreaking to have no money for giving your child a chance to survive and be happy! Lets give this precious child a helping hand!

The family lives in Zaporizhzhia (Ukraine)

The fund-raising campaign is closed.

Report on donations

Date: Donor: Country: Sum:
10.03.2014Tatiana .Ukraine5.3 US dollars
06.02.2014Nesterenko A.Ukraine6.26 US dollars
05.02.2014(+38097)**56Ukraine6.13 US dollars
22.01.2014K.YuriUkraine118.85 US dollars
14.01.2014(+38097)**56Ukraine6.13 US dollars
29.12.2013DENIS L.Ukraine124.48 US dollars
20.12.2013K.YuriUkraine356.56 US dollars
18.12.2013K.YuriUkraine356.56 US dollars
10.12.2013AnonymousUkraine0.62 US dollars
06.12.2013ArtemUkraine24.77 US dollars
02.12.2013P.SergeyUkraine6.07 US dollars
01.12.2013kovaledUkraine1.63 US dollars
30.11.2013An anonymous contributorUkraine373.46 US dollars
30.11.2013UR6QW Ukraine12.39 US dollars
15.11.2013Pavel S.Ukraine3002.63 US dollars
07.11.2013Sergey S.Ukraine12.45 US dollars
30.10.2013UR6QW Ukraine12.57 US dollars
27.10.2013Anna R.Ukraine24.9 US dollars
15.04.2013Vladimir D.Ukraine4 US dollars
14.03.2013Elena ZaikaUkraine125.11 US dollars
19.02.2013Saplashenko F.Ukraine62.55 US dollars
Total sum of received donations 4643.43 US dollars

Expenses report

Date: Expense title: Sum, US dollars:
09.01.2014Payment of treatment in a German clinic Olgahospital, Stuttgart4629.05 US dollars
09.01.2014Payment of treatment in a German clinic Olgahospital, Stuttgart2452.15 US dollars
09.04.2013Purchase of medicines187.66 US dollars
Total expenses for this category 7269 US dollars

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