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Inna Grishko, born in 2007 - cervical spine cord tumor

May 8, 2014, 4:00 20175 Author: Irina Gavrisheva, translated by Nataly, Daria Sukach www.deti.zp.ua Fundraising closed in connection with the death of a child July 1, 2015 relatives and friends said goodbye to Inna forever. Light clouds, and the kingdom of heaven. Patience and effort family ...

Inna Grishko, born on January 1st, 2007

Diagnosis: Cervical intramedullary pilocytic astrocytoma (cervical spine cord tumor).

Up-to-date treatment news about Inna Grishko

Neurosurgery consultation

The treatment bill

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ATTENTION (03.09.2015).:

Fundraising closed in connection with the death of a child. July 1, 2015 relatives and friends said goodbye to Inna forever. Light clouds, and the kingdom of heaven. Patience and effort family...


Nubbin of a pain … it was probably the most exact phrase to describe a four-year old Inna Grishko. "It hurts" - cried Inna, closing her face with single "working" hand when someone new entered the ward... "It hurts" - the girl groaned, putting her hand to the neck where the heavy operation had been made one month before. "It hurts"- she pulled tiny, literally transparent hand with catheter. "It hurts"- she cried silently… And it became so bitter from these helpless children's tears and it was so terrible from the consciousness of that the life of this little one depended on money, ill-fated money …

Everything started when Inna was four years old. During a party at the kindergarten the teacher noticed that Inna could not raise her arm while she was dancing. The little girl couldn’t raise her arm even after she was asked to do it.

Inna in 2007

Inna’s case turned out to be rather complicated. During three-hour surgery in the Kyiv Neurosurgery Institute, the surgeons managed to remove just a part of the tumour. The surgery made Inna almost fully paralyzed and dependent on expensive medicine. However, step by step, day by day Inna’s body has showed great signs of recovery.

“Inna has entered into the stage of remission, - recollects Klaudia. Well, my daughter was still limping but she could again attend school. We also kept on taking MRT (magnetic resonance tomography) scan twice a year”.

Last September Inna was not suddenly again be able to raise her arm. Then another MRT followed which showed the continuing growth of the tumour. On October 23rd Inna was taken to the hospital again. Here the girl celebrated her 11th birthday. She couldn’t complete her fourth grade,” – Klaudia says sadly.

Inna has overcome five chemo therapy rounds by now. Another two chemo therapies in Kyiv were planned but had to be postponed due to a sudden decrease of thrombocytes.

There is no time to lose. On June 16th Inna with her mom should be already in Moscow. The surgery costs 315,000 Russian roubles which is almost 108,000 Ukrainian hryvnyas or 8,308 US dollars. There are also other important expenses such as surgical preparation, postsurgical rehabilitation and managing life in a foreign country for a while.

It is heartbreaking to see how helpless you are sometimes when your child is seriously sick. The Grishko Family is not going to give up. Let’s help little Inna to become a healthy girl again! Every dollar you transfer is one step closer to the girl’s recovery!

The family lives in Pology, the Zaporizhzhia region.

The cell phone of Inna's mother, Klaudia: +38 099 311 86 65.

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