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Mikhail Bratushkin, born in 2005 – Cystic fibrosis

October 20, 2015, 12:40 7650 Author: Galina Kepko, Olga Vovk, translated by Andrei Vernon deti.zp.ua Help Mikhail build the future he dreams of and deserves

Mikhail Bratushkin, birthdate: 02.12.2005

Diagnosis: Cystic fibrosis.

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There are so many people in the world born into unjust circumstances that merely try to live life to the fullest. Misha is one of these individuals. Unfortunately, Misha has had difficulties with his health from the moment he was born. Immediately upon being born, Misha was transferred from the Lysychansk maternity hospital to Luhansk surgical center where they suspected intestinal blockage and the doctors performed a colostomy.

At only two months, Misha was admitted to the Kiev Hospital and underwent and operation to close his stoma. At three months old only weighing 3.1 kg., Misha was finally able to go home and be with his family. Unfortunately, the happiness did not last very long.

At six years old, Misha stopped gaining weight, fell ill with pneumonia and the doctors told his parents something no parent ever wants to hear “Your child has cystic fibrosis.”

Since then his mother and father have spent every ounce of energy and penny possible on his treatment, but there still isn’t enough money for Misha’s treatment.

One month of basic drugs costs 9,000 UAH (390 US dollars) and only the father works in the family.

Currently, the family is in urgent need of drugs for his inhaler and his enzymes.

Right now due to his weak immune system Misha studies at home. Despite all the hardships he is facing, he continues to try and study. Misha is growing up to be a very kind, gentle, wise young man and still has hope for a bright future.

Please help this boy live the live that he deserves. Misha’s parents hope and appreciate all the help they receive to overcome the difficulties associated with their son’s treatment.

The family lives in the city of Lysychansk in the Luhansk region.

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