Victoria Ivashchenko, 4 years old - Type 1 diabetes
Our little princess endures two-thirds less pain now that she has an insulin pump! But the disease still prevents the family from relaxing!
Victoria Ivashchenko, born in 06.07.2015
Diagnoses: Type 1 diabetes.
For the Ivashchenko family, a month of turmoil, pain, and suffering turned out to be only the beginning of hardship.
In early July 2016, Victoria, who was just about a year old, was distressed, vomiting, crying, weak, and had a fever. Her mom Nadezhda sounded the alarm and the medical quest began. In a week of roaming from expert to expert, they consulted a lot of doctors. Nerves, precious time, and money were spent. Doctors diagnosed acute respiratory viral infection and the presence of E. coli, but those were just speculation.
By good fortune, Nadezhda took her baby to Zaporizhzhia Children's Hospital No. 5. There, doctors examined tiny Victoria and within 10 minutes could say with confidence that she had diabetes. Immediately, her blood glucose level was tested. A saline drip was connected and she was transported to the Regional Children's Clinical Hospital.
Victoria is undergoing medical treatment, which costs about $200 USD (5,000 UAH) a month. Her family really needs our support and help. Nadezhda’s husband is the only member of family employed. They have an older daughter who is trying her best to help her parents at home and in the care of her tiny sister.
The family lives in Zaporizhzhia.
For more information, please contact the staff of the Happy Child Foundation.