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Liza Pukhalska, born in 2021 - Bilateral cleft palate

February 7, 2022, 19:55 1806 Author: Yana Lobanok Fundraising closed! The money for the operation has been collected. Thanks! The operation will be carried out after the cessation of hostilities.

Liza Pukhalska

Liza Pukhalska, born in 03.07.2021

Diagnosis: Bilateral cleft palate.

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ATTENTION! AS OF 04/02/2022: Fundraising closed! The money for the operation has been collected. Thanks! The operation will be carried out after the cessation of hostilities.

Danger lurked behind Lisa's tiny lips. The baby was born with a cleft palate, and now her oral and nasal cavities are connected. Because of this, swallowing and breathing are disturbed, it is difficult for the child to learn to speak. But there is good news: the malformation of the palate can be completely eliminated with the help of plastic surgery.

The first weeks of Lisa's life were the most difficult ones. The baby had to be fed through a tube, as she could not suck and swallow at all. Dozens of bottles were tried until Lisa learned to eat on her own. And it was a significant achievement, because in such children it is very important to maintain the swallowing reflex.

Lisa is now six months old. She eats well from her special bottle, and her mother makes sure that food does not get into the spout, and from there into the respiratory tract.

Лиза Пухальская

The “little twitter”, as her relatives call her, develops at her own pace: plays with rattles and tries to hold a bottle, knows how to roll over, but is in no hurry to sit. And at the sight of her older brother, Lisa's eyes light up with love and tenderness.

Uranoplasty — correction of the hard palate — will take place at the Rudnev clinic in the Dnipro. But first, Lisa needs to gain another half a kilogram of weight. The first operation is scheduled for March. After that, she will need one or two more operations within an interval of several months.

In the meantime, Liza is gaining weight, we need to collect $533. Such is the price of a mistake of nature. Let's help the baby become healthy together!

The family lives in Zaporozhye.

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