Holiday season is still on, and the ilaya clinic where the patients of the Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded project are being treated, looks totally crowded. Today, a few fighters came over to take their routine check-ups and, on finalizing these, almost all of them headed back home. Let us dwell on each guy’s case in detail – and their stories can be read as you follow the corresponding links.
Petro still feels a bit sleepy, so he looks rather reserved
Petro is the one who was recommended to stay at the clinic so far; moreover, he has got another non-scheduled surgery appointed for tomorrow. Following the latest reconstruction, he will need to undergo certain surgery aimed to bring his foot to its physiological norm and hasten its recovery. Still, Petro’s attitude to the development of events seems rather philosophical; he even managed to take a serene nap before the surgery.
Oleh walks on his own two legs with obvious confidence. In view of his severe injury this is fantastic
Oleh is the second soldier whom we met at the clinic. The man completed his course of treatment a while ago – now he is back to normal life and to work. Recently he and his family took a little vacation abroad where they had the chance to enjoy seaside and sunny weather for a while. Due to his complicated injury, the man still walks supported by a cane if the distance is big – this is the effect of his trauma which is still present. But in this case, a cane is much better than even the best and most comfortable prosthesis, isn’t it?
Victor has come over as well, despite the fact he visited the clinic just a week ago for the last time. Someway, during the holidays he happened to break his gypsum plaster intended to fix the entire leg, so the doctors had to re-adjust it anew; after this procedure the guy was released home again. Nevertheless, his gypsum troubles are not for long: as soon as his bones got hardened enough, which may take a couple of months, the doctors are going to remove the plaster.
Oleksandr (right) with the rest of patients encompassing the Project’s chief surgeon Volodymyr Oksymets
Two Oleksandrs visited the clinic as well: the first man is a paratrooper who had got wounded at the very beginning of the war while assisting in evacuating of border guards from under the Russian artillery fire. The man was examined by the doctor who recommended to gradually increase the workload on his wounded leg. Now Oleksandr is recovering after the additional course of treatment during which the surgeons corrected his foot position.
Another Oleksandr got his heavily crushed shin restored: first, the doctors got his bone fused, and now, as the result of a few reconstructive surgeries, they restored and healed the soft tissues of his leg. Maybe, the man is still limping a bit while walking on his own two legs, still if compared to the prospective of amputation, it is quite a decent achievement.
At a distance, Yevhen and his wife sit smiling in the corner of the room. The man has completed his course of treatment, and his injured foot now gains strength and gets its functionality gradually restored. Soon, Yevhen is expected to walk on his own legs with no added support.
Dear friends, maybe the majority of the fighters have successfully completed their treatment, but many patients still need our assistance. As soon as we, the volunteers of People’s Project, are able to pay for their treatment at the expense of your benevolent contributions solely, we are urging you to join and participate in the Project once again. Even if it is just ten or twenty hryvnias, nevertheless this money will be helpful in giving these guys a chance to walk on their own two legs and bringing them back to normal life. Dear friends, let us be understanding for their troubles, please.