Fighter in the 11th “Kievan Rus” Battalion Oleh recently completed his final stage of treatment – the removal of a plate, and affixing bone implants. Now, Oleg will further recover without the involvement of physicians from the clinic iLaya except for control examinations. Oleh spent more than a year in hospitals and his severe leg injury led to several difficult operations and long-term treatment that proved unsuccessful. Only cell technology provided by the iLaya clinic has given him the opportunity to practically make a complete recovery. The money was collected for his treatment by the volunteers from the project “Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded“.
Oleh was injured in the Luhansk region in 2014 when the enemy launched a nighttime “Grad” attack on military positions. Oleh did not reach the shelter and debris from one of the shells injured his leg tearing through the muscles and breaking several bones. Oleh was not afraid of amputation, and being put back on his on his feet was not guaranteed. His extremely complicated fractures did not heal and serious complications began – inflammation, necrosis and more. Oleh underwent seven operations and ultimately the damaged bones had to be removed. With his leg in the condition it was in Oleh could not walk unaided. At maximum, the wounded soldier could expect very limited capacity and would be reliant on crutches. However, at one of the military hospitals he was urged to become a participant in the Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded project by Olexandr, who was also treated as part of the project.
Oleh underwent all the necessary medical procedures. The specialists at iLaya clinic took all the needed bone fragments and set them in place of the bone defects. Maybe Oleh will not play football but he should be able to walk on his own two feet without the need for crutches.
The main factor in Oleh’s further healing is to be home with his family – his wife and son. Before the war Oleh worked as a printer and this is the work he intends to return to. However he does not rule out the army and, if need be,he is ready to return to the front. According to OleH, he realizes that is he unlikely to be given a gun, but he is still quite capable of carrying ammo. Recently, the volunteers of
The People`s Project spoke with the soldier:
Unfortunately, not all seriously wounded defenders of Ukraine can boast the same story of successful recovery. The major factor is the huge costs of the use of new technology, despite the fact that our medical partners that provide such treatment spends it only on the cost of materials and technology. For legal reasons, the state is not funding treatment, and for most families of the wounded, the cost is simply too great. That is why we once again appeal to you for help. Your donations can give wounded defenders a chance to live a full life. Are they not worthy?