Our volunteers spend a significant amount of time within the walls of the iLaya Medical Company in Kyiv, where the project Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded, treats seriously wounded Ukrainian soldiers. Often we visit the guys from purely humane reasons, occasionally to film some documentary footage, resolve procedural issues, besides, or simply becaue we are constantly monitoring the course of treatment of each soldier. It came as a pleasant surprise when People’s Project coordinator Maksim Ryabokon ran into one of of the project’s most complex cases – not in a hospital bed but walking the corridors.
Oleksandr a native of Dnipro, had his own business before the war and from the beginning of the fighting took up volunteering – at his own expense he provided soldiers with an imager, drones and other equipment. Then Oleksandr’s activities came under the scrutiny of some of the local authorities. He lost his business and property, he did not have the means to fight to fight the local prosecutor and so he volunteered for the front.
His plans to become a sniper were dashed in Schastya. When the Ukrainian military came under fire from enemy forces while patrolling the area. Oleksandr was shot in his lower right leg. In the end, after six stabilizing operations, his bone defect was about six centimeters. The complicated fracture did not want to fuse, and hanging in the air threateningly was the question of amputation. The soldier’s last hope lay in our project Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded. We immediately paid for his treatment via your donations, and the specialists at the iLaya Medical Company began sampling cellular material and cultivating the necessary replacement bone.
In April, doctors conducted the major surgery and installed the cellular bone material at the site of the injury. For details, see the soldier’s treatment history at this link.
Recently Sasha underwent a control examination. According to the calculations of doctors, he was still had to undergo rehabilitation and would be relaint on crutches or a cane. However, this innovative technology has worked wonders – now, five months’ on from his primary surgery, Oleksandr is confidently walking unassisted and not even limping.
Unfortunately, Oleksandr is not the last wounded soldier requiring treatment as part of our project. This high-tech treatment is needed by other injured defenders. All of this is costly, and few of the wounded boys boast the income to pay for their own treatment. Which is we come in to help.
Get involved in the project Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded and help more of Ukraine’s wounded return to as normal life as possible.