Ihor has come over to see us! Last week a young veteran, the fighter of the 28th Mechanized Brigade, visited the ilaya clinic for a regular examination. His surgeries are now behind, and active restoration of the hip bone is on. In the latest x-ray you can see how the bone strengthened, as compared even with the scan made two months ago. The bone callus has been actively formed as well.
The doctors recommend Ihor to increase the load on the leg and walk supported by a cane alone. The next check-up is due to happen in about a month and a half, so we are going to tell you about it soon. We are sure that there will be more good news, and the bone will grow even more strong until then.
Ihor’s treatment started more than a year ago. The location of his trauma could have implied taking more risks, still luckily the guy has been restoring quite well. Especially in view of the fact he is of the most difficult patients in the Project.
Ihor’s first x-rays: to start with, the screw broke down, and later the entire pin fell apart
Ihor got wounded in summer of 2014 when he nearly escaped death being caught under a massive shelling which he managed to survive getting away with his leg heavily injured. For a long time, he was undergoing treatment in conventional hospitals, still the bone rejected to fuse up. On the contrary, it started to dissolve, and the metal pin that kept everything together, got broken. The guy just could not live a normal life as his leg was totally unsupportive, and the injury caused severe pain.
It was a volunteer from Odesa, Olha Dombrovska who sent Ihor to undergo an examination at the Biotech. He was waiting for his turn for about a half a year. He applied to the Ministry of Social Policy for financial aid, still due to the blocking of his application on the part of Health Ministry, he did not succeed.
Luckily, Ihor wasn’t left alone with his trouble. The money necessary for his treatment has been raised by People’s Project thanks to your contributions. Since then, the guy underwent the taking of cells, three difficult introductory surgeries and, subsequently, the major one, during which his bone was transplanted into the injured area. Regular check-ups and x-rays prove the hip’s successful restoration.
This is the latest x-ray, and the contrast as compared to the first scan, is obvious
We are sincerely grateful to everyone who joined in. Still Ihor is not the last patient of the Project who needs our assistance. That’s why we are asking you for your help once again: other patients of the Projects are waiting for our help as well. Their profiles containing their stories, can be found as you follow the link. Dear friends, please do not ignore our request. For these fighters, our backing often makes the last chance for a normal life. Hence, the price of indifference can prove too high for them.