Just arrived, and is heading home in a minute. We planned to visit Dmytro in a hospital, and nearly missed him. “Look, I am quite adequate, having already woken up after anesthetics. And I have people who can take care of my wound, so why should I stay here?” – the man is begging Volodymyr Mykhaylovych, his surgeon, to let him go home. The surgeon inspects the arm, gives a couple of recommendations and lets him leave!
The doctors did everything they planned – they removed a metal construction that kept the bones of the arm together. The rest is up to Dmytro. While at home, he has to train the arm doing special exercises either in a pool or in a warm bath, for the muscles to start proper functioning.
This is how Dmytro’s arm looked after the first surgery
Now he can express how much it has improved, by himself!
Maybe Dmytro’s arm is not that moveable yet, but he entered the Biotech with his limb utterly immobilized! We promise you to publish a video depicting his first unconfident moves after the Ilizarov apparatus removal, soon. A bit of time, skillful doctors plus Dmytro’s paratrooper-like persistence, and he is likely to ride his bike and enjoy full life in the nearest future again.
Unluckily, such humble common things like returning to someone’s hobby after the war, are hardly obtainable for the majority of wounded soldiers. And this is not due to their psychological unpreparedness to adjust to civilian lifestyle, no. Sometimes it is difficult owing to physiological reasons. Luckily, we have a chance to disperse these impediments. At the «Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded» project we grow up new bones for injured fighters out of their own living stem cells; we save them from amputations and bring them back on their feet, literally. It would be impossible to achieve unless your support, dear friends. Thank you, and please do not cease your backing as for today another four fighters still need financial assistance to carry on their treatment, and ten or more new participants are looking forward to start their treatment from the scratch.