Three wounded ATO soldier enrolled in The People’s Project-funded Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded project face a shortfall in funding to pay for their treatment. In the case of one of these men the situation is urgent.
Ukrainian new network Channel 5 (5.ua) has picked up on the story one of them – 93rd Brigade soldier Volodymyr who was seriously wounded in a mine explosion near Dontesk Airport in July (story here in Ukrainian). He narrowly escaped complete traumatic amputation, but traditional methods of orthopedics and traumatology cannot provide for the treatment of such large wounds. The only treatment the fighter received in state-run hospitals was the removal of bone fragments and treatment for inflammation. A hospital in Germany he was transferred to also could not provide effective treatment to Volodymyr. He is threatened with disability, but cellular technology can restore lost bone due to injury.
For more details about Volodymyr follow this link.
Fighter from the 30th Motorized Brigade Andriy who was wounded (full details) by tank fire from Russia-backed militant forces near Savur-Mohyla. He received severe trauma to leg (broken bone), multiple shrapnel injuries and concussion of the body. The hero was treated in clinics and hospitals Kharkiv, Vinnitsa and Zhitomir and underwent six surgeries, but at present there is nothing conventional medicine can not offer him to save his leg, and he faces amputation. Cellular technology will help save and maximize the return of leg function.
In three days the clinic needs to pay for the materials required to continue his treatment and faces a bill of 250,000 UAH. Some 62,000 UAH of this amount has been already collected from Ukrainian donors, but with just three days left to find another 188,000 UAH the situation is critical. All reports on donations and expenditure are automated and transparent. Income and expenditure can be found at this link.
Finally, there is rifle company commander of the 39th infantry battalion Yuriy is suffering from debilitating joint problems (full details). Exacerbation of a preexisting condition of his knee joints began in January 2015, due to heavy loads during an active participation in the revolutionary and military events in Ukraine. Yuriy was an active participant Euromaidan. At the time, in a circle of protesters, he broke through Berkut lines under the guise of a postal worker and helped transport injured away from Maidan as well as making regular deliveries. In addition, in December 2013 he joined Automaidan, and in December 2015 took an active part in the blockade of the Crimea. In June 2014 Yuri voluntarily joined the 39th infantry battalion and went into the ATO zone. Together with scouts he performed combat missions in Luhansk and Donetsk regions: near Mariupol, Trohizbenky, Zoloty and Orihovo-Donetsk, he also passed through Ilovaisk.
For Yuriy, there are two alternatives; prosthesis, leading to a drastic reduction in his activity, or cellular technology, which will fully restore the cartilage and joints and return the fighter to normal life.
As reported by 5.ua, “Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded” is a unique charity project that provides medical and financial assistance to wounded Ukrainian soldiers for the restoration of bones and tissue using cellular technology, which is used by only a few medical companies in the world. This technology allows for the restoration of bone and can mean avoiding amputations of limbs and disability. Both soldiers and civilians wounded as a result of Russian aggression against Ukraine are eligible.
Towards the project businesses and ordinary citizens have already donated more than 13 million UAH. In general, in various stages of treatment are 53 wounded soldiers at any time. Last year biotechnology it saved 35 fighters from disability5.ua report (in Ukrainian). The project also attrated the attention of a British Embassy supported initiative and that of Ukrainian Military Television (in Ukrainian).