Weekend news? Easy! Let’s start from the obvious: restoration of the wounded ATO veterans requires considerable resources. Actually, we can meet the challenge only together and thanks to your support. So, dear friends, we urge you to join in as each your contribution is really essential! Please support us!
In fact, last Thursday has become quite a prominent day full of important events related to the Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded project within which try to rehabilitate veterans who had sustained severe injuries at war.
On Thursday, Vitalyi underwent an extra surgery. Somehow, one of the pins that was going through the bone, a part of the Ilizarov apparatus which stretched the limb mechanically, got broken. This was not a problem: doctors immediately replaced the broken part and performed certain maintenance works. The next step is to stretch the bone up to its natural length, and then just wait and control the situation through carrying out regular examinations. You can find this guy’s dramatic story via the link: three injuries, a period in captivity followed by years of prolonged difficult treatment. Young volunteer Vitaliy has plenty of wartime stories to tell.
On the same day, doctors also removed the Ilizarov apparatus from Mr. Volodymyr’s leg. Despite certain doubts regarding the time of removal caused by partial shading of the restoration area with metal parts of the apparatus: doctors had to decide whether the leg is ready to be exposed to workload or it was a bit too early to do. Finally, they got the apparatus removed, for Mr. Volodymyr to be able to train his newly restored leg gradually increasing the workload. In our turn, we are keeping our fingers crossed for Mr. Volodymyr’s complete success: the hero has spent years with his leg broken and totally non-functioning; experienced continuous pain and suffering with too little hope for recovery until he joined the Biotech. You can read the story of this hero officer who hold defense surrounded by enemies for several months, then got severely wounded in an enemy attack while trying to escape their ambush, via this link. This man is a real die hard!
Three other guys visited the Biotech’s clinic for regular check-ups. Petro whose foot has already been formed up, is now training his leg walking in a special orthopedic “boot”. This is necessary to make sure his organism has restored after the prolonged surgical treatment and all soft tissues of the foot got healed properly. A while ago, Petro struck a landmine, and lost the major part of the foot including the bones. Within the first stage of the project, by means of numerous transplantations, doctors formed up a new foot for Petro. In the course of the second phase, the bone structures are to be restored, as nowadays Petro’s heel still lacks some important supporting bones. This incredible story of struggling for Petro’s leg can be found here.
Also, Volodymyr came over to the clinic for examination. His trauma was severe as well: an enemy mine exploded in a meter distance from him, so the only thing the man had time to do was to cover his face and eyes with his arm. Logically, the shell fragments had heavily cut his body and literally destroyed his shoulder bones. Amazingly, but medics of the Project managed to restore these: in fact, they implanted the newly grown bones in the injured area to compensate the defect. At the moment, doctors examined Volodymyr’s arm and made sure the restoration has been going to the plan; besides, they cut the gypsum casting a bit for Volodymyr to be able to train the joints of his arm.
As regards another Volodymyr, the veteran has completed the main course his treatment, so now the doctors just have to control his rehabilitation. His elbow had been ruined by an enemy bullet, so medics had to reassemble the joint and restore it literally cell by cell. Now his arm is being fixed with the Ilizarov apparatus, and the doctors are trying to figure out the range of the joint’s possible movability. So the question as regards the necessity of further surgical treatment and correcting procedures, is still open. Well, at least, despite the lack of functionality the arm remains a living one, so the struggle for the man’s health continues.
Well, may we accentuate the most essential point once again. We carry out all works regarding treatment and restoration of the wounded ATO veterans without any support, exclusively at the expense of charitable donations. To get these men and a few others who are now completing their treatment, back to normal life, we need your active assistance. In any form you can afford, either a small or bigger donation, or simple sharing of the info, – as much as you can.
Dear friends, please join in! This initiative is really worth supporting as it presents the fighters, who sacrificed their health and wellbeing for us to live in piece, with the second chance to get back to normal life.