Dear friends, here is an important long-read – we have accumulated loads of news related to the Biotech, so decided to tell you everything in a single publication.
Walking on his own two legs! Ihor during one of the latest check-ups
First, it has been the second B-day Ihor celebrates within the Project. Two years ago he joined the initiative possessing vague changes for getting back to walking in general. The enemy bullet had split his hip into two pieces – severely wounded and bleeding Ihor had to crawl through the fields to get to an inhabited area for almost 24 hours. In a state hospital, they saved his life except for the leg: doctors attached the remains of the bones onto a giant pintle, still even after a long period of time the bone still refused to fuse up. Moreover, the pintle itself and even the fixing screws got broken over time, so the doctors just gave up and sent Ihor home.
This picture demonstrates the injury and the scope of works within the treatment
Ihor underwent a number of surgeries within the Biotech: its surgeons placed the bone into its physiological position, got it ready for application of cell technology and implanted a newly grown bone fragment cultivated out of the guy’s own cells at the lab. Now the leg is successfully getting fused; a fresh solid bone has been formed in the defected area, and Ihor is quite confidently loads the limb, – naturally, under close supervision of the doctors. So on this good day that brings us closer to a successful finale, we can sincerely wish Ihor a happy birthday! By the way, as regards greetings: you can join the celebration and greet Ihor with a small donation as the additional stage of his treatment will require certain extra expenditures.
Lately, we received a note from Sashko: his letter is a private one, so we can quote just the part that does not make a secret. “Three years have passed. Whole three years! I still have not recuperated completely yet, but I am able to walk on my own two legs, though with a little support so far ;)”
And this is where we had to start: the remains of the bone were fixed with the Kostyuk apparatus solely
The enemy sniper’s bullet had smashed out the guy’s shin. Despite all the doctors’ efforts, the leg refused to heal for quite a long period of time. The cell technology applied within the Project, proved effective in restoration of the leg, and energetic Sashko got back to complete life. A businessman, volunteer and even writer, this fair guy got his chance for a normal life. “12 surgeries and the way from being a disabled person facing lack of perspective, to full life ahead… Life is an interesting thing… What made me happy the most – I am now able to play football with my friends, and more exciting things still await me in the future”, – this is how Sashko’s describes these three years.
Now let us talk about Mr. Oleh who is wandering along the clinic’s corridors these days again: he is a positive man looking rather reserved at the first sight, with a spark in his eyes. At the moment we are carrying out the restoration of the man’s leg severely injured by an enemy sniper. A while ago, during the storming of Ilovaisk where Mr. Oleh served with the Donbas battalion, the bullet damaged about 14 centimeters of the bone. Naturally, if it just fused up, the leg would have shortened by this length. So it was up to the specialists in cell technology to restore it to its normal length.
Actually, despite all his troubles and suffering, Mr. Oleh remains in good mood and is quite optimistic about his injury
Firstly, the doctors got his complicated fracture fused up having recompensed the defect with the bone fragment cultivated at the Project’s lab in advance. After the fracture got healed, the newly fused bone was dissected to stretch it out using traditional method of osteosynthesis. In a short period of time, the cumbersome Ilizarov apparatus is to be removed from Mr. Oleh’s leg. In spite of the fact it is still on, Mr. Oleh is already trying to load the injured limb and walk on his own two though supported by the crutches so far.
Gypsum plaster, blankets and cases: Mr. Andriy was going to get rid of these yet during his previous check-up, still alas
And here is Mr. Andriy: only recently he visited the clinic and was going to leave it unhampered, still unfortunately the doctors insisted he had to wear his gypsum plaster for some additional time. Within the Project, he is getting a complicated fracture restored: his shin was damaged at its lower part, in the bone head that forms a part of the ankle joint. Following the fusion of the fracture the doctors performed an extra surgery: they dissected the bone and aligned the axis of the shin to match its physiological norm.
Lately all the supporting stuff has been removed. From now on Mr. Andriy’s task is to train and gradually load the restored leg
Mr. Andriy stayed in a gypsum plaster for some time, and a few days ago this burdensome bandage has been removed at last. Certainly, no need to tell you how happy the man was.
Dmytro’s look still far from happy. His case requires our assistance
And to the most important news: for quite a long time, unintentionally, we have been misleading you promising to publish more news regarding Dmytro. Sorry for the delay: the young Marine has not even started his treatment postponed by certain procedures he was undergoing at a local military hospital. So until today he stayed in Mykolaiiv. But for now we have elaborated a common plan of his further treatment at last: having finished certain preliminary procedures, on Monday Dmytro arrives in Kyiv and starts to undergo his treatment there officially.
This is what we have to reconstruct
Within the Project, we have to restore the consequences of the severest injury: the enemy expanding bullet hit the guy’s shoulder having practically smashed out the whole joint. So now we will have to grow up the lacking bones and replicate the entire shoulder anew. This is where People’s Project counts on your assistance: we need to pay Dmytro’s latest bills, and pay extra expenses for Ihor’s treatment; there are also a few other guys waiting for our help. So your benevolent contributions into the Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded project will be highly appropriate and appreciated. The state still does not support the initiative, so the entire burden of sponsorship lies on our own shoulders due to the volunteer character of the Project. Dear friends, we urge to join us and stay supportive in every possible way as we just cannot leave the guys alone with their troubles, can we?