$ 12 000
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Meet the child
Maxim has achondroplasia - a genetic disease with infringement in the growth of the bone tissue preventing the changing of cartilage (particularly in the long bones of the arms and legs) to bone. Achondroplasia is a genetic disorder of bone growth that prevents the changing of cartilage (particularly in the long bones of the arms and legs) to bone. Achondroplasia (ACH) is the most common form of hereditary dwarfism and presents with multiple musculoskeletal anomalies, so it is not just stunting, it is also a host of related diseases and complications, but cognition is normal. The disorder is caused by mutations in the FGFR3 gene. Inheritance is autosomal dominant. Treatment may include medication with growth hormone, and surgery aimed to correct the spine, or bone problems. Prognosis with achondroplasia is good except in cases of spinal compression at the neck.
Currently, the only way to help the child - a surgery to lengthen the limbs by Ilizarov method. To a common practice, such operations at children are carried out twice: the first time at the age of 3-8 years, the second time in 12-14 years. Each time there are three stages: stage 1 - on the hips, stage 2 - on the shoulders, stage 3 - on the shins. Totally - 6 stages. Unfortunately, such operations are not practiced in the Republic of Belarus for children with achondroplasia.
Maxim began treatment in 2015 and succecfully passed the first stage of the surgery despite of it is long and very painful. Thanks to it, it began possible to significantly reduce the imbalance, Maxim became independent in everyday life, he was able to take care of himself, the back and leg pain significantly decreased.
Now the boy needs the next stage of surgery at the clinic "Ladisten", Kiev, Ukraine. The situation is also complicated by the high cost of surgical treatment.
Over the years Maxim has done a lot and learned a lot. He is an unusually smart, patient, purposeful, creative and positive child. Difficulties further tempered his cheerful disposition. The world of boy’s hobbies is diverse! He is interested in robotics and programming, will beat any of us in checkers and chess! And Maxim wants to open a club for fans of the Rubik's Cube, where he will train his many friends!
Dear benefactors, we ask to help the boy to continue treatment!