Yesterday was crazy. We sent Rodion back to Lugansk after his first cochlear implant tuning and I was keeling over with exhaustion when Ira called.
Ira Bednova is an amazing human being. Widowed by the death of the husband, commander Batman, she’s been active helping people for almost five years. It is only thanks to her that we were able to give Rodion a chance to have his hearing restored, bring Vika to Moscow for treatment, and evacuate Sergey Balanov who had cancer. Ira helped tens of individiuals.
So here’s the phone call:
–Dunya, Aleksey is to be hospitalized on Monday.
I was speechless. And I jumped up like a mountain goat!
Because, my friends, this is a real miracle!
A miracle to which we are witnesses.
Aleksey had an emergency.
I wrote about it in early May.
The young man suffered from an aneurysm. I still don’t understand what that is, but the point is that it has something to do with blood vessels in the head.
He fell and lost consciousness. Then ambulances, tests, and the worrisome diagnosis.
He’s been confined to a bed for months. Any stress or sudden movement could kill him. He’s hanging by a thread.
This requires a surgery which in Donetsk costs serious money (I posted the bill and medical history in the earlier post). Over a million rubles. The family simply doesn’t have that kind of money. Our team is helping many people, but this is not something we could handle. All that time we’ve searched for other options. And Ira is simply our angel.
Only a surgery can save him.
The worst part is that he could die during the operation. Anyone who’s ever had to deal with an aneurysm knows that. It’s a game of chance where no surgeon will guarantee success. But it’s a chance which otherwise wouldn’t exist.
Moreover, he recently experienced another problem.
On May 9 he lost consciousness while his daughter was watching. The aneurysm did not burst but grew by 50%.
He is in extreme pain. He was hospitalized, didn’t eat anything for a week. Received a morphine IV.
And then these news.
I can’t tell what how big a miracle this is.
During that time we brought the family food and medications which they couldn’t afford. Aleksey was the main breadwinner, though the wife also works.
So, in any event, he’ll be hospitalized on Monday1
Of course, taking him to Moscow will be an undertaking. Can’t simply put him on a bus from Lugansk. He’s like a fragile crystal vase.
The aneurysm could burst at any moment.
Instead she may have to find a place somewhere nearby. We don’t know how much time he’ll spend at the hospital. First he’ll need to undergo all the tests all over again in order to determine the best course of action.
His life is at stake. The daughters hardly ever leave his side.
The operation will be free of charge.
But the family has almost no money, as I wrote above. We are even helping them with food. They try to save on everything.
Tickets, the wife’s living expenses, medications, support–there will be many expenditures.
We would be very grateful to you for assistance.
Please label your contributions “Aleksey”.
I will write about everything and will post reports, as always.
Thank you for caring!
Please pray for Aleksey so that everything turns out well. So that he arrives in Moscow, so that the operation goes well.
We are very concerned.