Now the kidneys

I’m posting an endless quantity of photos of Vika where she’s smiling.
She does, in fact, smile. Every time we brought aid, she’s joyful. Sincerely, earnestly. This is not a forced smile in front of a camera. She’s genuinely happy. Because of the aid, of us, and of your constant attention…
But I don’t know what to do.
I don’t know how to grab the tail of the nightmare which is following this girl.
We met on May of ’16 in Lugansk when she was on the brink of death. Unfortunately, that’s no figure of speech. She started to lose eyesight, two of her front teeth fell out, her thyroid gland was out of control and, most awfully–she lost the will to live. We’ve been fighting for Vika ever since.
We took her to Moscow. Her lungs were operated on since it turned out she had TB. Bought a huge amount of expensive meds. Her eyes and gynecology were also operated on. Constant hospitalizations. In the end she lost her sight and her health continue to crumble. We buy her all the medications she needs. We also get her food, insulin, test strips. But it doesn’t help! Vika has diabetes and, let me tell you, it’s a terrible illness. I can’t even guess the extent. It does not forgive mistakes. You simply have no right to make mistakes, and your whole life becomes a struggle for it. Diabetes did not forgive Vika that spring when she did not eat and simply lay in bed. It did not forgive those few weeks when her brother died, when she did not want to live. When she stopped eating. Terrible processes got underway which we are trying to arrest. But we are not succeeding.
We’re not giving up, we’re fighting. But I don’t know. That’s the truth.
The previous post was about how Vika had an emergency hospitalization due to a burst ovary cyst. It was operated on.
And now I’m writing about Vika’s kidneys failing. Her mom is in panic. One kidney already failed, the second one is in bad shape.
Together with Sasha Shaskova we ran all over Moscow to get the needed medications which can’t be obtained in LPR. She needs to take them for several days (shown on the last photo).
But Vika continues to smile on all the photos. Our Bellflower. Our very own Bellflower.
Beautiful, young, joyful.
How the hell is one to write about it?
What is there to say?

Vika’s birthday was on June 7, she turned 25.
Is that little or a lot?
Vika always refers to me formally, and always calls me Evdokiya. Not Dunya. I’m Evdokia. And sometimes it seems like she’s a daughter to me.
There’s a 9 year age difference. Doesn’t seem like much. But she seems like a sparrow to me. A tiny sparrow.
But that’s not so. She’s a genuine fighter.
She’s been through all that and she’s smiling. She giggles. She writes me letters in Vkontakte. Records voice messages and shares her thoughts.
She wants to live.
So that’s how it will be!

Our team–Lena in Lugansk, Sasha in Moscow–bought her presents. Among them are perfumes.
Not just for no reason.
Vika smells all the presents at first. That’s why we give her the “smellies”, how she always calls them. She touches, feels, listens to all the presents.
Friends, thank you for Vika!

Vjika now constantly needs medications. Tons of them (((
Her kidneys must be rescued. She also needs eye drops, otherwise she has heavy pressure and terrible pains.
Test strips, gynecology, vitamins…
We’re not giving up, Vik. You hear us?
You are fighter and we’re proud of you!

Photos below show aid which our guys brought her over the last month.
If you want to join our aid effort for this girl, please label your contributions “Vika”.
Once again, thank you for your caring and concern!

If you are on this page for the first time, before mentioning diabetes, LPR, giving advice, writing about fraudsters, or about how LPR is not giving out anything or that Vika does not need anything, please read other posts about her by clicking on the “Vika” tag at the bottom of this post.


Vika’s mom, Svetlana.




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