Why do we do our work? Look at the faces of these kids, you'll understand. We want to share with you some stories of our little heroes.
A child with cerebral palsy – an ambitious athlete. Sounds strange? Not at all. Our 9-year-old Vika proves this. Almost in infancy, she suffered a stroke, after which the girl was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Vika’s left side is damaged: uneven gait, poorly developed left hand. But this does not prevent her from being energetic and athletic. The girl rides a scooter, skates, skis, roller skates, gets engaged into adaptive physical education. She pushes off with the left foot (it is weaker) when riding a scooter, uses her right hand to hold the stick when skiing (left hand is too weak). And this summer she found another hobby - swimming, she loves it very much.
"Even when my daughter is watching cartoons, she is doing something, for example, makes a handstand " says the mom Tatiana.
Numerous kinds of sport and activities serve well for the girl. In motion her legs and fingers are developed better, and the spasticity in the muscles is reduced.
In the first year of life the girl received her first aftercare course. Special classes helped the muscles to relax. After such course at the centre-partner of our Organization in 2017, the fingers started to move slightly.
Vika is sociable and kind. She visited an ordinary preschool and now is studying in the third grade of secondary school. When she’s asked about how many friends she has, the girl answers unanimously with her mother: "the whole class, all 30 people!". The classmates help if necessary, as well as the teacher who is ready to support the kid at any time.
Her favorite subjects are physical education and English. And the girl’s dream is very serious – to become a children's doctor, "maybe even a surgeon," she adds proudly. Vika needs regular aftercare to reduce spasticity and develop the hand. The doctors give very good predictions.