Gordeichuk Bogdan, 6 y.o., Hydrocephalus

When Bogdan was two months old, he was diagnosed with hydrocephalus. He has a shunt placement surgery and sent back home. For six years everything was fine.

Last winter Bogdan suddenly got sick. His parents decided that the problem was in the increased level of acetone. During the period from May to August 2016 Bogdan has been admitted to the local ICU three times with severe headaches and seizures.

In August Bogdan and his family came for a consult to the Institute of Neurosurgery in Kiev. The parents’ main question was about the planned shunt removal surgery, however, it turned out that they had a shunt malfunction; for about nine month Bogdan’s shunt wasn’t working as it should have. Due to the disturbance to the spinal fluid circulation an inflammation has developed.

The treatment is very expensive and the family doesn’t have such funds. Thanks to their friends and relatives they have been able to pay for the first 1.5 months of the treatment and have raised enough funds for the new shunt — 35,000 UAH  ($1,370). They still need to pay for the antibiotics and disposables for the surgery. The amount we need to raise is approximately 15,000 UAH ($590).

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