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Tetyana Fedosyuk

   My name is Tanya. I am  31. I live in Lviv,Ukraine, though I come from Hutsul region. I am married and have a son Rodoslavchyk who is 1 year and 3 months.

       In November, 2015. I have been put a terrifying clinical diagnosis:

Idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension of high degree (mPAP = 62 mm), chronic pulmonary heart under subcompensation; CH IIA, with preserved left ventricular systolic function, FC III.

       Everything began 10 years ago: the first time loss of consciousness after a long running. Nevertheless after this accident I had enough of courage to climb  the top of Hoverla mountain.

When I understood  that shortness of breath doesn`t leave me in peace when walking fast or going up the stairs, I payed a visit to  the cardiologist. He did not notice any pathology and prescribed sedative ...

        Eventually I put up with shortness of breath, but every morning I did morning exercises, Iforced myself to run; I went in for in hatha yoga.

       I have been working in Kyiv for 6 years and at the same time I have been studying at Chernivtsi University, so I recieved higher education.

       When I was 30 I gave birth to my son Rodoslav. (Doctors are amazed of this ).

After birth, my health began to deteriorate significantly ... but I decided to be examined after 12months of feeding with breast milk (my sixth sense prompted me that I couldn`t do without treatment.

       On hearing my diagnosis my health started fading on my eyes, severe shortness of breath (even without physical exercise), irregular heart beat, dizziness, loss of consciousness ...

       I felt like a broken doll walking over the edge of  black abyss ...

        In contrast, to this horrors, I have got a little boy, my sun, my joy,  my pride!

       I would like to live just a little  more, rejoicing and watching my child growing. I would like to hold his hand when he will go to the primary shool. I would have thought that one day I will have to ask your help .

        The cost of 1 month of my treatment: Sildenafil (Revatio) 90t. - 14 380 UAH, Warfarin 30t. – 93UAH, Verospiron 30t. – 225 UAH, Ventavis 16 amp. – 6000 UAH. Total: 20 608hrn.

The eminent philosopher Leo Sylenko wrote: "Life  is a fight, in fight you become stronger".

         I wish you happiness!