Is it a crime for an orphan to will to live?
Fortune hadn’t smiled on Alina since the early days of her life. She was born with a heart defect. Her mother was deprived of parental rights for abusing of alcohol. Later, the girl got a new family, but they also abandoned the child after founding out about her severe heart defect. One day, having acquainted with five-years-old Alina, Mrs. Nataliya had decided to give her home comfort and mother’s warmth against all odds. She hadn’t asked herself, where she would find huge sums for Alina’s treatment. Doctors diagnosed a congenital heart defect, single ventricle of the left type, large interventricular septum defect, cardiac membrane defect, transposition of great vessels, tricuspid valve hypoplasia. Eisenmenger’s syndrome. Cost of girl’s life per one month is more than 150 000 UAH. She needs medicines “Ventavis” and “Revatio”. Without them the child is doomed …It’s difficult for Alina to go outside or move around the room. She feels severe pain and pressure in the chest, dizziness, shortness of breath and great fatigue. The child lacks of oxygen. A young girl is bound to an oxygen generator that helps weak lungs to work. She wants to be an ordinary girl, to go to school, hang out with friends and fall in love for the first time …
Doctors advice transplantation of heart and lung. But until then she needs to survive and expensive treatment is key to that. Where to take money? The guardian’s family is in debt!
The guardian Natalia Gordienko says that the girl stays home whole day, embroiders bag and sewing toys. Alina has a dream: to be healthy and needed.
Today she needs us. She hopes for our support.
Is it a crime for an orphan to will to live? Is it her fault, that her life is so expensive?