Seven children were able to get expensive treatment abroad thanks to Alexandre Vinokurov, who put up his champion’s bike for a charity auction, and raised money amounting to 230,000 dollars donated to seriously ill children.
Among those being helped there are children suffering from congenital heart desease, infantile cerebral paralysis, coarse nodular cirrhosis, chronic kidney disease, crurae ectomelia. The average price of every operation costs 32,000 dollars. Parents of ill children were not able to raise the required funds for the treatment. The organisers of this charity project have conducted negotiations with medical experts from Belarus, Ukraine and Russia. Financial payment has been transferred directly to clinics (hospitals), where children are being treated. Half of them have been operated successfully and undergoing rehabilitation courses, others are waiting for donors.
Milen Mezenzeva, from Almaty region will be three years old in April. Milena has crurae ectomelia, lack of shinbone on both sides. Operation cost 15,000 dollars. The operation has been successfully carried out at “Russian Ilizarov Scientific Center for Restorative Traumatology and Orthopaedics”. At present, Milena undergoes rehabilitation course.
14-year-old Nurlan Erezhepov with diagnosis of infantile cerebral paralysis from Shymkent was operated at N.Burdenko Neurosurgeon Institute in Moscow. The total cost is 41,902 dollars. He continues undergoing rehabilitation course in a Moscow clinic.
15-year-old Evgeniy Boikov from Kostanay suffers from chronic kidney disease. Operation costs 46,509 dollars. Evgeniy and his family went to Belarus to go through medical tests and are waiting for operation to be carried out soon. Now, they are in search of a donor.
Indira Amanzholova, from Kokshetau, 14, her diagnosis is coarse nodular cirrhosis. Operation costs 85,000 dollars. At present, the donors are being searched for Indira, as soon as the transplantant organ will be found, Belarus specialists will arrive to carry out the operation.
Ayaulim, four years old, from Astana, has congenital heart desease. Recently she was being operated at Tomsk Institue of Cardiology. The operation has been carried out successfuly. Operation cost 6,500 dollars.
Aysha Beksultan is five years old, born in Almaty, with congenital heart desease, she will be operated in Ukrain. The operation costs 17,188 dollars.
Evgeniya Raspopova (aged 14) was born in North Kazakhstan region with a diagnosis of congenital heart desease. With the help of charity funds she was operated in a Tumen clinic. Operation costs 13,917 dollars. Nowadays, Evgeniya is under the care of a physician.
The project is still going on and the Bolashak charity foundation are closely keeping eye on every child’s future. Thanks to initiative of Olympic Champion Alexandr Vinokurov seven lives are being saved and children are getting a chance for a healthy happy life.
The project is developed and implemented by “Bolashak” Charity foundation under the support of Kazakhstan Cycling Federation. The Organisers express their special gratitude to “Mercy Volunteer Society” charity foudation.