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In March 2016, the Fund paid for a rehabilitation course at “Galileo-Med” Medical Centre for two-year-old Misha Galkin.

MishaG1_201602We first published information about Misha’s story in November 2015. This child lives with cerebral palsy, partial atrophy of the optic nerves and other related diagnoses. Thanks to the exercises that he undergoes at home with the assistance of his mother, as well as regular various courses of rehabilitation, Misha is gradually moving towardMishaG2_201602 living a full life. Going forward, the main thing for Misha is to continue with his treatment so as not to stall his progress.

In March 2016, Inna, Misha’s mother, felt compelled to turn to us for help once more. At her request, the Foundation signed an agreement with the “Galileo-Med” Medical Centre and financed the majority of the cost of the rehabilitation course at the centre. The course was tailored to Misha’s needs and included sessions using a specially developed vibration platform called a Galileo plate, exercises incorporating a fitball, Kinesio taping, as well as a course with a speech therapist and a defectologist, which included special logopedic massage.

In general, the rehabilitation course results tend to appear gradually over 2-3 weeks, however, in this case, the first signs of improvements are already visible. Misha MishaG3_201602started supporting himself in a more stable fashion with his hands, while his left hand, which had less mobility, improved very quickly and became more mobile. Other positive changes include a general strengthening of his back muscles, a greater range of motion and increased general physical activity, while muscle tension has decreased. We hope that the skills and progress attained by undertaking the course of rehabilitation will remain in effect in this child’s daily life.