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Rehabilitation course for Katya Petochenko

Katya was born on November 22, 2013 at 24 weeks gestation weighing only 620 grams. Due to a heavy labour and extreme Screenshot_2016-10-04-21-59-20-1prematurity, the girl has a list of serious diagnoses – damage of the central nervous system, hydrocephalus syndrome, movement disorder, severe retinopathy of prematurity, symptomatic epilepsy and many others. She underwent a list of surgeries to preserve and improve her vision.

Due to the diagnosis of “symptomatic epilepsy” rehabilitation mustScreenshot_2016-10-04-21-55-38-1 be performed with extreme caution and constant supervision, however Katya and her parents do not despair and continue on with her rehabilitation.

Being almost three years old, Katya is able to hold her head, roll over, sit with support and is trying to crawl. The little girl understands speech, answers to simple requests and says words.

Katya’s mother, Diana asked for our help to secure a place for a school-year-long rehabilitation course 2016-2017 at Genesis rehabilitation centre in Moscow region and our Fund has concluded the agreement with the centre and already paid for the first stage.

Screenshot_2016-10-04-22-00-20-1The course includes sessions in several disciplines. Katya works with a neuropsychologist, speech therapist and a pathologist. The centre’s specialists noted positive results: Katya began to react better during her teachers’ tasks and requests and showed better compliance.

We wish Kate and her parents strength, patience, and the best results!