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Pavel Uzhakin started to enjoy speaking after the rehabilitation course

Pavel Uzhakin, from the city of Murmansk, is 11-years-old. The boy was born at 32 weeks’ of gestation, and was only able to breathe independently seven days after his birth. His life is an ongoing fight with a complex cerebral palsy; constant rehabilitations and muscle cicatricotomy surgeries using the Ulzibat method.

IMG_20160708_105454The continuing work with rehabilitation does, however bring positive results – the boy’s vision has improved, intracranial pressure has been reduced and the diagnosis of epilepsy has been revoked.

Unfortunately, despite all efforts, Pavel is still unable to walk without support. Both he and his mother, Natalia did not lose heart and they continue to move towards their goal.

Natalya turned to our Foundation for help to sponsor a rehabilitation course in the centre Zhizn v dvizhenii (“Life in motion”) in Luginino, Moscow region. We gladly supported this very necessary treatment.

Over the 3 weeks, Pavel worked with a speech therapist, psychologist and IMG_20160708_110242defectologist. Additionally, he attended physical therapy, massage and music classes.

Through exercises, the boy became more mobile and the volume of his motor movements increased, while his spasticity decreased. Pavel started to understand speech more easily and his sounds and pronunciation became much clearer. As a result, he is now much more willing to communicated with his peers.

We wish Pavel and his family good health and patience on the way to their goal!