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Weʼre raising £10,000 to pay for a life-saving operation for baby Timothy

Edinburgh, UK
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My friend Irina's pregnancy was normal until her 3rd trimester, when she was diagnosed with Cholestasis, which affects her liver and kidneys. At 30 weeks the decision was made to induce labour.

When Irina first met baby Timothy she was filled with relief and bursting with love for her son. However, she soon noticed the shape of Timothy’s head was unusual. When she questioned the doctors, she was told Timothy’s skull had compressed during childbirth and would return to normal.
After a blissful few weeks at home, Irina noticed Timothy’s eyes were bulging. Irina & husband Sergey decided to seek help from a neurologist. The doctors again reassured them that the issue would resolve itself.
By now, Irina’s motherly instincts were telling her that something was wrong, so she pushed hard to see another doctor. Eventually she managed to contact a neurosurgeon who immediately recognised the signs and diagnosed Timothy with Trigonocephaly; a deformity of the skull which can lead to underdevelopment of the brain, loss of sight & hearing.

The good news is that Trigonocephaly is curable if there’s early surgical intervention. Sadly, the procedure is very expensive in Ukraine, where there’s no NHS. It’s only with the generosity of their family & friends that they could cover the medical bills during Irina’s pregnancy. Now Irina & Sergey are facing an operation costing over £10,000. Finding this kind of money would be daunting for people here in the UK, but for Irina & Sergey it might seem insurmountable. Somehow they’re staying positive and are determined to fight for baby Timothy’s life.

Timothy parents are the loveliest couple I know and waited years for a baby. I’ve been inspired by their love, positivity & dedication in the face of such tragic circumstances. I want to help them save Timothy’s life.

Please, I wish to ask everyone who can help this young family to donate even the smallest amount. If we all work together we can cure Timothy and give this family a future.

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  • Olga Krasylia1 month ago
    Olga Krasylia

    Olga Krasylia

    1 month ago

    I want to give special thanks to Davy Blackburn, to my work supervisor, who entered a half marathon and raised an additional £1,500. I have passed on best wishes from Irina and Sergei who are thrilled someone would do this for them. Thanks also to all the people who sponsored Davy, he has told me that some people gave very large amounts, but all donations count and every pound given is a step closer to paying for Timothy's medical fees. Please if you have not given yet, consider donating, so that Timothy can live as full a life as possible.

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  • Olga Krasylia3 months ago
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    Olga Krasylia

    3 months ago

    On my return to Ukraine, I met with wee Timothy and his parents. Timothy can't breast feed due to loss of milk caused by stress, but he is gaining weight from formula, and this is a good sign. Due to complications with diagnosis, Timothy is undergoing several tests with different doctors, and we hope they will agree with a surgical procedure. Please continue to support Timothy and his parents Irina and Sergey. Medical bills are piling up, both parents are physically and mentally exhausted, but they are grateful for all the support and prayers.

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Page last updated on: 11/20/2018 5:56 PM

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24

  • Dana Jystad

    Dana Jystad

    Nov 20, 2018

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 27, 2018

    £150.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 25, 2018

    £25.00

  • Lizzie

    Lizzie

    Sep 23, 2018

    Good luck i really hope everything works out for the baby

    £15.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 17, 2018

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 15, 2018

    Praying for you all.

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 13, 2018

    £10.00

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Olga Krasylia

Olga Krasylia

Edinburgh, UK

I am a full time volunteer originally from Odessa, Ukraine. Asking for help for my Godson in Ukraine.

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