Viktoriya lives with her mother and father, Petro and Nataliya, in an apartment near Chalice's Ternopil sponsor site in Ukraine.

Chalice critical needs - medical expenses for Viktoriya, Ternopil, UkraineShortly after Viktoriya was born, her parents noticed she had difficulty with her mobility. Her doctors assessed that she had been born with multiple skeletal anomalies. At seven months old, she underwent her first surgery, the first of eight she would have by the time she was 14.

Viktoriya is now in grade eight at a school dedicated to children with disabilities. She can move on crutches for short distances and uses a wheelchair at other times. Her medical team has informed her family that she needs a ninth surgery, this time to insert a medical apparatus into her right leg, which should increase her mobility.

Petro and Nataliya have been making ends meet with the combination of Nataliya's minimal income, Viktoriya's sponsorship, and a small government benefit she receives. Petro is unemployed because he is dedicated to Viktoriya's full-time care.

While the government will pay for the operation itself, Petro and Nataliya must cover the cost of the ancillary medical supplies, medication, and Viktoriya's orthosis device. Additionally, Viktoriya will have to keep her leg totally straight for six months, necessitating the rental of a van to drive her home from the hospital. These accumulated expenses are far beyond the family's limited budget.

The Ternopil sponsor site has requested $1,522.63 CAD to assist the family with these expenses. These funds would encompass the medication and surgical supplies, her new apparatus, a three-week supply of food, and her transportation costs to and from the hospital.

Funding Request:
$1,522.63 CAD
Critical Need: UTT0421

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Please note that any donations that exceed the request will be used to fund other critical need emergencies that may arise.

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