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Please note – we can only consider requests for assistance at American hospitals. If you are seeking treatment outside of the United States, please write to info@rusfondusa.org in Russia.

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Ksenia Nechaeva, 5 years old, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, needs a heart transplant at the Children’s Hospital of Cincinnati (USA), 14,631.00 USD

Ksenia Nechaeva, 5 years old, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, needs a heart transplant at the Children’s Hospital of Cincinnati (USA), <nobr>14,631.00 USD</nobr>

 

We would like to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts to everyone who has offered support to little Ksenia and to our whole family. We have been living in Cincinnati since July of last year. We are on the waiting list for a heart transplant. The doctors at the children’s hospital are very attentive to our daughter. Cardiologists see her every two weeks: measure her blood pressure and weigh her. Every three months they do an echocardiogram, electrocardiogram, and take blood samples for antibodies - they need this data in preparation for the transplantation. We see a nutritionist. Thanks to a special diet, little Ksenia is gaining weight and growing. This summer, those closest to us arrived - Dad and our eldest daughter Anastasia. Doctors believe that their arrival has had a very positive effect on Ksenia’s psychological state. It’s very important that at such a difficult time, the whole family is together. We’re doing everything we possibly can so that our daughter feels well:  we take her on a lot of walks and to the pool. It’s been a year already since we’ve been waiting for a heart donor, but none has been available so far. We try to do everything we can on our own, but how much longer we still have to wait, no one knows. Please help us pay for housing. Anna Nechaeva, St. Petersburg.

On the waiting list

2014-10-11

 

Transplant cardiologist Ivan Wilmot, Department of Cardiology at the Children's Hospital of Cincinnati (USA): "Ksenia has been placed on the waiting list for a heart transplant. We are ready to do the transplant as soon as a suitable donor heart becomes available. Right now, the girl is in satisfactory condition. The family is required to live in close proximity to the hospital."