My daughter was born without her right ear. Due to this pathology, she is poorly oriented in space, does not understand where a sound comes from. She even gets disoriented in the house as soon as I leave the room. Her speech also suffers from her deafness: Darina speaks individual words, even phrases, but she drops many sounds; she’s not able to repeat them. Last year, after a cold, she developed otitis media, an infection of the middle ear. As a result, she stopped hearing for a time. Darina was in complete silence. It was scary! We went through a lot of medical exams, looking for doctors who could help. In our country, unfortunately, there weren’t any such people, but specialists in an American clinic are ready to help my daughter. They will perform an operation, during which her hearing will be restored and the auricle will be formed in one step. The doctors say that it’s necessary to operate on Darina’s ear as soon as possible. This is Darina's only chance for a healthy future! But we cannot afford the cost of the operation on our own, it is just too much. Please help our baby girl!
Olga Yakushenko, Bashkortostan.
To save 3-year-old Darina 19,297 USD is needed
Dear friends, if you decide to help Darina, please don’t feel intimidated by the price. All donations will be accepted with equal gratitude. You can contribute to Rusfond USA using PayPal or by sending a check made payable to Rusfond USA and mailing it to Rusfond USA, 420 Lexington Avenue, Suite 300, New York, NY 10170. Thank you! All donations in excess of what is needed for Darina will help other children in need of surgery.
Joseph Roberson, Otologist, California Ear Institute (Portola Valley, California, USA): "Darina has a congenital anomaly in the development of the ear, right-sided microtia (underdevelopment of the auricle. – Rusfond USA), atresia of the ear canal, conductive hearing loss of the 3rd degree. The girl needs complex surgical treatment. We will open the ear canal, restore the ear canal and form the auricle from special material. This complex operation will allow the child to fully grow and develop."