Black Diamond

Black Diamond

Ingra and I agreed to meet at the “Coffeehouse” near Belorusskaya. I was a little late and flew into the cafe, not noticing amidst the hurrying pedestrians the pretty, young, pregnant girl standing near the entrance. Then she called me and we finally found each other. Inga Medvedeva was a champion paralympic athlete in skiing. She was 27 and awaiting the arrival of her child. When you see how she walks along the street, you don’t even realize she’s missing a leg. While we drank tea, Inga told me her story.

Seryozhka

Seryozhka

This story begins on 3 October 1997 in a small northern town when her firstborn child appeared on the earth—a son. She and her husband anxiously awaited his birth, made plans, and dreamed about what he would become. But the first sign of trouble burst out with the child’s first scream.

I like Sunday more than Monday... (Polleena Grigoryeva)

I like Sunday more than Monday... (Polleena Grigoryeva)

Our daughter is 13, she studies in the 7th form. Despite of the fact that Polly has hearing disability (her left ear doesn't hear at all and her right ear suffers from serious sensorineural hearing loss), the girl has been studying from the very start at an ordinary secondary school with excellent marks in all the subjects. She has taken part in many contests and has been a success. We would like to hope Polleena's example could inspire other families with disabled children.

 

To help children


Коваленко Максим/Kovalenko Maksim

Коваленко Максим/Kovalenko Maksim

Диагноз: Двусторонняя сенсоневральная глухота на оба уха, состояние после операции кохлеарной имплантации в апреле 2010г.

Diagnosis: bilateral sensorineural deafness, condition after cochlear implantation in April 2010

Стадниченко Таисья/Stadnichenko Taisiya

Стадниченко Таисья/Stadnichenko Taisiya

Диагноз: Двусторонняя сенсоневральная глухота на оба уха, состояние после операции кохлеарной имплантации.

Diagnosis: bilateral sensorineural deafness, condition after cochlear implantation.

Елена Лобынцева/Elena Lobintseva

Елена Лобынцева/Elena Lobintseva

Диагноз: Диспластический сколиоз IV степени

Diagnosis: dysontogenetic scoliosis of the 4th degree

Other children

Толмачева Виктория/Tolmacheva Victoria

Толмачева Виктория/Tolmacheva Victoria

Диагноз: Дефект межпредсердной перегородки
Diagnosis: atrial septal defect

Ведерникова Анна/Vedernikova Anna

Ведерникова Анна/Vedernikova Anna

Диагноз: Стеноз правой легочной артерии
Diagnosis: stenosis of the right pulmonary artery.

Тихонов Костя/Tihonov Kostya

Тихонов Костя/Tihonov Kostya

Диагноз: Двусторонняя микротия, атрезия левого слухового прохода, аномалия развития ушных раковин, тугоухость 3-4 степени
Diagnosis: bilateral microtia, atresia of left acoustic meatus, abnormal development of pinnas, hearing loss of 3-4 degree

Other children