1. A lot of creative workshops took place this summer and fall — classes and cultural events that “Create Yourself” organized for the kids we've taken under our wing:
— Master-classes in photography were organized together with the help of National Geographic Russia. There were a total of five such master-classes at the Moscow Zoo and the Butterfly Museum that a total of 80 children took part in.
— There were excursions to an exhibition and art master-classes at the Garage gallery; 40 children took part in two different excursions and two master-classes.
— There were also four different excursions to the Chocolate Museum that included 80 children. For almost half an hour after the end of the tour, the children didn’t want to leave this tasty palace of chocolate.
— The concert “Spasskaya Bashnya” for Moscow City Day included 400 participants of the “Create Yourself” program (children and their parents).
— Another 250 participants (again, children and their parents) were able to watch the ballet “Kostroma. ”
2. From June to September we were able to raise 973,962 rubles ($31,786). In all, the total we've been able to raise with the help of our readers between March 23 and September 10 is 1,540,562 rubles ($50,278)). Readers of The Moscow Times have helped the following kids:
— Olesya Chasovskikh (born August 18, 1999, in Tambovskaya Region): currently living in a boarding school for children with defective motor skills). She has a heart defect, and her treatment, which will cost 248,860 rubles ($8,122), has been paid for. Her hospital stay began on September 1.
— Kirill Larin (born July 24, 2004, in Udmutriya). He has congenital chest and spinal curvature, and after an operation, the funds we raised for him were used to pay for a metal structure that helps support his spine. The total cost of the procedure 218,000 rubles ($7,115). He was discharged from the hospital on July 6 after his treatment was finished.
— Avgustin Lesayev (born June 28, 2007, in Moscow): congenital scoliosis of the fourth degree. His treatment, which also involved a metal structure for spinal support, totalled 180,000 rubles ($5,874) and was completely covered. He was discharged from the hospital on July 9 after his treatment was finished.
— Temur Ashurov (born August 4, 1998, in Moscow): brain tumor. His treatment, including all materials and expenditures for hygiene, etc., was completely paid for. The total cost was 139,749 rubles ($4,522). His treatment is still ongoing.
— Viktoria Tolmacheva (born January 31, 2005, in Moscow region): heart defect. The cost of treatment, 245,430 rubles ($8,010), was covered, but Viktoria's mother refused to allow her daughter undergo the operation. The donated funds will be used by other children with heart defects.
— Olga Safonova (born April 4, 1998, in Krasnodar krai): bilateral, chronic attic disease and conductive hearing loss in both ears. The cost to implant a Baha hearing aid (350,00 rubles/$11,423) is covered by donations. Preparations for hospitalization are under way.
— Viktoria Afonasenkova (born February 9, 2006, in Vologradskaya region): heart defect. The cost of treatment is 150,910 rubles ($4,925) and was covered by donations, but after further analysis, the operation was cancelled. The donation money will be used for other children with heart defects.
— Anastasia Kizim (born September 3, 1994, in Krasnodar): fourth-degree scoliosis-related deformations in the chest and spine resulting from Marfan syndrome. Her treatment, which also involved a metal structure for spinal support, will cost 297,300 rubles ($9,703) and is completely covered. She is currently on a waiting list for the procedure.
— Diana Karayeva (born December 19, 1992, in the Kabardino-Balkarskaya republic): fourth-degree dysplastic scoliosis of the chest and right side. Her treatment, which also involved a metal structure for spinal support, will cost 252,000 rubles ($8,154) and is completely covered. She is currently on a waiting list for the procedure.
— Daria Mironenko (born March 18, 2008, in Belgorodskaya region): heart defect. The cost of treatment, 60,410 rubles ($1,972), was covered by donations. She was released from the hospital on August 14 after completing treatment.
— Anton Kompaniets (born January 4, 1994, in Voronezh): Scolial deformations of the spinal column as a result of neuromatosis. His treatment, which also involved a metal structure for spinal support, will cost 291,000 rubles ($9,416) and is completely covered. He is currently on a waiting list for the procedure.
— Konstantin Tikhonov (born September 15, 2007, in Stavropol): microtia in both ears, atresia in the left ear canal, growth defect in both auditory canals, deafness of the third to fourth degree. The cost to implant a hearing aid is 195,000 rubles ($6,310) and is covered by donations. The apparatus has been bought, and now all the settings and fittings are being prepared.
— Svetlana Pylilina (born December 12, 2008, in Moscow): microtia in both ears, atresia in her outer ear canals, deafness of the fourth degree. The cost to implant a hearing aid is 195,000 rubles ($6,310) and is covered by donations. The apparatus has been bought, and now all the settings and fittings are being prepared.
3. The series of events for the “I Also Want to Learn” program, which prepares children for school, gathered school supplies for three different funds (“Nastenka”, “Anit Fund” and “Detskii Derevni SOS”) — 25 boxes in all, full of supplies that children need for school classes.
The Moscow Times wants to express thanks to all our readers and partners who took part in the lives and further development of these children, all of whom are being cared for by our “Create Yourself” program.
Thank you all very much!
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
Слепцова Айсена/Sleptsova Aisena
Диагноз: Двусторонняя врожденная аномалия развития наружного и среднего уха (микротия средней степени/атрезия полная). Двусторонняя кондуктивная тугоухость II-III ст.
Diagnosis: bilateral congenital abnormity of development of outer and middle ear (microtia of the 3rd degree, atresia). Bilateral conductive hearing loss of the 2nd — 3rd degree.
Екатерина Смирнова/Ekaterina Smirnova
Диагноз: Диспластический правосторонний грудной сколиоз IV степени
Diagnosis: dysontogenetic thoracic righ-sided scoliosis of the 4th degree
Диагноз: Детский церебральный паралич
Диагноз: двусторонняя тугоухость по смешанному типу 4 степени, двусторонняя атрезия наружного слухового прохода, двусторонняя микротия 3 степени