Since the beginning of the war in eastern Ukraine in 2014, more than 30,000 people have been seriously injured during hostilities. After russia’s large-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the number of severely injured increased significantly due to massive missile attacks, bombings, mining – a continuous fire avalanche from the enemy’s side on military facilities and civilian infrastructure all over Ukraine.
Fighters with damage to the central and peripheral nervous system found themselves in a difficult situation, in desperate need of specialized neurorehabilitation.
Understanding that our defenders should receive high quality rehabilitation in Ukraine, the «KRAN» Charitable Foundation in partnership with the «NODUS» clinic (Scientific&Practical Neurological & Neurosurgical Rehabilitation Research Center) have been implementig a charitable project of specialized rehabilitation of wounded and traumatized military and combatants-volunteers for many years.
Specialized, high-quality rehabilitation at the “Nodus” clinic brings Hope thanks to:
- the experienced multidisciplinary team of doctors who have been treating and restoring the health of wounded (often gravely wounded) and traumatized soldiers since 2014;
- individual rehabilitation programs (tailored rehabilitation);
- advanced rehabilitation technologies (robotic systems with biofeedback);
- rehabilitation sessions for 6-8 hours daily.
Since the end of February 2022 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Guard, the Internal Service, the Special Operations Forces, and Territorial Defence Forces have been addressing to the clinic for specialized medical care.
*During the large-scale russian invasion of Ukraine from February 24, 2022 till March 10, 2023, 90 wounded servicemen received restorative treatment & specialized neurorehabilitation free of charge at “Nodus” in the framework of the charity project.
At present 71 defenders are undergoing treatment & rehabilitation, of which: 19 people – specialized neurorehabilitation, 52 soldiers – psychological rehabilitation (*data as of March 10, 2023).
Among them are those who, as a result of injuries, became partially immobilized, lost the ability to move, walk… and ended up in a wheelchair.
WE DON’T BUY WHEELCHAIRS, WE RAISE THE GRAVELY INJURED ON THEIR FEET!
Andriy Buevich from Bucha, a 32-year-old commander, in January 2023 on combat mission in the Bakhmut direction (near Soledar) received a wound to the head, which led to a severe transcranial brain injury (TBI), immobilization of the left part of the body, in addition, a fragment of shrapnel got stuck in the brain. Despite the severe wound, Andriy continued to command his comrades.
After evacuation and completion of surgical treatment (removal of the shrapnel and implantaion of a plate to close the skull), the injured hero required specialized intensive neurorehabilitation to restore mobility and the ability to sit, stand and walk again. The warrior’s specialized technological rehabilitation began with verticalization, and now Andriy works out for 5-6 hours every day to restore body balance, develop joints, develop muscle strength and gradually achieve his goal – not to remain living in a wheelchair and return to the frontline to defend Ukraine.
Vladyslav Kurysko, a 46-year-old soldier of the Ukrainian Armed Forces from Kyiv, a record holder of Ukraine in running and swimming, a real IronMan, was seriously wounded on the Eastern frontline in January 2023, which led to a severe spinal injury – practically immobilization of the whole body and disappointing prospects for health recovery.
However, the early, intensive, specialized, technological neurorehabilitation by the experienced doctors of “Nodus” and thanks to the indomitable will of the Warrior give impressive results in such a short period of time. In January 2023 his rehabilitation began with gradual verticalization in March Vlad is able to do such difficult exercises.
Pavlo Poznanskiy from Ochakiv, a 29-year-old unbroken defender of Mariupol, a soldier of the 36th Marine Brigade, received five bullet wounds in April 2022, one of which caused a severe spinal cord injury (SCI) and partial immobility.
In russian captivity for almost three months Pavlo’s condition worsened. After the exchange of prisoners, the soldier returned to Ukraine and has been undergoing intensive neurorehabilitation since August 2022. His steel will and hard daily work at sessions in order to achieve his Dream – to walk again.
Oleksandra Lysytska, a 30-year-old doctor from Kyiv, in February-April 2022 was involved in the evacuation of people from Irpin and the temporary occupied villages of Kyiv region, in May she joined the combat medics. She rescued the wounded on the Eastern combat zone. But in January 2023, an enemy drone hit the stabilization medical center in the Kharkiv region, where Oleksandra’s team worked. She was seriously injured, and now she is unable to walk due to unbearable neuropathic pain and immobility of her left leg. She moves temporarily in a wheelchair and works daily with the doctors of “Nodus” to restore her health and mobility.
Courageous, indomitable soldiers and medics bring our Victory closer at the cost of their own health and lives.
It is a great honor for us to help the wounded defenders of Ukraine “get back on their feet” and live a fullfilling life, to have a bright future in a peaceful, prosperous Ukraine.
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