VERY URGENT❗️Franio is dying, this is the last chance to save his life!

URGENT!
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life-saving heart surgery in the USA

Franio Rusielewicz, 3 years

Warszawa, mazowieckie

congenital heart defect: fusion of the pulmonary trunk with a defect of the interventricular septum and collateral vessels

Started: 24 November 2020
Ends: 27 May 2021

URGENT! Franio's heart is in mortal danger! Without surgery, this 3-year-old boy will die! No cardiac surgery center in Europe can help Frania anymore. Professor Hanley and the hospital in Stanford in the US remained - the same one where other Polish children with sick hearts got a chance to live - Julka, Emil, Antoś, Weronika ... Franuś could be among them! Please - help, share, save life!

Franio Rusielewicz

Our son was born with the extreme form of a heart defect. He has already had a very hard operation behind him, a dramatic fight for his life. Our story seemed to have a happy ending ... Unfortunately, it is not. Franio's heart is failing again, we have returned to the starting point. Nowhere in Poland or in Europe they can help their son. The USA remains, a place where children with the most seriously ill hearts are saved. Children like our son ... Without rescue, our Franuś will simply die.

Franuś has a congenital heart defect - fusion of the pulmonary trunk with a defect of the interventricular septum and collateral vessels ... Anatomy possible from the worst, non-operative defect ... Our world fell into ruins. Those were terrible moments, full of great despair - to hold my son in our arms and know that no one gives him a chance, and we have no hope ... We did not think about what Franuś would be like when he grows up, but about whether he will survive ... Instead of happiness in our child's life there was only fear that death would not happen soon. We were so afraid for him.

Franio Rusielewicz

To help our son we went to Italy - to the place where doctors from Poland sent us. There, in a hospital in Rome, Professor Carotti, a famous cardiac surgeon who undertook the treatment of Frank, is operating. The operation was reimbursed by the National Health Fund due to the inability to treat my son in the country. It lasted 12 hours and was supposed to be a complete heart correction, a happy ending to Franio's story. She was successful. In January we returned to Rome to widen the pulmonary vessels. Again, good news - we were told the surgery was uneventful. Unfortunately, the truth was different ...

We were worried that Franuś is weak, gray on his face ... This ash color was a symptom that something was wrong. We went to the echo of the heart in Poland ... There it turned out that the surgery did not improve anything, that it was bad again. We landed in a hospital in Katowice, where Franuś was to have dilated pulmonary vessels again. We waited for news, not expecting that it would not be bad, but tragic ... After three hours of surgery, the doctor came. He told us that our child only had one lung working, that the heart was very overloaded, that unfortunately he did nothing and could not do anything. There was a complication in Rome that was kept from us. We felt cheated. What was to be repaired turned out to be completely damaged ...

Franio Rusielewicz

Both in Poland and in Rome it was recognized that Franek could no longer be operated on, that there was no way to save him. We are back to square one. Fear returned, the worst in the world - for the child's life ... In the state in which he is now, our son will not live to adulthood. Franuś grows and his heart at some point will not be able to pump blood. The lungs will become fibrotic ... Then there is only one way for our son - simultaneous heart and lung transplantation ... There are practically no organs for transplantation for young children. No treatment is a death sentence for Fran. Without help, our son will one day simply suffocate ...

The only hope is overseas, in Professor Hanley, who saves little hearts that no one else gives a chance ... The Stanford Center told us that Franek was a candidate for surgery for them. However, they must carefully examine it. If it turns out that our son gets a qualification, which we hope for, the professor will perform the operation immediately. Franuś will get a chance for life! However, the cost is huge ... Zero is spinning in front of your eyes - several million zlotys! This is our hope for our child's life. Our chance, the only one we have, for Franio to live, to grow up and stay with us.

Franio Rusielewicz

If we do not get this money, our son's life will fade like a flame in the wind, and finally disappear forever. One day Franio's heart will just stop beating. We cannot let that happen! The clinic will set a date as soon as the collection bar shows 100% ... We have no time to waste, so we are begging you for help!

Parents

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