Purchase of a prosthetic right leg
The disease that our dad is fighting causes desmoid tumors that, in our dad’s case, grow inside his right leg. It all started when our dad was 18 years old. That is when the first tumor started to be physically visible on his leg or his right calf to be exact. The desmoid tumors invade neighbouring tissues, therefore, every now and again consecutive tumors appeared, and migrated along his leg.
The doctors were removing the tumors but, in order to avoid the spread of the disease, they usually cut out bigger areas of tissue in hope for the tumors not to spread any further. Unfortunately, the vast area of muscle tissue that ended up being cut out from dad’s leg led to contractures in both his knee and foot, which significantly handicapped his functioning. Every surgery was lifesaving but came with a cost. Each time we did not know if our dad would be able to move all by himself. Sadly, his capacity to move was deteriorating with each surgery. On that account, sometime after his 30th birthday he started to walk with one crutch and a few years later he needed two to move freely.
Tumors and surgeries significantly destroyed and deformed dad’s leg. The doctors advised him one thing, namely amputation. The hardest part of the challenge that our dad has been facing is already behind him as it was the decision to have his leg amputated. The decision was made a few months ago, and in May 2020 dad underwent the amputation surgery. It was a day that we will never forget as it opened a new chapter not only in our dad’s life, but also in the life of our family.
Although the hardest part is already behind us, another, and at the same time, the most costly stage, that is, buying a suitable prosthesis, is still ahead of us. It will allow our dad to reclaim his mobility. With that, a long rehabilitation is ahead of him. Unfortunately, the costs of the prosthesis, and the rehabilitation greatly exceed our financial capabilities; thereupon, we have decided to ask for your support! Despite several surgeries, that our dad has underwent throughout his life, he always remained active. Whether we wanted to swim with him, play volleyball or football, there was never a time when dad let his disability spoil our fun. However, we knew it was hard for him.
Now, we would like to do our best to make our dad’s dreams come true. Through buying a suitable prosthesis dad would reclaim the comfort of performing basic tasks such as, simply, being able to move all by himself, or drive a car. Thanks to the prosthesis dad will be able to perform actions that brought him joy in the past. Actions he has been unable to perform for the last two decades. Actions that others take for granted, namely, dancing, hiking or riding a bike. We are optimistic, even though we know that it is not going to be easy. We strongly believe that we will be able to help our dad, and make up for the years of lost activity. Who knows, maybe someday you will go hiking with our dad? Friends and strangers, if you can, please support our collection. We believe that together we are going to reach our goal! Thank you very much for all of your support!
Adrianna & Maksym