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The Humanitarian Center helps little Ilya to fight against serious disease. How to apply for help?


The program ‘Medicines for Children’ implemented by the Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center has been functioning since the autumn of 2015 and continues to save human lives. During this time, over 1200 children with diabetes, asthma, epilepsy and other serious diseases have received life-saving and essential drug kits.

Ilya Vinokurov from Selidovo was born on his due date, without any pathology. But when the boy was 6 months old, health problems began to appear. After visiting doctors, it appeared to be that Ilya had got vaccinations which were strictly counter-indicative for him. The diagnosis was disappointing: symptomatic epilepsy associated with abnormal development of the brain. The boy started having seizures.

The situation in the Vinokurov family that was already difficult became more complicated in the summer of 2014, when military operations began in Donbass. The boy's father, who had been working in the bank, was made redundant. The expensive treatment of his son became impossible, and the family decided to seek help from the Humanitarian Center.

‘I called to the Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center, explained the situation, and they helped us. They also bought drugs for our son and provided us with the food packages. Our family expresses the deepest gratitude to Rinat Akhmetov and his Humanitarian Center!’ Elena Vinokurova, mother of the boy, said.

Today, Ilya Vinokurov is 10 years old, the child still has health problems, but the parents of the boy believe that someday a miracle will happen.

‘The project ‘Medicines for Children’ has been functioning and saving lives from the autumn of 2015. Within the framework of the project, 3111 drug kits have been distributed. Over 1200 children have received these drugs,’ Igor Khadzhinov, head of the program ‘Targeted Aid’ of the Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center, commented on.

You can find out more about assistance on web-site of the Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center or you may call 0-800-509-001