Katya got ill at the age of 11, much later than other children suffering from immunodeficiency. The harder was the ordeal for Katya’s family and her, used to a full happy life…
In April 2006 she fell off a bicycle and hurted her ankle – from this time on all the hardships of living with immunodeficiency have started. For 5 months Katya was cured in a local rural hospital. In August, being in a serious condition, she was taken to the Samara’s regional hospital. Upon the examination she was diagnosed with the “onset of the diffuse connective tissue disease, type 3 systemic lupus erythematosus affecting the heart, joints, muscles and skin”. Katya stayed in this hospital for 2 years.
In 2008 Katya got worse, and she with her mother turned to the Russian Children’s Clinical Hospital (RCCH) in Moscow. Katya underwent 10 rounds of chemotherapy, to which she was coming from home every 2 weeks and afterwards every 3 months.
In the end of 2009 Katya’s condition improved, she was even allowed to go home for whole 10 months! During this time Katya could do all the things, of which she was devoid, but which she loves so much: to go fishing with her grandfather, to communicate with the family and to improve her skills in such an unusual and not easy hobby as nail extension – Katya is dreaming of working in a beauty salon.
In February 2011 Katya got worse again, and she with her mother had to return to the RCCH. Here it is not possible to go fishing, and the girl doesn’t feel like dreaming of beauty salons... Yet Katya is here, she needs your help very much.