The story of Vladislav Korshunov is a dramatic example of how things can change unexpectedly and tragically. Vladislav grew up in a family, where parents did not get along well. The father of the boy opposed strongly to his wife Elizaveta and Vladislav’s participation in Jewish community life. So, it was no surprise that the parents finally got divorced. Vladislav was only two when his father abandoned the family.
Time went by. Vladislav is now six. He has his last year in Jewish kindergarten before he starts school. Everyone who knows him say he is a true bundle of joy.
This year Vladislav’s mother remarried. Just 10 days after Elizaveta’s wedding, on June, 27 2011, Vladislav’s life changed drastically. He was at the concert in kindergarten with his grandmother when he complained of a sharp headache and fainted. His granny called for an ambulance and Vladislav was immediately hospitalized. Doctors diagnosed him with a stroke. Just in a matter of hours Vladislav went from being happy and healthy to being in a critical state…
Elizaveta had to quit her job at the rehabilitation centre to take care of her boy, and, the only sources of income for the family are salary of the boy’s stepfather, and alimony paid by Vladislav’s father which is not enough to provide the child with necessary treatment.
At present doctors struggle for child’s life – Vladislav is on artificial lung ventilation. He can neither move, nor eat by himself. After the stroke he suffers from posttraumatic shock: the boy is afraid to breath on his own. Jewish Family Outreach Service provided the boy with necessary personal hygiene items. But Vladislav badly needs professional psychological support and consultation from foreign specialists his family can not afford.
Help us bring Vladislav back to his family and his childhood!