Orphans with special needs in Ukraine are the most undervalued and ignored in their society. They are shut away in orphanages. These orphanages often struggle to get them the medical treatment they desperately need.
D lives in an orphanage in southeastern Ukraine. He was born in 2017 and has Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida. The shunt he previously had placed to drain fluid from his brain is malfunctioning and needs to be replaced.
"A ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt is a medical device that relieves pressure on the brain caused by fluid accumulation. VP shunting is a surgical procedure that primarily treats a condition called hydrocephalus. This condition occurs when excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collects in the brain's ventricles."
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