Age: 8 y. o.
Residence: Ivanovo, Russia
Diagnosis: microtia grade 2, partial artresia, hearing loss
Needs:treatment in US
Funds to raise: $8,347
Alexander was born with a congenital pathology of the ears. Four years ago, after a conference with American doctors, the family began collecting for an operation in a US clinic. Yet in September, the boy was diagnosed with cholesteatoma in his right ear. The treatment plan has changed. Such a tumor upon its growth destroys the tissues, the auditory ossicles, the auditory nerve. Its contents can enter the meninges and cause meningitis. The child can only be helped if operated on. The American clinic Global Hearing is ready to perform the surgery for Alexander to restore the hearing and remove cholesteatoma. The clinic bill amounts to $56,000. It remains to collect $8,347.