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    31 Brooksville Avenue London NW6 6TH
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    Account: Rusfond UK
    Bank: Barclays Bank
    Address: 99 Hatton Gardens, London, EC1N 8DN Sort code : 20-82-94 Account No: 63579514

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Dear Friends,

You are facing a serious situation and you have decided to turn to Rusfond UK.
We will try to do everything we can to help you. Please send the following information to info@rusfond.org.uk: you first and last name, first and last name of the child who needs help, his or her birthdate along with an outline of the problem (i.e. diagnosis, name of the hospital and the cost of medical treatment if known). Please also include your full mailing address and zip code, your email address, if any, and your phone numbers.

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Valya Grinchenko, 10 years old, congenital defect of the genitourinary system, requires medical assessment and surgery at the Portland Hospital, London (United Kingdom).

Valya Grinchenko, 10 years old, congenital defect of the genitourinary system, requires medical assessment and surgery at the Portland Hospital, London (United Kingdom).

Money for treatment (53 372.85 GBP) was collected by TV viewers of Channel One and Rusfond readers. Donate to Rusfond UK  to cover the living costs in London, household expenses and expendable medical supplies such as catheters.

My son was diagnosed with the defect of the genitourinary system in utero. Straight after birth, his medical assessment has shown that the kidneys were enlarged and his urine flow was disrupted. We were then referred to a hospital where he was diagnosed  with a vesicoureteric reflux (VUR) – whereby the processed urine flowed back into the kidneys (Rusfond addition), nephritis  and renal pelvic dilation.  When Valya was three months old, he underwent a plastic surgery of the ureters. His condition improved slightly. In order to improve the flow of urine  from his bladder, a catheter was fitted. A year later however, his pyelonephritis came back. We reached out to the Russian Scientific Centre of Radiology (RNCRR) in Moscow and in 2011 he underwent a very complex surgery on his ureters. The pyelonephritis was successfully treated, however the VUR didn't respond to treatment. Last year my son underwent another surgery on the neck of his  bladder at the same hospital. This surgery didn't help either. His kidneys are failing. Because of the condition of his bladder, no one is willing to carry out the kidney transplant. A hospital in England is willing to help us, however the medical bill is huge. Please help us, we beg you! 

Oksana Grinchenko, Murmansk region

2017-08-07

Paediatric urological consultant at the Portland Hospital, Professor Imran Mushtaq (London, United Kingdom): ‘The boy's condition is quite serious. He requires a thorough medical assessment. We presume that he will require a plastic surgery on the bladder and possibly a ureteral re implantation surgery of both ureters'.