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The story of Roman Deriugin

On April 25, 2019, a boy from Irpen town, Kiev region Roman Deryugin, born on March 28, 2015, was consulted in the state institution “Heart Institute of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine”. Specialists of the Institute diagnosed the boy with congenital heart disease - an open arterial duct and a small dilatation of the left ventricle and pulmonary artery trunk.

To eliminate this congenital heart defect, Roman needs endovascular closure of the open arterial duct with a heart implant - the spiral Nit-Occlud PDA system, which costs: UAH 64,200.

The boy's family, this is his mother, Grabovskaya Tatyana Sergeevna, father Deryugin Vladimir Nikolaevich and elder sister Lilia, eight years old, disabled with cerebral palsy.

The family lives in the one-room apartment of the parents, where Tatiana Sergeyevna's younger brother lives with them in the city of Irpen, Kiev region. Parents of the boy are in a civil marriage. Roman's mother does not work; she takes care of the elder sister of the boy; the only breadwinner in the family is Deryugin Vladimir Nikolaevich; she works in the national police in transport, the next police officer in the Kiev metro.

The financial possibilities of the family are very limited and consist of the father’s salary and state aid for the child, therefore, they cannot afford to purchase an expensive heart implant — the spiral Nit-Occlud PDA system for the treatment of congenital heart disease in their son. The whole family dreams of a healthy Roman heart. He is a very lively and smiling boy, loves to play with cars, especially toy trains and trams. Roman's family lives near the train station and the boy loves to follow the train from the window.

With a request to assist in raising funds for the rescue of Roman's hearts, the mother of the boy applied to the Foundation. Here are her addresses:

“I am asking for your help in fundraising because, unfortunately, they are not able to collect such a sum of money. Only the husband works, and I care for my daughter, who has been disabled since childhood.”

Let's save more children's hearts together!