Irishka Pepe wrote -Hello good people,
This is my first fundraiser, I'm not very familiar with the rules yet... But this story touched me so deeply. First I would like to explain what I'm trying to raise money for.
I'm trying to help one little girl from totally poor and brutal part of Russia to walk again. She lost both ankles. I would either like to bring her to the US and get prosthetic legs for her; or to help cover the cost of treatments at the hospital her adoptive parents will choose. I live near Yale New Haven Hospital and I would provide board for her and her family if needed. I'm also in process of working things out with the hospital in order to reduce the cost of her treatment (considering her story). $50,000.00 is the rough amount that would help a lot to bring her here and to get started. Here is the link that shows some price ranges for 1 leg (she needs both). http://www.disabled-world.com/assistivedevices/prostheses/prosthetics-costs.php
Now is her story. I will attach a video about her. Please don't watch it if you have heart problems or pregnant or in a poor mental health. I'm pretty strong, but still shaking after watching first 15 min of the program. Also, the video is in Russian, but after I explain what happened you will be able to understand.
Family of 6 (parents and 4 kids) on New Year's Eve 2012. Parents wanted to have a party, but kids were hungry and kept asking parents to feed them. So, they took 3 kids out of 4 and locked them inside cold, dark sauna outside at -40 F temperature. FOR 3 DAYS! they didn't even think about them for 3 days. .. 2 boys (5 and 6 years old) didn't make it... 2 year old Ksyusha survived, but her ankles got severe ice burn, she lost both of them. 4th child was left at home (Ksyusha's sister Zhenya, she is 1 year old). So girls survived and at the hospital right now in Chita, Russia http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8070814.stm Hospital nurses teach them songs, feed them. Girls never saw cheese or fruit before. I get constant updates from the hospital and have contact information from the adoption center. Please contact me if you would like to adopt both girls, they try to keep them together (adoption is only available to non US citizens). They don't ask about their parents and don't miss their mama or dada. Unfortunately starting January 2013 president V. Putin made it impossible to adopt kids from Russia by American Citizens, but I'm positive, that stupid law will not stop us from helping poor children in need.
Here is the link to the video:
Let's help as much as we can.