Medicine

Igor's Incredible Story

2017-01-09 12:18:10

These tales have a lot in common. Pregnancy, premature birth. The fear of parents and that massive overwhelming hope that everything is going to turn out OK. Restless work of doctors and nurses, multiple tests and thosands of minutes of anxiety and stress for everyone involved in the fight of life and health of the youngest patients. Igor's story had a dramatic beginning - doctors feared that due to retinopathy of prematurity he would not be able to see the world at all. Parents and doctors united their efforts to - quite literally - open Igor's eyes to the world around him. Specialists from the Children's Health Institute in Warsaw were able to operate in order to improve Igor's eyesight. 

Igor is 14 years old now, and he is growing up to be quite an athlete! Despite his visual impairment (he has no peripheral vision), Igor is an avid table tennis player, training two times a week. Igor's attitude and tenacity sure play a substantial part in his sporting success. 

 

 

 

 

You played a very important part in Igor's story, because our hero is one of thousands of children whose eyesight has been treated thanks to your support. Diagnosis and treatment of Igor's eyesight was made possible thanks to the Nationwide Programme for Prevention and Treatment of Retinopathy of Prematurity, which is one of the five nationwide initiatives fully financed and run by the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation. 

 

 

Similar Stories
2016-11-30 13:27:37

Teaching CPR in Białystok

Our CPR wagon is back on the road! This time the team of instructors has travelled to eastern Poland to teach first aid to teachers from schools participating in our CPR for Schools Programme. Would your schol like to participate? Read on for more information!

2016-11-30 13:41:59

Print Your Own Stamp

There is something magical about snail mail. And something so special about having your own stamp - after all it used to be a privilege reserved to crowned heads of state! We were delighted to have been commemorated with stamps with our logo in the previous years, but alas, this year Polish Post removed our stamp from their schedule...

2016-12-02 16:15:10

Szymon Bajor's Worshops in Tyczyn

We are going to train with the top MMA fighter - Szymon Bajor during exclusive fitness workshops organised as a part of the Grand Finale events in Tyczyn.

2016-12-02 21:48:09

Grand Finale in Paris

It is the 8th time that we are going to be bringing the Grand Finale extravaganza to Paris! We are launching our festivities on January the 14th on 6pm in Mat'Cafe in Sèvres.

See more