Please familiarize yourself with the entire description carefully. Julia is 17, but her life is far different from the lives of her peers - mainly because she suffers from cystic fibrosis - in both abdominal and lung form. Because of said disease, doctors, hospitals, examinations, and treatments are inseparable parts of Julia's everyday life Cystic fibrosis is not the only opponent Julka has to deal with. There are also comorbidities: diabetes, celiac disease, hypothyroidism, and cirrhosis. The last one is the most terrifying one, especially when the then fourteen-year-old Julia and her mother, Marlena, learned about the issue in 2018.
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Before the diagnosis, Julia was struggling with increasing, unbearable abdominal pain, severe abdominal circumference, as well as leg, arm, and face swelling. Breathing difficulties also developed with time. After being hospitalized in an emergency room and passing a series of tests, it turned out that the enlarged circumference of the abdomen was ascites caused by liver cirrhosis. The situation was so serious that the girl was taken to the Children's Health Center in Warsaw to undergo examinations and qualification for liver transplantation. In the meantime, she also underwent specialized lung and performance tests. Unfortunately, she also had to deal with yet another difficulty. Drugs administered for 3 weeks of intensive lung treatment should have been administered intravenously, but Julia's veins could not withstand them and a central intake system was needed.
It is just a description of a few weeks in Julia's life. It has to be said that the description itself is rather scary. If you want to get to know Julia better and learn more about her struggle with diseases she has been suffering from, we would like to encourage you to visit her channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXMfW5SJJEVsdIhAEa3isA - she decided that despite her illness, she would create her online channel to share her everyday life with others. She talks about problems with health and treatment, thereby showing people what cystic fibrosis is. She copes with all the difficulties like a real champ, but she admits that it has not always been the case and that she has had moments of doubt, weakness, and rebellion.
(Julia with her younger sister Ola)
Every day spent with beloved ones is the source of comfort and joy for her, despite the huge amount of medications she has to take. Currently, doctors are in control of Julia's health condition and life in general. In order to maintain said condition for as long as possible, it is necessary to visit the Children's Memorial Health Institute in Warsaw to undergo examinations under the supervision of numerous specialists (including pulmonologist, gastroenterologist, liver transplant clinic, gynecologist, as well as ENT specialist) and take part in physiotherapist appointments in Bydgoszcz. A significant sum of money is also needed for medications and dietary items (high-calorie, low-salt, and gluten-free ones). Visits to the pulmonary clinic are aimed at improving the condition of the lungs so that - if a liver transplant is necessary - the lungs will not jeopardize Julia's chances for normal life in the future. Julia's lungs require an intensive drainage therapy, i.e. - the removal of mucus that is sticky like plasticine.
Julia takes advantage of a medication-based program, thanks to which she does not have to cover the huge cost of the treatment by herself. The only condition that has to be met is to answer every call and request regarding tests (lung function, sputum culture, MRI, tomography). The aforementioned program is designed to prevent the further spread of bacteria in Julia's lungs or to at least minimize it. PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA is a deadly bacterium that develops in a moist environment. Julia was qualified for said program due to the fact that she developed resistance to almost all medications, including Colistin, which is commonly used in the case of the discussed infection.
Cystic fibrosis is an insidious disease that attacks from nowhere at the most inopportune times and does severe damage to patient’s body. He or she has to undergo necessary procedures every day, as without them, he or she would not be able to function. Said treatments consume most of free time Julia could have spent on going out with her peers or on her hobbies. In order to breathe, she must be very disciplined in terms of inhalation and undergo drainage several times a day - in order not to lead to mucus build-up, exacerbations, and pneumonia. There are days, when she simply cannot get out of bed and catch her breath.
Needs we collect funds for:
- Providing support with regard to the purchase of medications, which Julia has to take in large quantities.
- Providing support in financing inhalers, nebulizers, and drainage equipment.
- Providing support in buying Julia food products suitable for her diet (high-calorie, low-salt and gluten-free ones)
- Providing help in financing trips to the Children's Health Center in Warsaw - in terms of travel costs, but also medical examinations and consultations, if such are necessary.
- Assistance in financing physiotherapist visits in Bydgoszcz, including travel costs.
- Support with paying bills for Julia and her family's apartment.
- Providing support in supplying Julia and her family with clothes and shoes.
- Camera - it is Julia's biggest dream. We hope that we will be able to fulfill it in time
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Or you can make a direct bank transfer "For Julia"
Skrytka pocztowa 2108
90-959 Łódź 2
SORT CODE: 11402004
Account number depending on currency:
PLN: PL35 1140 2004 0000 3002 7709 9827
USD: PL39 1140 2004 0000 3612 1128 1047
GBP: PL92 1140 2004 0000 3812 1128 1062
Euro: PL63 1140 2004 0000 3112 1128 1054
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02-04-2021 - We provided Julia capsules to support the absorption of vitamins.
31-03-2021 - We have provided a package full of clothes for Julia's younger sister - Ola. She is so cute and sweet :). We received the package from Izabela. Thank you very much for it!
24-03-2021 - We are pleased to announce that we have already been able to start helping Julia :) We have supported the teenager in question in terms of paying for her medications and trips to Bydgoszcz in order to take part in consultations with a physiotherapist. We have covered the cost of said consultations as well. We have also helped her cover the cost of train tickets. Destination: Warsaw - Children's Memorial Health Institute.