Closed Let's give Dominic a chance for better life

An aid project by J. K.Pitra in Zagreb, Croatia

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J. K.Pitra (Project Manager)

J. K.Pitra
Humanitarian Action "For Dominic" has been organized to raise funds to purchase The Vest® Airway Clearance System, and for which Croatian Health Insurance Institute) does not cover costs.

Dominic is a four-years-old boy who stayed without oxygen at birth what resulted with severe brain damage and ischemic encephalopathy. In the first hours of his life he had epileptic seizures and has been diagnosed with one of the most severe forms of epilepsy, West syndrome. In addition Dominic has cerebral palsy and spastic quadriplegic that causes stiffness of muscles and severe daily pain. Due to severe damage he can not be fed by mouth and has placed gastronomy feeding tube (PEG) (a tube that goes directly into his stomach). As result of all this he has permanent respiratory problems that require frequent hospitalization. Unfortunately, each new infection can cause a lung collapse.

The Vest® Airway Clearance System is medical device that can help

How can it help?
The Vest® Airway Clearance System is a patented medical device that uses High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO) to provide Chest Physiotherapy (CPT). HFCWO helps the patient to clear the lungs of excess mucus and also provides improved lung drainage.

Price of this medical device is not small, EUR 15.000,00

Thank you to all people of good will who will be involved in this action and help Dominic in his fight for life.

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Location: Zagreb, Croatia

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