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16:01 04 Nov 2021

Ukrainians raised UAH 50 million for Lviv resident Viktoria Poliuha for SMA treatment

The necessary UAH 50 million was raised for one-and-a-half-year-old Viktoria Poliuha from Lviv with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) for a Zolgensma injection, which will help save her life.

This was reported by ZAXID.NET.

On Thursday, November 4, the charity announced the completion of fundraising for Viktoria Poliuha. The last million to save the girl was transferred by the parents of a boy suffering from SMA Kyrylo Kondrashov from the Donetsk region, who won a free injection this year.

Volunteer Natalia Havryliv said that the other day Viktoria Poliuha's parents received a new bill from a clinic in San Antonio worth about UAH 50 million. The necessary money has been collected as of November 4. The American clinic is ready to accept the girl for treatment until December 10.

"For the entire collection period, the largest amount that came to the fund's account to help Victoria was 1 million UAH. The smallest amount was 2-4 UAH to cards. As of September, we managed to raise half of the required funds. Then we – volunteers and girl's parents – understood that we needed to do the same thing, simply once again. And we succeeded. Though in the beginning when the cost of treatment started from UAH 65 million, few believed that it is possible," Natalia Havryliv shares impressions.

To recap, the collection for Viktoria Poliuha's treatment began in the spring of this year.

Then the administration of the Lviv Victoria Gardens shopping mall decided to give up the celebration of the next anniversary of the shopping center's opening and transferred UAH 500,000 to the account of Viktoria's parents.

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