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„Happy Lion – for Veronika Izsó” Foundation

Who am I?

Hello, my name is Veronika Izsó,I am an 11 years old, disabled girl, from Budapest, Hungary (Europe). I was born 14 weeks premature with 940 gr and 37 cm. I had to spend 3 months in the baby special care unit before I could go home. Right after my birth, I got a cerebral palsy (CP), which partly destroyed the nerves of my brain. At the age of 3 months, due to hydrocephalus (overproduction of brain liquid), related to my premature birth, a shunt (valve) was placed into my head, which let the surplus liquid to my stomach through a tube under my skin. Since I am also diagnosed with Asperger syndrome (kind of Autism).

Why the foundation was established?

By seeing all the effort of the family, one of their friend István Farkas found out, that there is the time to look further and wider support and in 2012 he started to work on to form the Foundation. the documents of the Foundation can be found among the documents.

How is my status?

As a result of the CP I became disabled. I am unable to stand or walk independently. Fortunately in 2013 as a result of a huge cooperation I had a serious surgery carried out in the spine by cutting some nerves. The operation called SDR. It gave me an enormous step on the way of improvement. My state is much better after this surgery, then, it was before. Now, to keep up the level we reached with this surgery, I still need lot of therapies and exercises to reach the most complete life. Before SDR surgery my muscles were very spastic, I used several aids for movement. I could not straighten up myself, and I had severe muscle pain.

After the surgery I am much better, and reached a higher level of tones, strength and range of movement, my disability has not disappeared and it never will. It means that I have to keep on doing the therapies and exercises.

I am still ahead of a surgery of my ankle. I am improved much after the SDR and I have no any pain since. The therapies and exercises seems more easier, but still sometimes I wish I could play and live as any other “normal” child.

Why do I still need help?

As you can see, I am still attending lot of therapy and training – daily minimum 1-15 hrs – which are cost a fortune, and my family cannot manage it alone. Our plan for year 2016 you can find under the Goal page. The budget for this year is about 15.000 Eur.

How can you help me?

Mainly we are expecting donations, but we are awaiting any other way of help, for example platform to place our charity box, or advertisment. We are happy to receive any kind of support, presenting myself on events, where we can introduce my amazing journey. My bank account details can be found here

Please forward my website’s link and my existence to as many of your friends and contacts as possible to support me to reach my goals faster and live my live as normal as possible.

Thank you in advance!

Vera the “Happy Lion”

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