Urgent Spinal Surgery for Rusmin

Rusmin is a friend and brother, living in Bosnia and Herzegovina, who for many years has had serious problems with his lower back.  More precisely with his spine and discs (L4, L5 and S1).  At first, he did not think it was serious and he wanted to avoid anoperation.  But, as the time went on, his condition kept getting worse.

Today, Rusmin's situation is very difficult, because his back problems have prevented him from working.   As a result, his financial situation is very difficult.

He cannot work, he suffers pain almost every day, and the neurosurgeon has told him that the wrong move could result in paralysis. The neurosurgeon also stressed that surgery is the only solution to this problem.

The back issues began in 2005, when Rusmin lived in America and worked for Washington Mutual Bank. His discs began to dehydrate, and grow thinner as a result of sitting on the job for too long.

Today, as I said, he can not work, can not be on his feet for long or walk a lot.  He returned from America to Bosnia a few years ago, but besides all this, he finds it difficult to have a roof over his head and basic needs, and he needs money for surgery.

The operation would be carried out in Munich, because  in Sarajevo where he lives he doesn't have medical insurance and would have to pay for the operation here.  But,  corruption in healthcare is taking place, besides the cost of the operation, he would have to give some money to the neurosurgeon to put him on the list and do surgery, because the list of a people who need surgery, as they said, is too long.

According to a Munich neurosurgeon, surgery could cost between 10,500 and 13,000 euros, depending on how complicated the surgery will be and what method will be used in the operation.

Let's help Rusmin get an operation on his spine, to relieve the near constant pain and to enable him to work, to take life in his own hands, because this current situation of helplessness is very difficult for him. He has been suffering for years now. This is a chance for us to do something and get Rusmin, with God's help, out of this difficult situation

Perhaps, besides the money for the operation, we could collect 2,000 euros extra for his basic needs (rent, bills, food) until he recovers after surgery and find job, because probably about 6 months he will have to be careful and not engage in physical labor.

Thanks to everyone willing to help.  If you're not able now, please pray for God to heal Rusmin, by operation or by His direct intervention.

If you would like, you can also see pictures of his MRI made in the USA and another one done in Bosnia.

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Rusmin je nas prijatelj i brat, koji vec dugi niz godina ima ozbiljnih problema sa donjim dijelom ledja, tacnije sa kicmom i diskovima (L4, L5 i S1). U pocetku nije mislio da je to ozbiljno i htio je da izbjegne operaciju, ali kako je vrijeme odmicalo njegovo stanje je bilo sve gore.


Danas je Rusminovo stanje veoma tesko, jer ga je ovaj problem sa ledjima onemogucio da radi bilo kakav posao, pa je i njegova finansijska situacija veoma teska.


On ne moze da radi, skoro svakodnevno trpi bolove, a neurohirurg mu je rekao da moze prilikom svakog nepredvidjenog pokreta da ostane paralizovan. Takodje neurohirurg mu je rekao da samo operacijom moze rijesiti svoj problem.


Njegov problem pocinje 2005. godine kada je zivio u Americi i radio za Washington Mutual Bank. Njegovi diskovi su poceli da dehidriraju, tanje se od predugog sjedenja na poslu.


Danas, kao sto rekoh, on ne moze da radi, niti da bude dugo na nogama i da hoda puno, radi toga se prije nekoliko godina vratio iz Amerike u Bosnu, ali pored svega toga on se tesko snalazi da ima krov nad glavom i osnovne potrebe, te mu je potreban i novac za operaciju.


Operaciju bi obavio u Minhenu, jer ovdje u Sarajevu nije osiguran i svakako bi i ovdje morao platiti operaciju, ali kako ovdje vlada korupcija i u zdravstvu, pored cijene operacije bi morao dati ekstra novca za neurohirurga da ga primi i operise, jer je kako kazu lista cekanja duga.


Kako je rekao neurohirurg iz Minhena, operacija bi mogla da kosta izmedju 10 500 i 13 000 eura, zavisno koliko ce operacija biti komplikovana i koja ce se metoda koristiti pri operaciji.


Pomozimo nasem bratu i prijatelju da operise kicmu, da se rijesi bolova i da se osposobi za rad i krene sa svojim zivotom, preuzme zivot u svoje ruke, jer i ova situacija bespomocnosti mu tesko pada. Dugo vremena on trpi bolove i cjelokupnu tesku situaciju, radi toga sto nije imao novca za operaciju, tako da je sada sansa da mi ucinimo nesto da Rusmina uz Boziju pomoc izbavimo iz njegove teske situacije


Mozda bi mogli da pored para za operaciju prikupimo i 2 000 eura extra da ima za osnovne zivotne potrebe (renta, racuni, hrana), dok se ne oporavi nakon operacije i ne nadje neki posao, jer vjerovatno oko 6 mjeseci ce se trebati cuvati i ne izlagati se napornom radu.


Hvala svima koji budu ucestvovali u ovoj akciji i time pomognu nasem bratu i prijatelju, a ko nije u mogucnosti da pomogne, neka se pomoli za brata, da Bog da izljecenje Rusminu, bilo operacijom ili Njegovom direktnom intervencijom.


Takodje mozete vidjeti slike njegovog MRI uradjenog u USA i jos jedan uradjen u Bosni.

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $80 
    • 35 mos
  • James Baumgardner 
    • $100 
    • 35 mos
  • Gae Veit 
    • $200 
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Greg Akin 
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Reedley, CA
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