I am asking for your help to my baby, nephew. He is 8-month-old. His name is Arsen, and he lives in Russia. When Arsen's mother was pregnant, she caught a cold. As a result, Arsen was born early and immature. He was born very small and slim. The doctors said he will be as same as other babies. When he was around 4 - 5 month, the doctor said he cannot see hear, walk, and he will die during the first year of his life or if he is lucky, he can live up to 15 years. The doctor said, he has a problem with the brain (neurology). His brain looks such as 98 year-old-man because his brain atrophied. We were crying and it was very stressful for us, but his mother was starting to fight for his health and life. She tried to find babies with the same diagnoses on the Internet. I asked her to try to find the best doctors and treatments, and I promised I would support her. I supported them before, and I just worked and working now for him, but treatments, medications ... are very expensive. He would not live any day without medications or treatments. After needle therapies, massages, and special treatments he started to hold a little bit his head and turn over. Arsen's parents' opinion, he looks at people and toys, but the doctor said, his brain does not work. He got a vision disability one month ago. Finally, he started to eat very well. Arsen gave us a motivation and hope. We are continuing to fight for his health. Arsen's mom found a doctor who treats the babies with these diagnoses, but it was very expensive. The doctors did a special massage, exercises in the pool, ... and recommended to them to go to Krasnodar, Russia to the therapeutic facility. The doctor gave us hope, and he said if we continue to his method of treatment, Arsen may become like a normal child and he can go to a school as usual children. He can recover cells of the brain. Another doctor said he can help him in Israel. The parents tried the first doctor because it is local. I am going to visit Arsen on July 31, and he will go with his parents to Krasnodar, Russia. He is so small, and he cannot survive, and be a normal child without our help. Arsen has a big problem with the brain, but he does not know about it because he is small. When he is eating or lying, he is always singing like a bird. I wish one day he can see, hear, and walk in his life because without these things his life will be like living in a dark room. I am living alone in America, full-time student, and I do not have a strong shoulder. My income is low and I am already in debt so banks do not give me loans. Arsen's parents and I cannot support on our own. I hope for your help, together we can bring normal life to Arsen and happiness to his mom and dad.
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