At 7 years old Iva was diagnosed with scoliosis. From that day on my sweet niece started her fight with scoliosis. For years she had a daily exercise routine along with swimming. Eventually she had to start wearing a special corset for at least 20 hours a day. She visited Schroth method camps, which teaches a non-surgical treatment for scoliosis though exercises customized for each patient. Unfortunately, these efforts were not successful in stopping the curving of the spine, which is at an extremely dangerous 82 degrees. This severe curve of the spine endangers Iva's heart, lungs, and stomach.
Iva needs to have a life saving surgery in the next 6 months. Without the operation she will start getting severe back pain, lung infections and heart problems.
Iva went for a consultation in Germany with one of the leading surgeons in scoliosis- Dr. Per Trobisch.
Dr. Trobisch believes after the surgery Iva can lead a normal active life
The cost of the surgery is close to $30 000 which is 3 times more than the average annual Bulgarian salary of $9600. We have raised close to $12 000 through family and are asking for help to reach our goal. Iva's operation has to be done before Summer 2019, which gives us barely enough time to do everything possible to reach that goal. Donating or sharing the GoFundMe with your friends would mean so much to us. Please help Iva get her life back.
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