Vladimir thanks everyone who has contributed. He is very grateful.
Vladimir applied for a hardship exemption from his Montgomery County property and school taxes and the County has stopped threatening eviction. He will still need to meet this obligation, so the fundraising continues.
On the health front, Vlad is undergoing therapy for the gout wound in his foot which needs to heal before he can pursue stem cell therapy.
Tax payment on Vladimir's home and three stem cell treatments
Vlad is totally and permanently disabled with hereditary congestive heart failure. He suffers additionally from COPD and chronic gout, in spite of a healthy lifestyle. Vlad is hoping three Intravenous stem cell infusions will repair his body enough to provide a higher quality of life. Medical insurance will not pay for this therapy.
In addition to the infusions – and urgently – in spite of Vladimir's disability, Montgomery County is threatening to sell Vladimir's home – the one his father built himself – for the $13,000 of back taxes owed on it.
Vlad has helped many people in the course of his career. He is hoping now for the financial assistance needed to finish his life more comfortably in the home his father built.
He is reaching out to you for help.
Experimental stem cell treatment is Vlad's only hope to improve his quality of life. Vlad responded well enough to two stem cell treatments in 2010 (at a ground-breaking clinic in Mission Viejo, Calif.) for cardiovascular and kidney function (stage 3 kidney failure). He had such good results from the stem cell treatment that he qualified for double knee replacements.
Vlad has a partially paralyzed diaphragm, so he needs oxygen during the day and an oxygen concentrator and Bi-PAP machine to sleep. He is an invalid largely confined to his home.
Vlad is the son of two World War II refugees. In his early years, he worked with juvenile offenders at the New Life Boys Ranch in Harleysville, Penn., then as a probation/parole officer. He graduated Temple University's Law School in 1986 and practiced law until 2000. He then worked as an interpreter with the court system until 2017 when disabled by a blocked coronary artery and subsequent surgery.
As a lawyer, Vlad did a lot of pro bono legal work and continues pro bono legal consultations and referrals for bankruptcy, immigration, and naturalization. His involvement in the human side of the work included sponsoring a teenage Ukrainian immigrant who went on to get a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Drexel University and a law degree at Villanova University.
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