My name is Tamara. I am 29 years old. I was born and raised in Ukraine. I live in Kincardine, Ontario with my husband. We met each other in Canada after coming here on a work visa. We were married in Owen Sound, Ontario in January this year.
In Ukraine I received a degree in veterinary medicine. Here I worked in a sow barn near Kincardine for over a year before becoming gravely ill in May this year. By then I was 17 weeks pregnant...
In early May I noticed feeling unwell and, naturally, tried seeking medical help. Unfortunately, several visits to medical practitioners did not help as in the early morning of May 07 my condition worsened significantly. I was transported by an ambulance to the ER of the Kincardine and District General Hospital. Within a couple of hours following my admission, I went into a septic shock and experienced clinical death. An ORNGE crew succeeded resuscitating me and transported me to the Critical Care and Trauma Center of the Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario. The first week of my hospitalization I spent in a coma. I have been at the Victoria Hospital ever since.
My baby girl died unborn; both of my feet were partially amputated; I need dialysis three times a week and might eventually require a kidney transplant; I have a very limited mobility and functionality in the fingers of my right hand.
My husband has been by my side all this time. We have been relying on whatever limited income we can get through EI sickness benefits and caregiving benefits . Without it we would have been completely destitute.
I am asking for your help to fund my rehabilitation process which is going to take over a year according to my treating physicians. Your donations will be raised to purchase prosthetic limbs and cover other expenses we have incurred will incur during my recovery.
Every cent of your donation will be greatly appreciated and put to use during this extremely difficult time for my family.
With best regards,