Collection for activist Vitaly Tysev, who is in danger of paralysis

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In August 2020, Vitaly Tysev was detained during a protest against Lukashenko's regime and severely beaten. After that, he began to develop a very aggressive ankylosing spondylitis (Bekhterev's disease — an autoimmune disease of connective tissue).

All the joints of his spine, as well as many other joints, began to age. So Vitaly went to Poland.

In Poland, Vitaly underwent a complete diagnosis of the condition of his spine. It showed that he urgently needed an operation. Time works against Vitaly: the later the operation is performed, the higher the probability of paralysis.

After reviewing Vitaly's medical documents, the Karolina Clinic in Warsaw prepared a preliminary invoice for the operation for €20000. This money was collected, but at the last moment the Karolina clinic refused to operate on Vitaly, arguing that they were not confident in their ability to ensure a successful outcome of the operation. Also Czech and Lithuanian clinics refused (with the same reasoning).

The Charite Clinic in Berlin (Germany) was the only one with a team of neurosurgeons able to successfully perform a surgery of this complexity, but the operation there costs €55100 (with a large discount from the clinic). 

Preparations for the operation will only begin once the full amount has been paid. Every day of delay reduces the chances of success, and the absence of surgery means for Vitaly complete loss of mobility, severe disability and death.

Help Vitaly to give a miracle — a normal life!

How much is needed:

€25750 Cost of surgery in Charite

The collection is over. Сollected:
€ 7 643
The collection is over. Сollected: € 7 643