From a boy with an unusual head proved to be parents, but fate gave him a new familyBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/from-a-boy-with-an-unusual-head-proved-to-be-parents-but-fate-gave-him-a-new-family
Hard to find a more miserable person than a sick child, betrayed by parents are the closest people in the world. But it also happens that in the kid's life fate intervenes and he finds himself in a loving family. It happened with a boy Dima from the Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk. From birth he was pursued by bad luck, but now he gets more than what was always missing.
He was born with severe hydrocephalus, which disfigured his head. Parents didn't want to mess around with a sick child in the first days of life the child was inmate of the orphanage for the disabled. 4 year kid didn't talk, couldn't walk and couldn't even use a spoon.
Like Dima, special needs serious rehab, but when you became one of several dozen of the same sick children in the shelter of a provincial town in the Donbas, to rely on the help is not necessary. Everything has changed with the outbreak of hostilities in the East of Ukraine, in the area which fell and hometown boy. The orphanage was evacuated to Kharkiv and in a large regional city health Dima has begun to do.
Kharkiv when the doctors first saw the boy he was on the verge of life and death from exhaustion and problems caused by his illness. But in the caring hands of professionals, the child was quickly on the mend and has even become everyone's favorite. All who knew Dima, praying that he found a loving family that could give him the affection and care. And prayers have been answered salvation came in the face of a family from the USA who wanted to adopt a child from Ukraine.
Ruth and Ernest Chavez (Ruth and Ernest Chavez) from Vermont first to see Dima, immediately realized — this baby they have to take. For family chávez — this is not the first adoption of a child, in their large and bright house are already living with seven kids from around the world. Extensive experience of adoption helped Ruth and Ernest quickly settle all the formalities and very soon a strange boy went to his new home, many thousands of miles from his home in Kramatorsk.
In September 2015 Dima got a new American documents and a new name — Zebadiah Chavez. New parents talk about the life of a Ukrainian boy in his Facebook account. The baby, who was only able to respond to external stimuli and have difficulty crawling and started to walk and feed himself.
That children is easy for a patient with hydrocephalus Zebadiah is a feat. Boy and his new family enjoy every little success — it's small, but a step to a full life. Now Zebadiah Chavez understands two languages — Russian and English, and even speaks a little on each.
Five years of American physicians involved in child health and is now confident that he will be able to live a normal life among other people. To do this, he will have a few years of serious therapy, and even to move some complex operations on the skull, but due to its new large American family, he will definitely cope with all the tests.