Kotryna needs your help to recover!
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One, thoughtless, careless moment can turn a happy family life upside down...And this is what happened to our family... A terrible disaster struck our charming, very beautiful, good and intelligent daughter Kotryna.

But let us start from the beginning: our family - me, my husband, our son (3.5 years old) and daughter (Kotryna, who is almost 9 years old) were preparing to leave Lithuania to live in Ireland. Already we had sent all of our stuff, we had found a place to live and where to work in Ireland. We all have been waiting for this trip and very happy about it. My daughter, was born in Ireland and was very excited to finally see where she was born, because she was only 2 years old when we returned to Lithuania. So before leaving for Ireland (the flight was supposed to be on July 21st), we were going to visit Kotryna’s grandparents to say goodbye. Children were playing in the back seat, we were all in good spirits. We stopped at the crossroad with a red light signal on and suddenly BOOM!!! A minibus hit our car from behind at a high speed without even stopping, because, according to the driver, she didn`t see us!!!

We all had safety belts on and everyone was okey, except for my daughter, Kotryna. The impact was so strong that it crushed the whole back of the car and seriously injured my daughter, whose skull, eye socket, nose were broken and suffered a severe brain concussion. Thanks to the paramedics, who professionally provided first aid, Kotryna was taken to a reanimation at the time where the head surgery was performed. The girl was in a deep coma for two weeks, then opened one eye, but still remained in coma until she regained consciousness. For medical reasons, an operation was performed during which tracheostomy for breathing was applied. We had to shave her hair so the surgeries could be done and the scars will be always with her, but the hair will grow back (and now she looks like a singer from Roxette, everything looks good on a beautiful girl).

After a period of treatments, surgeries and struggle for a little girl's life, it's time for a long and probably painful rehabilitation. However, we can`t even find out, because Kotryna does not speak and we do not know what level of consciousness she is on.We are glad that she gradually is getting stronger in rehab. However, in Lithuania, after a trauma, only 54 days of rehabilitation are given to a child, with the option to continue for another 20 days. Perhaps it's clear to everyone that after such a severe trauma it's not enough days to recover... So we have to hire private physiotherapy, ergotherapy, speech therapy specialists who will work with Kotryna. We are also interested in foreign rehabilitation centers, where we could take our daughter to help her recover. We are with her 24/7 and not only for a minute leave her alone. We were looking for rehab centers in England or Ireland, but rehab costs between 1000€- 1500€ per day, and that kind money for our family is TOO MUCH... So we are considering choosing rehab centers in Slovakia or Germany, which are also good, and there a month of rehab costs about 10,000€. Although this is a cheaper option, but it is still a lot of money for our family and a one-month of rehab is not enough for Kotryna’s recovery, so we are asking for your help so that we can all bring Kotryna to a wonderful life.  

You can also help by sending your donation directly to our bank account:

Name: KOTRYNA REMELYTĖ

Bank account number: LT807300010152895254

Swift code: HABALT22

Purpose of payment: Donation for Kotryna's treatment

Thank you very much and god bless you!

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