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Me and Marina are expecting a child. It's a little girl that already has a name - Angela. We wait for her in August. After the ultrasound testing in march and april our unborn baby got a diagnosis Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) with possible other abnormalities. According to the cytogenetic test there's a 99.8% probability the baby don't have any other pathology. This kind of heart surgery exists in Russia, but for (HLHS) survival rates are very low. Best doctors in Saint Petersburg have recommended us to do the abortion, but we decide save the baby. We decide use the chance to get it done abroad, where the prognosis is much better. We did a tremendous work contacting and communicating with the clinics, and have found one in Germany that agreed to receive us and perform the surgery. It is HDZ NRW, Georgstrasse 11,D-32545 Bad Oeynhausen If all goes well, the baby will be born and will undergo the first surgery in first few days after birth. Second surgery will happen 2-4 months after that and third 2-3 years later. As in Russia the state is not covering the costs of such operation, we have to turn to our friends and family. The cost of birth and the first operation is around 63 000 euros. The second surgery, we were told, would cost around 25 000 euros. We have very little time - the first payment needs to be done already on 10th-15th of May. At the moment we have around 10 000 euros from our own and our families' savings. We are doing all we can, but the required sum is so big that we can't make it without your help. We are sending this letter to all the people we know to collect this sum. We have contacted many charity organizations, but for most of them the fact that the baby is not born yet is an obstacle. However, some of these organizations are still considering our case. If you can make a contribution, however small or big, to save our baby, you will find our bank details in the files attached. I hope you will respect our choice. Before writing this letter we did a lot, had met a lot of doctors, heard a lot of their opinions and prognoses for the future. After all of that, we have decided to save our child. Thank you for all your help and attention. We will keep you updated about how the process is going.

Marina and Maikel Perez

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