• July 25, 2014
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A teenage girl with a heart transplant feels fine

Czesia Czernuszewicz, who last year received a heart transplant at one of the Paris hospitals, is 13 now. Today, the girl feels fine and enjoys her vacation.

Czesia Czernuszewicz suffered from a congenital heart defect. The treatment was very expensive. Her parents could not afford the surgery that could be performed in France.

In response to a call from Czesia’s parents and Šalčininkai District Municipality for help in funding the heart transplant surgery, all of the Vilnius Region contributed: churches, schools, non-governmental organisations, and natural persons. 107,000 litas was raised.

Today Czesia is in good health. She is at home, feels fine, and enjoys her vacation.

Among people who gave Czesia birthday wishes, were the Deputy Mayor of Šalčininkai District Municipality, Andrzej Andruszkiewicz, and his wife. Czesia thanked everyone who had enabled her to receive a heart transplant.

Translated by Michał M. Kowalski within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.

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