HELP MILA! We want her to see again.
Mila’s story is a tragically common one. If you’re from Shumen, Bulgaria, you probably know her, or at least heard about her.
If you want to know it, like we did when we met her, here it is:
When she was a young student at the University, a shocking car accident changed her life forever. After the crash, Mila spent an entire week in a coma, with her friends and family around her, praying and hoping her to wake up.
But when she finally opened her eyes, her world was all black.
After her seven long days of coma, Mila still had to face the hardest time of her young life: her head knocking against the car during the accident had caused her optic nerve to detach, and she had lost her sight. She spent those days wondering why it all happened and why to her. She asked the Doctors a hundred of times if she would ever be able to see the sunlight again… the answer was always “no”.
But Mila wouldn’t give up so easily.
Before the car accident, she was a talented, strong young woman with a big heart, who often spent time volunteering in her Community… her accident hadn’t changed any of this: she started to think that, now that she was in need, people would have helped her to overcome her handicap.
And the City of Shumen did, many times.
Thanks to the help of her friends and fellow citizens, Mila found out about Dr. Ernst Muldaschev, Director of the Russian Eye and Plastic Surgery Center (Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia). With his experimental treatment, Dr. Muldaschev could gradually restore her sight. The only problem was (and still is) that this kind of experimental cure is very expensive: every treatment, that helps Mila gain back a 5% of her sight, costs about 12.000 BGN (6000€, 6800$).
With her and her family’s savings, and thanks to the good heart of the people of Shumen, raising funds with events like Rock for Mila (in the picture below), Mila has been able to be treated six times.
She can now perceive the sunlight, see some shadows, and has gained back some peripheral vision.
… but why stop here? Why not dreaming big?
Doctors now say there’s still space for sight recovery, and if she continues the treatments, she could go back from being totally blind, improving dramatically her quality of life.
We want her to see again. (Who we are? Found out here).
If you too want her to see again, please help with a donation.