In March 2019 Anastasia Gladchih suddenly had significant loss of vision in her right eye. After medical examinations she was diagnosed with Optic Neuritis and was suggested taking an MRI test. The test revealed that she had several brain lesions and Multiple Sclerosis was suspected. After taking a spinal tap Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis was confirmed.
Anastasia or simply, Nastya, was born in Chisinau, Moldova on 28th of March 1996. She spent most of her childhood living with her sister in their grandfather's house. Their grandmother was diagnosed with an unknown illness which had made her paralyzed. Since early age Gladchih sisters and their grandfather took care of a disabled grandmother. In 2013 grandfather was diagnosed with a pancreatic cancer and passed away several months later leaving sisters alone to take care of the grandma. Same year Nastya met a friend of mine who was traveling to Moldova. They've got in a relationship which lasted till 2019. During these years Nastya was taking care of her disabled grandmother and traveling to Israel in between to have some rest. That's how I met her.
2019 was very difficult for Nastya. In the beginning of the year she broke up with my friend and was utterly devastated. We suppose that was the event that triggered Multiple Sclerosis. She was diagnosed a couple of months later. In the end of 2019 her grandmother had passed away, who at the moment was the closest person to Nastya.
Anastasia is a very close friend of mine, a nicest and most kind person I've known. I don't think anyone deserves to suffer from such an illness, least of all her. She lives in Moldova and any amount of money would be of much help to her. She's opened her Instagram recently where she tells about illness in her own words.
What is multiple sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a long-lasting disease that can affect your brain, spinal cord, and the optic nerves in your eyes. It can cause problems with vision, balance, muscle control, and other basic body functions.
MS happens when your immune system attacks a fatty material called myelin,
which wraps around your nerve fibers to protect them. Without this
outer shell, your nerves become damaged. Scar tissue may form.
The damage means your brain can’t send signals through your body correctly. Your nerves also don’t work as they should to help you move and feel. As a result, you may have symptoms like:
- Trouble walking
- Feeling tired
- Muscle weakness or spasms
- Blurred or double vision
- Numbness and tingling
- Sexual problems
- Poor bladder or bowel control
- Problems focusing or remembering
There's no cure for multiple sclerosis. However, treatments can help
speed recovery from attacks, modify the course of the disease and manage
My name is Evgenii and currently I'm studying cinematography and programming in Israel. I've been trying to support Nastya throughout her illness but she needs funds for her medical bills and living in general. Currently I don't have the needed means or time to help enough and therefore we've decided to open this campaign and ask for help. Even the slightest donations would be of help and Nastya will personally thank you.