Diema's Dream
Alexei Korotkov born 2009, Uren, Nizhny Novgorod region

Requires: A rehabilitation course at the Good Hands Rehabilitation Center, during June-July 2016. Preliminary cost 116,700 rubs ($1,667)


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About the program

The goal of the program

Our goal is to improve the quality of living conditions for children with physical disabilities.. The Program finances medical therapy, surgeries, post-surgery treatments and rehabilitation equipment for physically disabled children.

Target group

Our Program benefits children with families and orphans, who have severe physical disabilities that require surgery, medical treatment or therapy on the condition they cannot be subsidized by the government.

Types of help we provide


The program finances

Surgical and post-surgical treatments, therapy of abnormal physical development including:

Congenital and acquired foot deformities such as clubfoot, deformities of the foot and flatfoot deformities;
Joint contractures of the upper extremeties which limits movement in the joints of hands and feet;
Arthrogryposis which is a congential disorder that is characterized by multiple joint contractures including muscle weakness through the body;
Abnormalities and deformities of the upper extremities (webbed fingers, radial and cubital clubhand, Madelung deformity which is characterized by abnormal growth and development of the end of the radius in the arm, radiocubital synopsis
Symphysis of ulna and humerus;
Cerebral palsy;
Other treatable abnormalities in the physical development.

The financing is based on the medical experts’ reports.
We fund medical expenses, finance the purchase of rehabilitation equipment, including prosthesis, artificial limbs, wheelchairs, orthodics, splints, corrective corsets, and other necessary medical supplies.

In the course of the implementation of the Program, the list of diseases, medical conditions, as well as medical supplies, can be extended by the decision of the Board.

The program doesn't finance

1. Medical services and supplies considered to be nontraditional methods of diagnosis and treatment;
2. Treatments done in unlicensed or uncertified medical establishments;
3. Medical supplies and services not recommended by an authorized medical professional/ or found to be unnecessary from a medical point of view;
4. Medical supplies and services which used to and still can be provided free of charge by the governmental health care system. EXEPTIONS:
- Difficulties obtaining treatments subsidized by the government;
- The subsidized services and supplies didnt give satisfactory results in eliminating or compensating for the disability
5. Expenses on the maintance and equipment purchase for a medical establishment
6. Medical services and supplies, which can be paid for or purchased by the families of the disabled children.


The budget for the Take A Step Program as confirmed by Board of Fund the Report 11 from 7/14/2009)

1.6.1. Means to realize the charitable program Take A Step by means of information placied in mass-media, an official web site of Fund and on donation boxes.

You can make a donation on our website or by refueling at a TNK- Station and making a contribution in our donation boxes.