Boy in unbearable pain tells mum ‘I would rather die’ after doctors ‘give up’ – Today News

Boy in unbearable pain tells mum ‘I would rather die’ after doctors ‘give up’ – Today News


 A nine-year-old boy whose every move causes him unbearable pain has told his mother ‘he would rather die’ after doctors ‘gave up’ on him  Vadym Demedyuk, from Ukraine, suffers from a severe form of the skin disease psoriasis which affects 99 per cent of his body  Sadly, six years of treatment have proved futile.  His heartbroken mum Natalia Pilat told local media: “We’ve tried tones of creams and medication and nothing helped ”  Vadym’s entire body is covered with scaly, sore patches. The abnormal skin constantly cracks and bleeds leaving him in agony    Natalia said: ”The dry skin falls off his feet leaving horrific wounds.  “He is often not able to walk due to the condition and has to stay in bed for weeks  “Every move causes him unbearable pain.’  “He told me, ‘Mum, I would rather die than live like that’ ”  During the last six years, the family has sought medical help from all over Ukraine, starting from the native village Shypyntsi in western Chernivtsi region and ending in the capital city of Kyiv  A lot of doctors from different parts of the country attempted to him him, but their efforts made no difference  Natalia said: “We’ve tried different hospitals and clinics with doctors saying ‘this is one of the most extreme cases they’ve ever seen’  “Every time, after a series of different treatment, doctors gave up saying ‘we cannot help’  “Now nobody in Ukraine agrees to treat Vadym.”  According to Natalia, her son is dreaming to go to school but cannot do it because of his condition and lives in total social isolation  She said: “He is afraid of going outside and meet people. He does not want them staring and pointing at him Vadym has no friends and feels socially awkward.”  After being refused by Ukrainian doctors, the family started seeking help abroad and found an Israeli dermatology clinic  Charity volunteer Marta Levchenko who helps the family said: ”The Israeli doctors promise to ease Vadym’s condition and say he will be able to go to school and live a normal life ”  Volunteers have helped the family to raise £50,000 to pay for the treatment and Vadym is going to be transported to Israel soon

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  • Last Minute Prayer says:

    Heavenly Father, thank you for healing this child and taking care of him and his family. Lord please restore his skin to health and restore his wounded heart. Bring godly friends into his life who will love him and encourage him as he learns to socialize and help Vadym be courageous to come out of his shell of isolation as his skin is renewed each day.
    Father thank you for your mercy upon Vadym and his family, in Jesus name amen🙏

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