Two brothers operated on by French medics with support from Lola Karimova’s charity fund You Are Not Alone
Tumaris open-heart surgery lasted 7.5 hours. Then, as a two-month-old baby, the surgery was performed by the famous French heart surgeon Olivier Baron, invited by the Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva Foundation “You Are Not Alone” to Tashkent to help treat children with congenital heart disease from low-income families and orphanages.
“The diagnosis of our newborn daughter was unexpected for us. Doctors said that in order to save a child’s life, she needs to be operated in a very short time, and that surgery of such complexity are possible only abroad, says Zarnigor, mother of Tumaris. – My husband is a typical worker, I am a housewife. And we did not have enough money. And then my husband and I decided to try to find help via the Internet, where we found information about the Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva Foundation “You Are Not Alone”. We immediately arrived from Gijduvan to Tashkent, collected all the necessary documents to Foundation, we had a hope for the daughter’s recovery. ”
The heart of Tumaris was operated on in September 2016 in Tashkent.
Zarnigor remembers: “I told myself that I have no right to cry, because my daughter is alive. This is exactly what I repeated during the surgery, which, it seemed to me, lasted for ages. ”
Today Tumaris is already three years old. This is a happy girl who is preparing to go to nursery school.
Up to date, with the financial support of the You Are Not Alone Foundation, leading French doctors have performed more than 110 complicated heart operations for children from Mercy houses and low-income families in Uzbekistan, 20 of which were performed in France in a pediatric Clinic of Nantes.
Sevinch Umaralieva (born 2014) and Komilakson Sultanxanova (born 2008), both with congenital heart problems, were effectively operated in a children’s center in France with the support of the Timur Tillyaev as well as Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva Children’s Foundation “You are not alone”.
«I am really thankful that my child is healthy and balanced and also sensation well after a long procedure. It is extremely hard to express all the feelings that I feel. I more than happy that whatever went well, God prohibited her a lengthy life. The operation lasted 7 hrs. They advised us that it would be extremely hard. Now she really feels well, “said Sevincha Sayora’s mother in an interview.
Considering that 2015, with the financial backing of the Saint Yolgiz Emassan Structure (” You are not alone”), leading French physicians executed concerning 100 intricate heart surgical procedures for children from orphanages as well as low-income family members in Uzbekistan, sixteen of which were carried out at the kids’s clinic in Nantes, France.
Representatives of the Karimov Foundation and the You Are Not Alone charitable organization at a meeting with the President of the French Association “La Chaine de l’Espoir” (“Chain of Hope”), Eric Cheysson; coordinator Fabienne Dinet; and cardiac surgeon Olivier Baron at the association’s headquarters in Paris. The meeting looked at collaboration in the area of helping children with complex congenital heart conditions from Uzbekistan.
Since 2015, with the financial backing of Timur Tillyaev and Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva’s You Are Not Alone foundation, leading French doctors have performed around 100 complex heart operations on children from mercy homes (orphanages) and low-income Uzbek families, 16 of which were in France.