„I have extraordinary, one in a milion people – legs without tibias.
Please, help me, and I will be able to walk!”
Bartek was born on 3rd of January 2012, in Cracow, Poland without tibias in both of his legs (tibial hemimelia bilaterally). Most common treatment practice is to amputate both legs and have a child walk on prosthesis till end of his life...
However, it appeared that there is a hope, even more - Bartek might be able to walk, run and normally function - he will not be dependent on anyone else than himself!
Such great hope gave us dr Dror Paley z USA - world famous orthopedic surgeon - who runs the The Paley Advanced Limb Lengthening Institute -and specializes in limb saving surgeries and in Bartek's rare condition treatment.
The treatment has started on April 30th 2013
There's still a long road ahead of us as Bartek will need physical therapy for several years at last. He will also need custome made braces and we'll need to travel to Florida once a year for a check-ups.
We welcome you on our web page and kindly ask to JOIN us helping our son standing and walking on his own feet. We've been so much already but have still a lot ahead.
If your child's been born with hemimelia - please contact us!
Asia, Przemek and Bartek Bułat