“I’d love to work and study again, to able to support myself and take care of things around me, to live an active and happy life where there’s no pain” – this is the big dream of VERONIKA KHIN. The vibrant and lively girl suffered a car accident in 2008, still at college, which smashed her career prospects, her plans and her whole life to atoms. In the years after the crash, Veronika – who earlier used to be a competing skater and a trainer – started to recover and even managed to her feet again, but after a short while her condition began to plummet, soon turning her into a bed patient. Now, finally, it looks like things might change for her. Apart from the treatment she is receiving in Germany, she is getting ever closer to a better life due to the supporting attention of the world around her and, above all, her positive personality and persistence.
“Tibor Jakabovics helped me to get in contact with my current doctor who, I hoped, knew how to make me able to sit and walk again.
Although the time for a breakthrough has not come yet, his support definitely meant an important step in the right direction.
Due to a recent change in my condition, my planned surgery has been postponed – whether fortunately or not, cannot be said at the moment. I have undergone a series of examinations in different clinics, and at the latest gross conference it was decided that conservative, machine-assisted rehabilitation therapy would be worth a try in my case.
They said they could not safely promise that the planned surgery could be avoided because my pelvic bone can still come apart at any time, which would require an immediate operation. Nevertheless, I’m very happy to at least have a chance of ever getting back to my feet without having to take the risks of surgery. It will be a long and challenging period, but I’ll do my best to get over it. I will continue to do whatever is needed for my recovery, and I hope it’ll work out.
My doctors cannot say anything now about the duration of the treatment, but – if everything goes well – they estimate it will take me at least half a year before I will be able to continue my rehabilitation at home (in Hungary) without those machines. I will be really trying hard to achieve this as quickly as possible.”