My name is Mikhail and I am a surviving identical twin. I am 11 years old and have severe quadraplegia Cerebral Palsy (CP), Global Developmental Delay and cortical vision impairment. My twin brother Zakariyah, died in utero. I fought against all odds to survive twin to twin transfusion.
I need 24 hours care, a wheelchair user and am dependent on adults for all my needs. To improve my prognosis I need consistent and continuous therapy to turn my life around. I need specialised equipment and therapies that the NHS cannot provide, to protect my body shape from deteriorating further and to avoid surgery on my hip and spine.
My mum and dad are setting this page up for me, so I can get help with the therapy I really need. They are raising funds for me through the Tree of Hope charity.
I was born with both right and left hemispheres globally injured. Brain plasticity, also known as neuroplasticity, is a term that refers to the brain's ability to change and adapt as a result of experience. The brain can find new pathways to learn, and there are many treatments that can help my brain change itself and improve my quality of life. My mum and dad are looking into new and innovative equipment and treatments to help treat my deteriorating condition.
Please follow the updates for more current information on treatments and how it is all going and help me to succeed and maximise my potential as I continue to defy the poor prognosis made for me. You can follow my journey via our facebook page -Mikhail's Mission. Our next event is Mikhail's Mission -A-Thon in November 2019.Please get in touch to register your interest through facebook.
You can really help me to achieve all that I am able, any support will have a huge impact on my well-being.
Lots of love and prayers,