The little Ukrainian boy was severely malnourished and unable to walk or bend his arms when neighbors in Lviv, Ukraine, urged his mother to take him to a hospital about a year ago. She did, and never came back.
Now, Ihor is being treated at Boston’s Shriners Hospital for Children, where he faces months of surgeries.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Driscoll and anesthesiologist Dr. Gennadiy Fuzaylov brought Ihor to Shriners through their nonprofit organization. They believe he may be able to walk again after multiple surgeries and extensive physical therapy.