Saving Rasa

Жила - была девочка Раса в Литве   Россия, СССР, Литва, жесть

It is 1983 in Soviet occupied Lithuania…

The world is full of miracle makers. Some of these miracle makers are the amazing doctors who save and change lives almost every day. In 1983, a three-year old girl named Rasa was playing out in an open field in her hometown in Lithuania. Her father was mowing the grass and accidentally ran her over. The incident caused Rasa to have both her feet sliced right off like blades of grass. Not knowing what to do, the father panicked. The family rushed the young girl to a hospital. Rasa was transferred to Moscow where Georgian doctor Ramaz Datiashvilli operated on her and sewed her feet back on. She was taken care of by a team of doctors for a steady recovery. When Rasa became better, she was taken back to her mother. Unfortunately, things became worse for Rasa because her mother, a chronic alcoholic, had exploited the girl for her popularity throughout the country. She was not taken care of properly and her health was neglected causing Rasa’s legs to become infected. When examining the young girl, doctors discovered that one of her legs was growing shorter than the other. Through strenuous procedures, doctors managed to bring both her feet to near symmetrical proportions. Rasa was then taken away from her biological mother and was given to foster parents to be taken care of properly.

Today, Rasa is an adult woman who lives in Germany and has a family of her own. Thankfully her future has become very bright.

Sources: Двадцать лет назад трехлетняя литовская девочка лишилась обеих ног, и ее бросили родители – Первый канал. (n.d.). ?вадцать лет назад трехлетняя литовская девочка лишилась обеих ног, и ее бросили родители. Retrieved September 21, 2014, from http://www.1tv.ru/news/culture/140701

Жила – была девочка Раса в Литве. (n.d.). Жила – была девочка Раса в Литве. Retrieved September 21, 2014, from http://pikabu.ru/story/zhila__byila_devochk

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