Following multiple surgeries, Ihor has been on a smooth and steady track to recovery. Some two months after his arrival to the Shriners Burn Hospital in Boston he is moving out of the Intense Care Unit and into an apartment located a few floors lower.
In this short period of time he has learned to walk again and tie his shoes using both hands (one of which was previously melded to the side of his body).
Dr. Fuzaylov describes Ihor when he first arrived at Shriners Hospital, “His ability to fully engage with the environment as a normal nine year old boy was limited by his inability to walk stand and use both of his arms. Now with his returning function of his arms and legs his ability to interact with other people and his environment increased as well as his capability to learn”