"The Kladko family are an example of resilience in hard circumstances. Both mother and daughter have MS. The daughter, Monika, is more severely affected: she's in a wheelchair and lives with her parents. The mother, Helena, uses crutches. She is totally devoted to her daughter and to the MS society in her city. The society and the City Council provide some help – and the Kladko family needs it because they have invested almost all their financial resources in the treatment. The father, Antony, worked for many years abroad as an engineer, trying to make money for his family. He even worked in Siberia, but it wasn't enough in terms of income.
Monika benefited from the national Interferon programme, but according to the official policy this treatment was available for only three years. So she had to stop. Soon after, her health condition started degrading quickly.
The story of the Kladko family is a perfect example of how the three-years-per-patient policy is fundamentally flawed.
Despite all this, Monika keeps believing that she has to enjoy life – she writes poems that give her the 'vital strength' to keep going."