"Pavel Mamaev and Alana saved my disfigured face." Family paid for plastic surgery of a stranger
Irina Malysheva’s family had been unable to find the money for a good plastic surgery.
Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev will be kept in Butyrka until December 8 by court decision. Two weeks have passed from the day when they beat people on the streets of Moscow. All this time, the public and the media have been bringing up every failure and every stupid thing they did being drunk.
However, recent days have seen a reverse trend. People have stood up for Kokorin on social media, making posts with the hashtag #sashamystoboi (Sasha [Alexander], we are with you). Mamaev, as it turned out, helped those in need.
This summer, Pavel Mamaev and his wife Alana helped Irina Malysheva, 25. The young woman was beaten and cut by glass fragments in an Apsheronsk cafe, Krasnodar region. Irina's face was disfigured beyond recognition: a swollen blue eye, a dislocated mouth, and a dangling cheek. Local surgeons stitched the scars up with coarse thread. The ugly stitches stretched from the eyes to the chin. The family had been unable to find the money for a good plastic surgery: Irina and her spouse are raising two children and paying a mortgage. The woman mustered the courage to make a post on social media asking people for financial help.
“I was terrified that people were going to read my story, but there was no other way. People shared the post and helped. But the help was very little, certainly not enough for the surgery. Then I got a call from Alana Mamaeva. She had found my phone number. I had never heard of Alana or her husband before,” MK quoted Irina Malysheva as saying.
The cry for help did not go unnoticed. Soon, Irina posted a new photo of her bandaged face. Doctors of a German clinic were beside her. The caption read: "Thank you, Alana Mamaeva." As the press found out, the Mamaevs helped the stranger to get an international passport, paid for the air tickets to Berlin and for the surgery.
Irina Malysheva and Alana Mamaeva
When Irina Malysheva asked Alana why she was helping her, the footballer’s wife answered that there was no hesitation because she had found herself left alone with her troubles many times.