In August we passed an impressive mark - reaching 1,000 donations to our project! We are immensely grateful to everyone who has been so kind and caring and helped people in need get a chance to live.
Since our last update, we have used donations to the project to help two more patients. One of them is Alexei from Mordovia. He is a doting grandfather, a supportive husband and loving father. Alexei was diagnosed with chronic leukemia 10 years ago. Since then his family did everything they could to find money for the treatment and medications. However, bone marrow transplantation was the only curative option. Thanks to your help, Alexei was able find a matching donor and undergo transplantation. He is now doing well.
If you would like to do more for patients like Alexei, you can start your own fundraiser during the month of September. It can be tied to any event, such as a birthday, anniversary, or tribute to a loved one. You can even earn a reward from Global Giving - JetBlue tickets, a flip cam, or a Nike messenger bag, if you are one of the top three fundraisers. In addition, Global Giving will give $3,500 in financial bonus awards to the organizations with the most successful fundraisers.
You can read step-by-step instructions here: http://help.globalgiving.org/s/how-to/m/donate/l/131862-how-to-start-a-globalgiving-fundraiser
Or read fundraiser success stories for inspiration and helpful advice: http://tools.blog.globalgiving.org/2013/08/05/successful-fundraiser-case-studies/
Thank you for everything that you do!
David is a 5-year-old from Siberia. He is a lively, happy child who loves cars and stuffed toys. David normally has so much energy that he has a hard time sitting still or being quiet. But these days, he is much more subdued. David has been in Houston, Texas since June. He has a very aggressive type of sarcoma that is rarely curable. This is why he had to travel all the way to Houston from Siberia: MD Anderson Cancer Center is offering a procedure that combines chemotherapy and surgery. In some cases, it led to long-term remissions in children of David's age.
David has already had the surgery. He is now recovering from it, while at the same time undergoing more chemotherapy and radiation therapy to strenghen the results. Ronald McDonald House is David's home away from home. It's a convenient, happy place that provides all the comforts of a home to families of seriously sick children. Whenever possible, we help patients find lodging in low-cost, but high-value lodging options, like Ronald McDonald house.
Thanks again for your support! Please consider signing up for a recurring donation to help patients like David.
In June our project was selected as a Project of the Month and was hosted on GlobalGiving's homepage. We will be receiving close to $5,000 from our participation in Project of the Month at the end of July.Here is where the money will go:In May we introduced Amir, a 4-year-old boy who had surgery on his eye due to retinoblastoma. Recently, Amir came back from Germany where he had a planned examination. His family shared good news: the residual tumor had become flat and barely visible. The oncologists could not see any new cancer growth. Amir's blood test results were also good.We continued assisting Elyor's family. We recently made a partial payment to the hospital in Germany to help them with the costs of treatment for previously discovered new lesions. In May Elyor underwent radiation therapy to get them under control. He is currently in Germany again to undergo tests to check for any changes in his condition. Thank you for your support of children with cancer!