Nine months ago, 12-year old Ksenia came to Houston from Siberia for treatment for her very rare type of cancer. Now, after several rounds of chemotherapy and extensive surgery, she is finally allowed to go home. All this time Ksenia stayed at Ronald McDonald House that provided her with comfort of a home away from home, at a low cost. Thanks to our supporters, we were able to contribute $500 to Ksenia's lodging expenses and lessen her family's financial burden.
If you would like to support patients like Ksenia, you can donate to our project on Wednesday, June 12th, during Bonus Day campaign. As a Superstar project, we will receive a bonus match of 50% on every donation of up to $1000 per donor. It's a great opportunity to increase your impact! The Bonus Day starts at 9 am EDT or 17:00 Moscow time.
Anna is 5 years old. Originally from Ukraine, she had to be taken to Germany for treatment after she had a relapse of cancer. Anna has been fighting cancer for half of her life - and now she and her parents can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. She is starting maintenance therapy that is designed to increase her chances of sustained remission. For the next six months, Anna will receive injections of antibodies. The therapy often results in pain and other side effects, and Anna needs to remain in Germany while she is being treated. Anna's mom is looking after her siblings in Ukraine, while her dad is taking care of her in Germany. The money for Anna's treatment has been raised, but she and her dad still need help with lodging expenses.
If you would like to help patients like Anna, please donate to our project now, or mark your calendar and return on Wednesday, June 12th. On that day, GlobalGiving will match all donations up to $1000! Since we earned Superstar rating, our project will get a 50% bonus. The contest will start at 9 am EDT and will last until the matching funds run out.
Thank you for your support!
Dear friends, thank you for your continuous support!
We are proud to announce that Help Children with Cancer Access Treatment was selected as Project of the Month by GlobalGiving! It will be hosted on the GlobalGiving’s homepage for one month and we hope that it will raise additional attention to the needs of children that we are serving.
We have previously written about Elyor, 1 year old boy from Uzbekistan. Thanks to your support, Elyor has finished radiation therapy in Germany in the beginning of May, but will need to travel back for checkups every 4-6 weeks. Last year, the total cost of treatment and travel easily exceeded family’s entire earnings. Your support will alleviate the family’s financial burden and help ensure that Elyor gets uninterrupted treatment.
Amir, a 4-year-old from Russia, is another patient with the similar diagnosis. In 2011, he had retinoblastoma surgery at the same clinic in Essen. Unfortunately, his right eye was removed but doctors were able to save Amir’s left eye. His mom works as a system administrator at education center for disabled children and makes about $250 a month, whereas each trip to Germany costs them up to 3,500 Euro. They need to frequently travel to Germany to make sure the disease is not progressing.
We hope that you continue supporting children like Elyor and Amir. Unfortunately, there is no adequate medical infrastructure to treat them at home. Our project aims to fill this gap and we are truly grateful for your ongoing support!