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.
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We are happy to share good news with you: Sergii, a Ukrainian patient, has successfully recovered after bone marrow transplant and was discharged from the hospital. After 100 days in a special facility where he had access to around-the-clock care in case of potential complications, he went home and will now only come in for checkups. Thank you so much for supporting Sergii!
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This year we were able to help eight young cancer patients who traveled to Italy, New York, Houston, Washington, DC and South Carolina for treatment. Lodging costs are a substantial burden for those cancer patients who are unable to access specialized cancer care near home. Sometimes, it is essential for a patient to stay in a special facility where around the clock care is possible. Your help allowed this to happen, and we are deeply grateful.
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In June I reported about a 21-year old Ukrainian, Sergii, who was planning to undergo bone marrow transplantation at National Cancer Institute. On October 9th he received a transplant from his younger brother who was a perfect match. Now Sergii is going to go through a critically important time, during which his body will adjust to new bone marrow. He will need to be very careful due to high risk of infection, which his body will not be able to fight effectively while his immune system is rebuilding itself.
Sergii needs to stay in an assisted living facility for at least the first 3 months or so. There he will have around the clock access to nursing help, in case of an emergency. Please help us help Sergii be safe during this period.
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Ksenia is a 12-year old from Russia who had recently arrived to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston to continue her treatment. She was diagnosed with an extremely rare type of sarcoma - only a few hundred patients have been reported with this disease in the last 20 years. In Russia, just a handful of patients were diagnosed previously and none of them survived. By contrast, MD Anderson sees patients like Ksenia just about every week, and the center designed special treatment methods just for this diagnosis.
Ksenia's family and friends raised funds for treatment, but still need help with paying for lodging. Please support Ksenia in her fight with cancer!
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