Thank you so much for your support for our project!
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.
If you would like to increase impact of your donation, consider signing up as a recurring donor. During December, Global Giving will match 100% the first month's donations (up to $100). Also, projects with most recurring donors are eligible for additional bonuses.
Thanks again for your generosity! Have a happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year!
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.
On Wednesday, October 17th, you will be able to increase your impact during Global Giving Bonus Day campaign. Starting at 12.01 am EDT, our project will get 30% bonus on all donations, until the bonus funds run out. Global Giving will match all donations up to $1,000 per donor.
We will be very grateful for your support!
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!
We are very excited about the upcoming Bonus Day at Global Giving! For the first time, all donations to our project (up to $1000 per donor) will be matched by a 50% bonus from Global Giving funds! As a Superstar project, we get the highest bonus level.
The Bonus Day will begin at 12:01 am EDT on Wednesday, June 13th, and will last for 24 hours, or until the bonus fund runs out. This is a great opportunity to maximize your impact! The funds raised will be used to support cancer patients like Sergii. Sergii needs to undergo bone marrow transplant at National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. While his treatment there is free, he needs to pay for his lodging expenses. Sergii is 21 and is unable to work while he is in the US. He comes from a family in a rural area of Ukraine that is struggling to earn its living. Our support will enable him to undergo life-saving treatment.
Please donate to our project on June 13th and make a difference for patients like Sergii.
Sergei, a patient featured in our project, is planning to go home in April. He had completed 12 cycles of therapy with a new drug for Hodgkin's lymphoma that is not yet available in Europe or Russia. Sergei responded very well and no further treatment is planned at this time. Once his blood counts recover, he is looking forward to his return home, to a town near Moscow. We are very grateful to all our supporters for helping Sergei complete his treatment! Please help Sergei pay for his lodging until the end of April.
Thank you so much!
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