Help Cancer Patients Pay for Lodging Expenses!

 
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Mar 18, 2014

Oleg needs our help

Oleg, before getting sick
Oleg, before getting sick

We have recently received a new request for help from a family of a little Russian boy who is currently treated in Germany.   Oleg is 4 years old.  He was a happy and active kid who loved toy cars, robots and dinosaurs, until two years ago when he suddenly got fever and stomachache, and became naseous.  A large abdominal tumor was discovered at ultrasound examination. And then treatment began - it included three surgeries, 8 cycles of chemotherapy and 12 sessions of radiation therapy.  After one of the surgeries, Oleg lost 90% of his blood and got infected with hepatitis B in transfused blood.  Eventually, he achieved remission - but only for two months.  After relapse, his doctors suggested traveling abroad for further treatment, as Russia lacks such modern approaches as MIBG therapy, widely used in Europe. 

Oleg's parents are young people who could not pay full costs of cancer treatment in another country.  Fortunately, a large Russian charity stepped in and agreed to sponsor Oleg's hospital bills.  Recently Oleg and his mom arrived at Greifswald, Germany.  The University Hospital of Greifswald specializes in treating children with the type of cancer Oleg has, but it will take a long time and much effort.  Oleg's family will need to remain there on treatment for at least six more months, and they need to raise funds to afford long-term lodging.   Please help us support Oleg's family in their fight for their son.

Thanks again for your support for our patients!

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Advita Fund USA

Houston, Texas, United States
http://www.advitausa.org

Project Leader

Marina Ouano

President
Houston, Texas United States

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