Anatoli is an 8-year old from Ukraine. He is a quiet boy who loves books and has a vivid imagination. Last year Anatoli suddenly fell ill. When local doctors failed to diagnose him, the family took him to Israel for treatment. Within days of arrival, Anatoli was paralyzed from waist down. A tumor in his spine was discovered and Anatoli was operated, but he remains paraplegic to this day. The doctors are administering him chemotherapy to try and shrink the tumor and restore his mobility. Anatoli is now half way through the treatment, and he needs our support to continue it and get well.
Here is his story in his own words:
Hello. My name is Anatolii. I am 8 year old.Several months ago I fell ill seriously, and I don't feel my legs right now. In spite of all the efforts of my family to find a specialist who could diagnose and help me in Ukraine, we failed.After having done the MRI check in Ukraine we went to Israel to be diagnosed in a proper way and I undergone the operation immediately, because according to MRI there was a tumor in the spine area.In Ukraine the doctors couldn't say what kind of tumor I have. So, we stayed in Israel. I was diagnosed with sarcoma and now I have being treated with chemotherapy which is very hard on me.My mother and father are also in Israel with me doing everything they can to save my life, but we are short of money and resources.I'm asking you kindly to help me and to keep me alive.I am dreaming about walking again, doing hiking and playing football with my little brother.
If you would like to support Anatoli and children like him, join us on a Bonus Day on May 7th at 9 am EDT (17:00 Moscow time). Each donation (up to $1,000) will earn 30% more from Global Giving bonus fund. Or sign up for recurrent donations, for easy automatic giving throughout the year - just click on "Monthly Recurring" tab.
In our last report we shared the story of Slava, a young Ukrainian boy. Thanks to your support, we were able to help his family with treatment-related expenses in the amount of $1,000. Slava's mom is sincerely grateful to everyone who had contributed!
We have recently had two more new arrivals in Houston: two little girls from Moscow and Uzbekistan have come for evaluation and treatment for cancer. They too need support, and we have already helped them with getting cell phones, finding lodging, and getting second opinions. More help may be needed in the future, and we will appreciate your continuing support.
One of the best ways to do so is to sign up for recurring donations: simpy click on "Monthly recurring" tab on the donation sidebar. In addition, a Bonus Day is coming up on Wednesday, February 12th. Starting at 9 am EDT, all donations made on that day (up to $1,000) will be matched at 30%, until the matching fund runs out. This is a great way to increase your impact and do more for children with cancer. Mark your calendars and donate early on February 12th!
What do you usually expect from a 7-years old boy? You expect him to be funny, curious, a dreamer, expect him to play pirates with his friends and be carried away by adventure stories.
Slava is 7 and he is just like you expect him to be. He is a dreamer. He dreams about going back home, going to school and be like everybody else. He has so much to tell his friends about countries he has been! But the only thing Slava would like to forget is hospitals.
In the age of 3 common Ukrainian boy was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, and his life has changed since. All these years best Italian, Russian and Ukrainian doctors have been fighting for Slava. They did all they could, and cancer was stopped, but then Slava relapsed. And now since march 2013 Americans doctors from MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston take care of a boy. They have a plan how to beat his cancer and this is a really good plan! Now Slava's body is responding to treatment, he is getting better, he is fighting.
The only thing is that this good plan needs lots of money, and Slava's family can't afford it, but you can!
Your donations can help Slava access treatment and beat cancer so he could happily get back home to his friends and books!
Thank you for you support! Together we can help Slava reach his dreams.Because he is just a 7-year old boy, a dreamer who thinks that everything in the world is possible!
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!
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!
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