Jun 25, 2020

Report 23 - Help Lithuanian Kids in their Battle

Martynas
Martynas

Dear Friend,

Martynas, recovering from retinoblastoma (a malignant tumor of the eye), though still very small, has come a long way in the disease. Talking to the boy’s mother, I realized that the mood is not yet joyful and the child will continue the treatment, which may still take some time. We always wish the best treatment results and think that Martynas will recover, like other children in the care of the foundation. We understand that travel fatigue, endless visits to doctors, long waits for improvement weaken hope and strength. 

Meanwhile, Martynas runs, feels good, and grows.

Let's support Martynas and his parents on the path of a long illness!

We share the message of Martin's mother's last trip to the Lausanne Clinic of Children's Diseases in Switzerland:

"Hello,

It didn’t take long for me to keep writing how the last trip went. But about everything from the beginning.

We had received a visit by an earlier date but had to be delayed as plane and ferry tickets were sold out.

Currently, only part of the planes have been renewed, so we travel from Lithuania to Switzerland and back with transfers. But at least on the same day, we’re in the place, not when we had to travel by car.

The trips went smoothly without any problems, I just didn’t expect such a blank image at the airports. Some kind of surreal image when empty and closed everywhere, as if after an apocalypse.

The next day, upon arrival, we performed a coranovirus test on Martin, which was negative and was scheduled for a visit. The results after the last procedure are unsatisfactory. The gray spot on the cancer cells remained but did not expand. In addition, new foci of tumors were again observed in the vitreous of the eye. To destroy the latter, the chemistry was injected directly into the eyeball. Additional intraarterial chemotherapy has not been performed by physicians, but it is very likely that it will need to be performed at the next visit. We will have to travel again without a return ticket because we are not sure what procedures and when will be performed for Martynas. It all depends on what the doctors will find during the next visit.

The mood is not great. Sometimes it seems that all the results we have achieved in almost two years of treatment are rapidly disappearing and going back to the beginning. But we know there is no other way.

The next trip is scheduled for next week.

Martyn feels great and sends congratulations to everyone. "

 Over the period of three months, we had been providing essential nursing care items (diapers, wet wipes, and covers) and dispensed: diapers – 100 pcs, wet wipes – 150, covers – 100. 

For families whose children are treated in Vilnius University Santaros Children’s Hospital and in Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kaunas Clinic, we also provided support and organized food and other supplies.
Today, the oncohematology department is full of children. There are even 20 of them.
Quarantine conditions are easing a bit. However, our children and their caring parents still live in conditions of strict isolation. During these events, we presented items for the use in the children's activity room – 39 learning games, 30 - toys.



Martynas
Martynas
Fresh food for kids and parents
Fresh food for kids and parents
Fresh food for kids and parents
Fresh food for kids and parents
Fresh food for kids and parents
Fresh food for kids and parents
Mar 2, 2020

Report 20 - Help Lithuanian Kids in their Battle

Emilija
Emilija

As the little hands wrap around her neck, the heart seems to melt from Emilija affection. She is so extraordinary, joyful, sweet, though she has been undergoing some serious treatment for a rare malignancy for some time.

Yesterday, Emilija and her mother were still at Lausanne Children's Hospital, where Emilija is being treated for retinoblastoma (an eye malignancy). Before the girl woke up after the anesthesia, her mother rushed to write us a message and say hello.

We always look forward to the news for every child returning from a children's hospital in Lausanne. We are happy with each of their successful steps. Today we can be delighted with Emilija mother's message:

"Hello, Egle. I was delighted that Professor Munier had already talked about treatment and care in Lithuania. If all goes well, if the tumor continues to be inactive, June will be the last visit to Switzerland.

And to this day, after a visit and anesthesia, again, great, no treatment. The instructions are the same as before: glueing our eyes, training and waiting for another visit after 6 weeks.

We're still in Lausanne, recently brought back by Emilija from the operating room, still asleep. But I wanted to write to you as soon as possible and be happy. Tomorrow I will be at home.

Thank you for your help and support, this past path has been easier for us. "

 We sincerely thank everyone, good-hearted people, for giving Emilia a chance to recover.

For children after chemotherapy, the need for nursing products increase, i.e. nappies, wet napkins, cleansers and creams for sensitive skin. During three months we distributed these nursing products: 1000 pcs of diapers, 150 pcs of wet napkins, 150 pcs of creams and cleansers. 

During the treatment period, families are facing financial difficulties. We finance fuel for families who come to the hospital from all Lithuania for several times a month. During these months we have offset fuel for $ 15 452. 

Emilija traveling
Emilija traveling
Emilija at playground
Emilija at playground
Mar 2, 2020

Report 22 - Help Lithuanian Kids in their Battle

Ajus
Ajus

Nowadays, we are now caring, as never before, for up to five children whose treatment and trips to Swiss clinics depend on all of us, whose parents, thanks to the good people, can at least have a little more peace of mind when the financial burden falls.

A few days ago, two of our little ones - Ajus and Emilija - returned from clinics in Lausanne. Emilija being treated for malignant eye tumor (retinoblastoma), and Ajus case is the only one in Lithuania and will require a lot of treatment.

Each time we look forward to the return of the children and the news of treatment. We rejoice in their small successes and in their sadness when the disease does not become overcoming for a long time.

However, we know that the top five will surely succeed, because they have a bunch of sincere people sacrificing their shoulders, following the stories of the children and making donations.

This time, we're sharing Ajus mom's letter:

"Hello Dear,

We finally returned to a very long house after a nearly 2 month trip to Switzerland.

As always, we have semi-good news. I am glad that it is better than it was before. In Lithuania, our doctor angelic guards rescued the eye and transplanted the cornea to protect the eye because it does not know why, but was a sudden deterioration and the biggest thank you Kaunas Clinic ophthalmologists for everything about our Ajus and still do. While we were in the hospital, an Ajus like cornea emerged in Switzerland as a matter of urgency and began to guard until we came to them. When our doctors decided it was safe to travel, we flew to Switzerland for a new good corneal transplant that suited Ajus. The operation went great. Only that little kid's body is attached to the natural and uninhibited cornea, so our path is still going on. Thank you for all your prayers and financial support. Without you, we would also be in trouble. I beg you to forget all of us, and sometimes pray to make this miracle faster for our Ajus.

Friends, classmates, people you know and don't know you are wonderful. I cannot express in words the generosity I feel for you all. You are doing wonders. The good people in the toughest times and the word good help to move forward, and financial support has saved our goal of helping Ajus see this wonderful world.

With us, Ajus Family ".


Over the period of three months we had been providing essential nursing care items (diapers, wet wipes, and covers) and dispensed: diapers – 50 pcs, wet wipes – 42, covers – 60. 

For families whose children are treated in Vilnius University Santaros Children’s Hospital and in Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kaunas Clinic we also provided support and organised events. During these events we presented items for the use in the children's activity room – 15 learning games, 100 big boxes of candy for all children in the hospitals.


Ajus
Ajus
Emilija
Emilija
Emilija
Emilija
 
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