Dec 1, 2014

Report 2 - Support For Kids Touched By Cancer

Kaleidoscope building workshop
Kaleidoscope building workshop

During the months of September, October, and November we made visits to the hospital each week to interact with children with cancer. We provided medical supplies, bought non-compensated medicine for Ausrine, provided funds for Gabrielius and Adomas’ treatment abroad. We organized therapeutic workshops for children with cancer and their parents. Altogether during the three months we donated 15000 LTL for the treatment, care, and wellbeing of children with cancer. On November 18th, we initiated fundraising efforts for 17-year-old, Kotryna, who needs to be treated in Israel. Her treatment will cost 103 000 LTL.

Our organization is continuing care of two little boys, Gabrielius and Adomas, who have cancer (Retinoblastoma) and are being treated in Switzerland. For Gabrielius’ treatment and travels during the three months we contributed 6000 LTL, and for Adomas we contributed 4000 LTL. Both boys’ wellbeing is improving, however they are still in need of further travels (which are very expensive) to  get check-ups for their eyes.

In addition, we have assisted Ausrine, whose supplies for hair growth cost 600 LTL.

We provided hygiene supplies, diapers (~50 packs), wet cloths (~50 items), shampoo (~10 items), colored adhesive bandages with pictures on them (100 packages), anti-fungal mouthwashes (~10 items), waterproof blankets (10 packs) for approximately 3000 LTL.

We are in particularly concerned with children from orphanages, as well as well as families under social assistance. We provide them with medical supplies as well as clothing items.

Additionally, this fall we took some harvested items to the hospital, such as big bags of apples, tomatoes, and cabbage.

This fall every week we organized therapeutic workshops on the oncology wing for the children and their parents. It is important for us to care for the children as well as their mothers’ wellbeing. We have noticed that when the mother is feeling strong, it eases their children’s track to recovery. Thus far, we have organized 7 workshops for children and their parents: sound therapy, plaster workshops, kaleidoscope building workshop, watercolor therapy, sand therapy, dream catcher building, and art therapy. For all workshops we spent 1500 LTL.

A hearty thank you for your support. Together we can alleviate the struggle of our little ones with cancer!

Gabrielius
Gabrielius
Colored adhesive bandages with pictures on them
Colored adhesive bandages with pictures on them
Harvested items to the hospital
Harvested items to the hospital
Aug 29, 2014

Report 1 - Support For Kids Touched By Cancer

During the months of June, July, and August, our organization was continuously providing care to children with cancer in Lithuania, as well as their families. We provided 16200 LTL in total to support children's treatment, nursing and well-being in a 3 months time. We also organized events for children and their families staying on the on the oncology wing, and made sure the needs of the children with the disorder were fully taken care of.

Our organization provided the hospitals with hygienic supplies, diapers (~50 packs), wipes (~40 packs), 4 sport utility strollers, colored adhesive bandages with pictures on them (100 packages), waterproof blankets (25 items), shampoos (10 items), and mouth rinses (10 items). We supplied medicine – Aminophylline and sodium chloride (2 boxes), along with syringes (10 items). Our organization helped fix the television and devices that come with it at the Children‘s Hospital in Vilnius (affiliate of Vilnius University Hospital), so that children staying there would be able to pass their days with more enjoyment.

We are always trying to provide warmth and love to all the children, so that all the necessary help would be provided to each one of them. We procured a cast for Evelina, a girl with Leukemia, after she accidentally hurt her arm at the hospital. For little Modestas, we purchased a sleeping bag, clothing, warm socks, cereal, and health care supplies. For Laurynas, who is nursing at home, we sent health care supplies to care for and prevent bedsores. We provided all the kids staying at the hospital with educational toys and gifts.

For Gabrielius, a 1.5 year-old with eye cancer (retinoblastoma) who we help care for, we donated 12000 LTL for his treatment for three months in Switzerland.  Because there is no available treatment for Gabrielius in Lithuania, he and his parents have been making continuous trips to Switzerland during this past year. Our organization covered the costs of his trips and his stay at the clinic, as well as the cost of necessary health care supplies. We recently received the most exciting news that Gabrielius is on his way to recovery. His mother reported that his doctor in Switzerland was satisfied with the results of Gabrielius’ eye exam, which was completed in June.

During the summer, we organized craft workshops at the hospital. Children staying at the hospital helped create a ceramic panel with an artist from the U.S. Along with “Svajoniu karavanas” (the Dream Caravan), children wrote about their most-desired dreams, released balloons into the sky, listened to live music, and watched magic tricks being performed. These events helped even the shyest kids put a smile on their face.

We also delivered a stack of printed notes of inspiration to the hospital, so that mothers of sick children can always refer to readings about courage, strength, and hope and so that they can feel the love and support of people surrounding them.

We are extremely grateful for your attention, prayers, and donations. We are together so that we could help ease the load for the children on this difficult journey, so that we could be joyful together, and provide care at the time that it is most needed. We believe that together, we can inspire, support, and encourage children with the disorder, as well as their families. 

Gabrielius
Gabrielius

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