It's time to report on October Bonus day! During October we raised $9,357 that allowed us to help two cancer patients with the large outstanding bills from the donor registry.
One of them is Irina, a young woman with degrees in engineering and psychology. A year ago she was diagnosed with T-cell leukemia/lymphoma. Bone marrow transplant that she received in April helped reduce her risk of relapse. She is doing well and recently returned to work. Another patient is Alexander, a single father of two boys, who was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this year. He is now in remission and waiting for the donor to be found.
Thank you for helping these patients get the life-saving treatment! There are two more great opportunities this month to increase the impact of your donation.
- Year-End Giving challenge: projects with at least 30 donors and $3,000 in donations in December will be able to compete for 9 prizes ranging from $500 to $3,000.
- Recurring donation match: Global Giving will give us the amount of your monthly donation if you donate for 3 consecutive months. Check out this detailed explanation. It will be available for the last 12 days of the year only (from December 20 to December 31)!
Thanks again for supporting the cancer patients! Have a joyful holiday season!
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!
Little Slava is from Ukraine. He is a sweet and soft-spoken 7-year-old boy who loves stuffed animals. Slava has been staying in Houston with his parents since March 2013. He has a relapse of cancer that doctors are unable to treat in his home country, and his parents brought him to MD Anderson Cancer Center that offered several chemotherapy options. Recent tests showed that Slava is responding to treatment, and he was recommended to continue the same regimen. Slava may have to stay in Houston for many more months, and the family needs our support to afford lodging.
On Wednesday, October 23rd, the last Bonus Day of the year will present an opportunity to get a 30% bonus on every donation (up to $1,000) from GlobalGiving. The projects that raise the most funds or attract the most donors, will get additional $1,000 bonuses. Support us on Wednesday to stretch the impact of your donation! Make sure to donate early to take advantage of the bonus.
Thanks again for your support for Slava and other cancer patients!