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Dec 18, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Thank you so much for your support for our project!  

This year we were able to help eight young cancer patients who traveled to Italy, New York, Houston, Washington, DC and South Carolina for treatment.   Lodging costs are a substantial burden for those cancer patients who are unable to access specialized cancer care near home.  Sometimes, it is essential for a patient to stay in a special facility where around the clock care is possible.  Your help allowed this to happen, and we are deeply grateful.

If you would like to increase impact of your donation, consider signing up as a recurring donor.  During December, Global Giving will match 100% the first month's donations (up to $100).  Also, projects with most recurring donors are eligible for additional bonuses. 

Thanks again for your generosity!  Have a happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year!

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Oct 24, 2012

Update on Elyor Babaev - October 2012

Elyor Babaev
Elyor Babaev

Dear Friend,

Thank you for supporting Elyor Babaev from Uzbekistan. Elyor has retinoblastoma, an eye cancer. This type of disease is not treated in Uzbekistan so family had to look for medical care abroad. Elyor has been treated at the Children's Oncology Center in Essen, Germany.

As of October 2012, Elyor has finished six blocks of chemotherapy and went home to Uzbekistan to recover. It is unclear at the moment whether he will need another therapy. Doctors will want to see Elyor back to Germany every 4 - 6 weeks for checkup. The overall time for recovery and checkup may take up to 2 years. Unfortunately, Uzbekistan has no medical facilities or personnel to monitor Elyor's health. His parents, of course, are committed to do everything possible to save their little son. Each trip to Germany and outpatient treatment will cost them a lot. We will be assisting Elyor and his family throughout this period and will greatly rely on your continuous support!

Thank you!

Oct 22, 2012

Help little Elyor from Uzbekistan to see

Elyor in Essen
Elyor in Essen

Dear Friend,

Our project exists to help children from the former Soviet Union to access treatment abroad. In most of the cases, this treatment is their only hope.

Elyor Babaev from Uzbekistan is just few months old. When he was only 40 days old, his parents noticed white spots inside his pupils. After a visit to a doctor, retinoblastoma (eye cancer) was diagnosed in both eyes. As the cancer is not treated in Uzbekistan, the family urgently had to fly to a specialist clinic in Essen, Germany. The initial cost of treatment was estimated at 20,000 Euros. The family could only pay for a flight to Germany and short stay at a hotel. They looked at the charity projects such as ours to help them pay for an ongoing treatment. We hope that you could help us support Elyor.

Thank you!

 
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