Great news: our project to help patients find bone marrow donors was recently featured in International Innovation magazine, Healthcare edition. We were selected from hundreds of projects on Global Giving website as an example of grassroots campaign making a difference in their community. We are very happy that our work and your support were noticed and appreciated.
This Wednesday, October 17th, Global Giving is offering another opportunity to increase your impact! This will be the last Bonus Day this year, and all donations (up to a limit of $1000 per donor) will be matched by a 30% bonus. The bonuses will be added starting at 12:01 am EDT until the bonus funds run out.
In June I reported about a 21-year old Ukrainian, Sergii, who was planning to undergo bone marrow transplantation at National Cancer Institute. On October 9th he received a transplant from his younger brother who was a perfect match. Now Sergii is going to go through a critically important time, during which his body will adjust to new bone marrow. He will need to be very careful due to high risk of infection, which his body will not be able to fight effectively while his immune system is rebuilding itself.
Sergii needs to stay in an assisted living facility for at least the first 3 months or so. There he will have around the clock access to nursing help, in case of an emergency. Please help us help Sergii be safe during this period.
On Wednesday, October 17th, you will be able to increase your impact during Global Giving Bonus Day campaign. Starting at 12.01 am EDT, our project will get 30% bonus on all donations, until the bonus funds run out. Global Giving will match all donations up to $1,000 per donor.
We will be very grateful for your support!
Aug 28, 2012
By Marina Ouano - Project personnel
Alina with her mom in Sheba Hospital
June 1 marked Children's Day celebrations around the world. In many countries, children get presents, and parades and ceremonies are held. On this day, adults are once again reminded how precious their children are to them and how fragile they can be.
Children with cancer are particularly vulnerable. You too can join and help children with cancer get a gift - a gift of life. Your contribution will go to children like Alina whose families struggle with paying the bills for treatment. Alina, a 10-year old from Ukraine, is still fighting her cancer - rhabdomyosarcoma - and needs our support.
We are very close to finishing fundraising for Alina. Please help us meet our goal of $1,000 and let her family breathe a little easier.
Thank you so much!
P.S. On March 19, we transferred $1,000 to Alina's hospital - however, we borrowed funds from our Patients on Treament Abroad program. Please help us reimburse Alina's portion to support other children who urgently need support.