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!
Oct 22, 2012
Help little Elyor from Uzbekistan to see
By Vlad Litvinov - Project Leader
Elyor in Essen
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.
Oct 15, 2012
Support Us on Wednesday, October 17th!
By Marina Ouano - Project Leader
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.