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.
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.