Feb 2, 2012

Help Alina in her fight against cancer!

Alina with their dog Moukhtar
Alina with their dog Moukhtar

Dear supporter,

The first child on our project who needs help with paying for cancer treatment is Alina Baurciulu. She is 10 years old. She was born in Moldova but grew up in Odessa, a Ukrainian city on the Black Sea.

Alina had an active lifestyle almost from birth. She dedicated herself to swimming, gymnastics and dancing. In spring 2011, she won the first place in her city’s dancing competition and was supposed to attend a sport camp in the summer. Unfortunately, sudden news had shuttered Alina’s and her parents’ lives.

Alina was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a type of childhood cancer located in head and neck. Unfortunately, doctors in Ukraine were unable to establish the right diagnosis and were unsure on further treatment. The family flew quickly to Israel to save their only and much loved daughter. Alina will be undergoing therapy at Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv until May 2012 at the earliest. The therapy will require many different approaches, such as surgery, radiation, and several regimens of chemotherapy. The cost of treatment could amount to $95,000 – $110,000.

Please donate to our project to support Alina in her fight against cancer!

Jan 12, 2012

You've helped!

Arsen Arustamyan
Arsen Arustamyan

Dear Supporter,

We have used donations received during December to help Arsen Arustamyan with paying for a bone marrow donor search.  Arsen is 11 years old.  When he was not even four, he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, common childhood cancer.  Since then he and his family went through a rollercoaster of emotions as a remission would be followed by a relapse, again and again.  In September 2011 Arsen was diagnosed with a recurrence.  He now needs to undergo bone marrow transplantation, his only chance for cure.   Thanks to your help, it will become possible. 

Hope you have a great year! 

Jan 2, 2012

Thanks!

Dear Supporter,

all the best wishes to you and your loved ones in the New Year!  We are very grateful to you for your support. 

Since we began this project, your help enabled two young lymphoma patients to pay for their lodging in South Carolina where they are continuing their participation in expanded access study.  One of the patients is now in complete remission, while another is in a partial remission.  We expect them to stay in the US for a few more months, so we are continuing to fundraise for them. 

Thanks again!

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