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
By Marina Ouano - Project Leader
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 for your support for our efforts! We have used donations received this month to make a payment of $1000 to the bone marrow donor registry to support Arthur Geroev, a young leukemia patient who has been a sole provider for his three younger siblings and a widowed mother. Arthur successfully underwent bone marrow transplantation from an unrelated donor in late October, and he is doing well. We hope he will be able to return home soon!
If you would like to help more patients on their way to recovery, consider buying a tribute card this holiday season. You can make a donation to our project in honor of someone, and your recipient will get a tribute card telling them how much was made in their name. It's an easy and meaningful way to celebrate!
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