The latest beneficiaries of your support are two young women, Oksana and Marina. Oksana is a student from Samara region. She was initially diagnosed with lymphoma back in 2011. The treatment eventually brought her into remission, but unfortunately, it only lasted 9 months. Since then Oksana went through more chemotherapy and transplantation of her own stem cells, but her disease continued to progress. Now she needs even more difficult treatment - transplant from an unrelated donor, as there is no matching donor in Oksana's family. Thanks to the extra funds raised during Bonus day in July, we were able to forward 10,000 euros for Oksana's donor search.
Marina has a very similar story. She too had a particularly aggressive lymphoma that did not respond well to treatment and recurred several times. This year she began therapy with a new drug that helped bring her disease under control, and that allowed her to begin considering transplant from a donor to help sustain the results of treatment. A donor was found in the US, and we hope Marina will proceed to transplantation soon.
We are very grateful to everyone who has helped these young ladies and many other patients since this project started. Please consider supporting us again on Wednesday, October 15th, the last Bonus day of the year. Once again, we will get 30% match on all donations up to $1000, and we have a chance to win additional bonuses - for the most funds raised, as well as for the most participants. Donate early - the contest starts at 9 am EDT (17:00 Moscow time).
Thank you for everything you do!
In our last report we told you about Anatoli who is finishing his treatment in Israel. We are happy to report that we were able to raise $1,500 for his treatment and forward to the hospital. Anatoli and his parents are sincerely grateful. Thank you so much!
Now another child from Ukraine needs our support. Katya is only 10, but she has been fighting cancer for three years already. Initially, she was treated in Kiev and then traveled to Moscow for surgery. After 15 months of treatment, she finally achieved remission. Unfortunately, it did not last, and Katya relapsed six months later.
The only way to try to save her life was to travel abroad to Germany where new immunotherapy, unavailable in Ukraine, was offered. The cost of it, however, is very high, and as a foreigner, Katya is billed for the full cost of treatment.
Please help Katya and her family in their fight with cancer! Thank you for your support.
Some things are enjoyed in moderation. But when it comes to helping patients with cancer, more money translates into better care and better outcomes. And we know of a perfect opportunity to stretch your generous donation to even more impressive size. Join us during Bonus Day on Wednesday, July 16th and see your donation grow 50% more!
Just once a year Global Giving rewards its "Superstar" projects with an opportunity to earn 50% bonus on all donations that are $1000 or less. The timing is great, as summer is a traditionally slow season for fundraising, while the patients still need our help just as much as in any other season. Right now, 50 patients awaiting bone marrow transplants in St. Petersburg cannot pay their bill for bone marrow donor search. It means that a life-saving transplant could be postponed for some of them and the success of the procedure jeopardized.
Thanks to you support, this year we already helped seven low-income patients with the costs of bone marrow donor searches. And we would love to do more, but we need your help. Russian healthcare does not cover the cost of donor searches outside of Russia, and it's up to us, private donors, to ensure that patients get a chance to live. The Bonus day starts at 9 am EDT (17:00 Moscow time) on Wednesday, July 16th. The bonus funds usually run out quickly, so donate early and let your friends know of this opportunity. Thank you for your support!