Vitalia is a 42-year old mom from Kazan, Russia. In March 2022 she began feeling slightly unwell, but instead of recovering, she progressed to severe fatigue. One day she could not gather the strength to get out of bed. After getting hospitalized, in April 2022 she was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder, refractory anemia with excess blasts, myelodysplastic syndrome. If left untreated, it could develop into leukemia.
Right away, Vitalia was told that the treatment will be long and involve a bone marrow transplant. Unfortunately, her family members did not match as donors, and no donors were found in the Russian registries. A donor search abroad is not covered by Russian state-administered insurance, and therefore, the patient is responsible for paying the full cost. Although Vitalia's famiily was able to make an initial deposit, they could not afford to pay the remaining amount. Thanks to your support, we were able to help Vitalia with settling the bill. Since then, she has had a successful transplant of donor's stem cell and is now recovering.
Vitalia spent almost 20 years in travel industry and she is looking forward to returning to her profession and helping people discover new cultures and learn about history. Thank you for your kindness, and we hope you will continue your support!
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