Cancer is a devastating disease that affects millions of people worldwide. While there have been great advances in cancer treatment in recent years, many patients still face significant financial challenges in accessing the medications they need.
The cost of cancer medications can be staggering, especially for new and innovative treatments. Many patients have to pay high out-of-pocket costs, even with health insurance. For some patients, the cost of their medications is simply too high to bear, and they have to make difficult choices about their treatment.
Here are a few examples of how your donation helped support cancer patients this year:
Many cancer patients have to travel long distances to obtain prescribed medications. Your donation helped three patients from Tajikistan access medications unavailable domestically
Cancer patients in Ukraine face constant bombardments, destruction of hospitals and mobilization of medical personnel to fight in the war with Russia. Your donation helped to provide financial assistance to patients in Ukraine so that they can access medications and focus on their recovery.
We were able to spend over $5,000 to date to help cancer patients with medications, but we would love to do more! Please consider signing up for monthly donations to allow us to support even more cancer patients in these difficult times.
Svitlana is 42. She is a mother of 4 girls - two young kids and two teens. Early this year Svitlana was diagnosed with sarcoma - a type of aggressive cancer that attacks bone and connective tissues - and began treatment in Mykolaiv, a city in southern Ukraine. By that time, Mykolaiv and its residents have been bombed by Russians multiple times. Half of the city's population had fled the war. The hospital itself has been hit by a missile. But Svitlana had nowhere to go and no means to travel. She could not interrupt her treatment and struggled to afford necessary medications for chemotherapy.
One of Svitlana's friends was our volunteer who provided medical translations to patients. She referred Svitlana to us for help with buying medications. Svitlana has never asked anyone for help before, but she reached a point when she could no longer afford treatment, and she knew she had to continue her fight - not just for her, but also for her children.
We were able to support Svitlana and we greatly appreciate your care and kindness that enabled us to do so. Svitlana is continuing chemotherapy and dealing with the side effects that come with it. But recently she wrote to send her thanks and let us know how much the support meant for her.
We are very grateful to you on her behalf and hope you will continue giving your support to patients like Svitlana. Your help allows us to reach even patients who are receiving treatment during the war. It's invaluable - because it is not only money, but also a ray of hope. A hope for the future without cancer and without war. Thank you!
Mavjuda is a 59-year-old woman who lives in Tajikistan. In 2016 she was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer. Tajikistan is the poorest country in the former Soviet Union and its residents are unable to access most of the modern medications within its borders. For this reason, Mavjuda requested our help several times over the years. Our support allowed her to purchase prescribed medications abroad and continue her treatment. Thanks to this project, she was able to continue maintenance therapy with letrozole, a potent anti-cancer drug, and stay in remission.
Your donations make these kinds of miracles possible. Typically, donations of up to $50 make up 85% of total donations we receive. Small gifts are our foundation that helps us withstand any adverse conditions, and we are truly gratefu to each and every one of our supporters.
We would like to invite you to take part in Little by Little Campaign that returns on Monday, April 3rd! This campaign celebrates the power of small donations. A 50% match on any donation of $50 or less will be given during that week, until Friday, April 7th. In addition, all new recurring donors will get an additional 100% match on their initial donation to be received after four monthly payments!
We really hope you take this opportunity to support more cancer patients like Mavjuda. Mark your calendars and support us again the week of April 3rd! Thank you!
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