Help Cancer Patients Access Medications!

by Advita Fund USA
Help Cancer Patients Access Medications!
Help Cancer Patients Access Medications!
Help Cancer Patients Access Medications!
Help Cancer Patients Access Medications!
Help Cancer Patients Access Medications!
Help Cancer Patients Access Medications!
Help Cancer Patients Access Medications!
Help Cancer Patients Access Medications!
Help Cancer Patients Access Medications!
Help Cancer Patients Access Medications!

Project Report | Feb 15, 2018
Let's share some love!

By Marina Ouano | Project Leader

Lesya
Lesya

This week many of us celebrated Valentine's Day.   Have we told you lately that we love you?   We absolutely do!  

Since we started this project to support patients with cancer who needed medications unavailable in Russia and other former Soviet Union countries, we have raised almost $22,000 and helped 35 patients.  This is an amazing achievement and we could not have done it without your support! 

Looking forward, the new year is promising some relief for the patients with adrenocortical cancer.  The medication (mitotane) that was previously unavailable in Russia is about to be produced domestically, and we may no longer have to purchase it abroad for patients with this cancer.   However, we still don't know how much the medicine will cost and who may be eligible to receive it for free.  In addition, the patients who live in Russia but are not Russian citizen would still have to pay for it out of their own pockets. 

Lesya is one such patient.  She was born in Ukraine, but spent most of her life in St. Petersburg where she manages archives for a university.  Lesya is multitalented: she dances, signs, and enjoys interior decorating and photography, as well as a variety of sports.  Unfortunately, since 2014 she has been battling adrenocortical cancer.  Mitotane is the medication that Lesya vitally needs, and this project's funds have been used to buy mitotane for her and other patients.  In addition, several other medications were prescribed for Lesya that are also unavailable in Russia and have to be purchased abroad. 

We are hoping that you will continue to support patients like Lesya.  After the start of the year, we have received several new requests for help, and we want to make sure we are able to support all those in need.  Please feel free to spread the word about our project if you believe what we do is important. 

Many thanks from our team, and may your lives be filled with love! 

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Advita Fund USA

Location: Houston, Texas - USA
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Twitter: @advitausa
Project Leader:
Marina Ouano
President
Houston , Texas United States
$39,841 raised of $50,000 goal
 
732 donations
$10,159 to go
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