Help Cancer Patients Pay for Travel Expenses!

by Advita Fund USA
Help Cancer Patients Pay for Travel Expenses!

Project Report | Apr 24, 2023
Milana's second chance

By Marina | Project Leader

Milana
Milana

Milana was diagnosed with cancer in 2019, when she was 9.  She is from Kazakhstan and she was treated there initially.  Neuroblastoma is a very aggressive cancer, particularly when in older kids, and Milana had to undergo multiple chemo cycles, three surgeries, stem cell transplant and radiation therapy.  At last, she also had immunotherapy to strengthen her remission.  

Unfortunately, in spring of 2022 Milana relapsed and a small part of the original tumor began to grow again.  In her home country she could no longer get help, so her mom took her to a children's hospital in Barcelona, Spain for treatment.  After surgery that, fortunately, removed the tumor completely, she began treatment with naxitamab, a new immunotherapy drug.  Thanks to treatment, Milana achieved remission again.  At this time, she still needs to complete 2 more cycles of the 5 initially prescribed.  Milana has a brother who stayed behind with her grandparents.  Her mom raises her on her own and had to sell her apartment to raise funds for the treatment. 

Thanks to your support, we were able to offer Milana's family help for the third year in a row.  Traveling abroad for treatment is very expensive, and the costs of lodging are considerable.  We really appreciate your help for families of children with cancer! Your help allowed Milana to access lifesaving treatment, and we are wishing her the soonest recovery.

Thanks again for your continuing support - it truly helps the families to turn the corner from despair to hope.  If you would like to automate your support, you can sign up for easy and convenient monthly donations at our project page.

All the best,

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

Dec 27, 2022
Support Ukranian kids with cancer!

By Marina | Project Leader

Sep 12, 2022
Third brain surgery for Ivan

By Marina | Project Leader

About Project Reports

Project reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you can recieve an email when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports without donating.

Sign up for updates

Organization Information

Advita Fund USA

Location: Houston, Texas - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @advitausa
Project Leader:
Marina Ouano
President
Houston , Texas United States

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Get incredible stories, promotions, and matching offers in your inbox

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.