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.
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All the best,