Help Cancer Patients Pay for Lodging Expenses!

by Advita Fund USA
David and mom
David and mom

David is a 5-year-old from Siberia.  He is a lively, happy child who loves cars and stuffed toys.  David normally has so much energy that he has a hard time sitting still or being quiet.  But these days, he is much more subdued.  David has been in Houston, Texas since June.  He has a very aggressive type of sarcoma that is rarely curable.  This is why he had to travel all the way to Houston from Siberia:  MD Anderson Cancer Center is offering a procedure that combines chemotherapy and surgery.  In some cases, it led to long-term remissions in children of David's age. 

David has already had the surgery.  He is now recovering from it, while at the same time undergoing more chemotherapy and radiation therapy to strenghen the results.  Ronald McDonald House is David's home away from home.  It's a convenient, happy place that provides all the comforts of a home to families of seriously sick children. Whenever possible, we help patients find lodging in low-cost, but high-value lodging options, like Ronald McDonald house.

Thanks again for your support!  Please consider signing up for a recurring donation to help patients like David. 

Nine months ago, 12-year old Ksenia came to Houston from Siberia for treatment for her very rare type of cancer.  Now, after several rounds of chemotherapy and extensive surgery, she is finally allowed to go home.  All this time Ksenia stayed at Ronald McDonald House that provided her with comfort of a home away from home, at a low cost.  Thanks to our supporters, we were able to contribute $500 to Ksenia's lodging expenses and lessen her family's financial burden.

If you would like to support patients like Ksenia, you can donate to our project on Wednesday, June 12th, during Bonus Day campaign. As a Superstar project, we will receive a bonus match of 50% on every donation of up to $1000 per donor.  It's a great opportunity to increase your impact!  The Bonus Day starts at 9 am EDT or 17:00 Moscow time.

Thank you!

Anna is 5 years old.  Originally from Ukraine, she had to be taken to Germany for treatment after she had a relapse of cancer.  Anna has been fighting cancer for half of her life - and now she and her parents can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.  She is starting maintenance therapy that is designed to increase her chances of sustained remission.  For the next six months, Anna will receive injections of antibodies.  The therapy often results in pain and other side effects, and Anna needs to remain in Germany while she is being treated.  Anna's mom is looking after her siblings in Ukraine, while her dad is taking care of her in Germany.  The money for Anna's treatment has been raised, but she and her dad still need help with lodging expenses. 

If you would like to help patients like Anna, please donate to our project now, or mark your calendar and return on Wednesday, June 12th.   On that day, GlobalGiving will match all donations up to $1000!   Since we earned Superstar rating, our project will get a 50% bonus.  The contest will start at 9 am EDT and will last until the matching funds run out. 

Thank you for your support!

We are happy to share good news with you:  Sergii, a Ukrainian patient, has successfully recovered after bone marrow transplant and was discharged from the hospital.  After 100 days in a special facility where he had access to around-the-clock care in case of potential complications, he went home and will now only come in for checkups.  Thank you so much for supporting Sergii!

On Wednesday, March 13th, you can help us earn a bonus from Global Giving by participating in the Bonus Day.  Each and every donation (less than $1000) will get 30% more added to it by Global Giving.  And those projects that raise the most funds or attract the most donors, will get additional $1000 bonuses.

Thanks again for your support for cancer patients! 

Thank you so much for your support for our project!  

This year we were able to help eight young cancer patients who traveled to Italy, New York, Houston, Washington, DC and South Carolina for treatment.   Lodging costs are a substantial burden for those cancer patients who are unable to access specialized cancer care near home.  Sometimes, it is essential for a patient to stay in a special facility where around the clock care is possible.  Your help allowed this to happen, and we are deeply grateful.

If you would like to increase impact of your donation, consider signing up as a recurring donor.  During December, Global Giving will match 100% the first month's donations (up to $100).  Also, projects with most recurring donors are eligible for additional bonuses. 

Thanks again for your generosity!  Have a happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year!



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Advita Fund USA

Location: Houston, Texas - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Marina Ouano
Houston, Texas United States

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