Help Lithuanian Kids in their Battle with Cancer

by Mothers' Union
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Help Lithuanian Kids in their Battle with Cancer
Help Lithuanian Kids in their Battle with Cancer
Help Lithuanian Kids in their Battle with Cancer
Help Lithuanian Kids in their Battle with Cancer
Help Lithuanian Kids in their Battle with Cancer
Help Lithuanian Kids in their Battle with Cancer
Help Lithuanian Kids in their Battle with Cancer
Help Lithuanian Kids in their Battle with Cancer
Help Lithuanian Kids in their Battle with Cancer
Help Lithuanian Kids in their Battle with Cancer
Help Lithuanian Kids in their Battle with Cancer
Help Lithuanian Kids in their Battle with Cancer
Help Lithuanian Kids in their Battle with Cancer
Help Lithuanian Kids in their Battle with Cancer
Help Lithuanian Kids in their Battle with Cancer
Help Lithuanian Kids in their Battle with Cancer
Help Lithuanian Kids in their Battle with Cancer
Help Lithuanian Kids in their Battle with Cancer
Help Lithuanian Kids in their Battle with Cancer
Help Lithuanian Kids in their Battle with Cancer
Help Lithuanian Kids in their Battle with Cancer

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                                                                 MARTYNAS

We can only help. Everything else Martin and his parents have to overcome on their own - endure exhausting journeys, waiting hours that turn into days, years, painful treatments and most importantly - not to lose hope. After all, even bad things have an end.
Martin, like no child in care before, needs special perseverance and support. The boy's illness reluctantly gives up. However, it is reassuring that Martin is being treated by the best, most experienced specialists in pediatric clinics in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Those who follow the story of Martin's treatment probably do not even need to be reminded that the boy heals from a rare oncological disease of the eye malignancy (retinoblastoma) with the help of good people.
We share the messages of Martynas' mother Milda's latest travels, which we always look forward to with impatience and hope:
"Hello,
This time I will describe two trips that took place at once. We had to travel in two weeks in August. There was no place in the clinic, so we received the visit only after three weeks instead of two.
After the inspection, I learned that no activity was found at that time. To insure, doctors injected a needle, a repeated dose of the chemistry, directly into the eye. The next visit was scheduled for a month later.
The last visit went smoothly. The flights were on time, everywhere we guessed, as we had planned. We were last in line at the operating room that day. We had a scheduled time to be in the hospital. But Martin was so eager to travel to the doctor that we ended up in the hospital almost an hour earlier. And the nurse was happy to see us. He said he would have called me soon because Martin’s time was brought forward by an hour.
As always, leaving my child on the operating table, I sat counting the minutes. 10 min ... 20 min ... 30 min ... 40 min ... I don't remember or have I mentioned that if the operation lasts 20 minutes, the knowledge is usually good, if it lasts longer, it is bad. In my mind, I was already preparing for a worse scenario, but I kept trying to get rid of them by nervously surfing the phone. Suddenly Professor Munier approached me and said good news. I even melted .. It turns out the professor took a meeting with another child's parents. He probably didn’t realize how nervous it cost me for those 20 extra minutes. Most importantly at this time, no new tumors were found and no treatment was applied.
The next visit is scheduled for five weeks.
Martynas himself felt good during this whole period, he enjoyed the summer with his grandmother in the homestead, where he found a "little snake" (a small snake, i.e. a 0.5 cm worm) in an apple. He mentioned the first of September in kindergarten, visited the cinema for the first time, and really enjoyed jumping on inflatable trampolines.
I wanted to give extra thanks to all the indifferent people who have contributed and continue to contribute to the financing of our trips to Switzerland. With every bad news, our final treatment date is extended by two years, and possibly longer, due to a complex treatment history. Thank you all, again! ”
You can help Martin recover and go on treatment trips in Switzerland by contributing to the bill:

paypal system;
egle@mamuunija.lt

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GUSTUKAS

I carefully take the baby in his arms, afraid to get caught in the wires protruding from his clothes. They are used to give the boy drip chemotherapy.
Gustukas clings firmly to my finger and doesn’t release him the whole time I hold the boy in his arms. The baby catches every word spoken and rewards a wide smile. It is important for a boy to touch and hear, because that is the only way he can communicate with the person who touches and talks to him today.
Gustukas does not yet understand that his world is dark, that without sounds and touch there is a world that can be seen. The baby does not know that thanks to the help of kind-hearted people, he can shine in different colors.
I believe that a miracle will definitely happen and the day will come when Gustas will see his mother and father’s loving eyes and all the colors of the wonderful world.
I believe because one miracle has already happened. In less than a week, we managed to collect 73,542.34 euros for Gusto's treatment.
As a result of the baby 's health of just 3 months, many kind - hearted people united, sending sincere wishes and sacrificing the boy for a rare disease (eye malignancy - retinoblastoma) for travel and nursing in Lausanne clinics in Switzerland.
The duration of treatment for retinoblastoma is usually about two years, in rare cases a little longer. About 30,000 euros have to be spent on one-year treatment trips, accommodation, transport and nursing care.
Therefore, we are very grateful to the people of good will who do not remain indifferent in helping us not to lose hope and faith that all will be well in such difficult moments of life.
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                                Denis

Dear Friends,

Denis is a wonderful boy (4 years old) who looks at the world with loving eyes. Today he can still embrace his mother, father and newborn brother. Denis and his family currently live in the Netherlands.
A menacing disease - Ewing's sarcoma (a malignant tumor of the bones) has sunk into the world of a little boy, trying to take away the opportunity to hug his loving family, play, touch, get to know him.
Denis has been treated at a Dutch children’s hospital for half a year now. The boy underwent strong chemotherapy. However, the medical verdict is ruthless. In order to save the boy's life, it is suggested to amputate the child's hand, in which an angry entity resides.
It would be hard to imagine the family’s immeasurable pain, anxiety about a son’s health and life.
Deck’s family appeals to kind-hearted people and asks for help to save their boy’s hand.
Austrian doctors, after assessing the boy's state of health and reviewing the treatment documents, agreed to perform an operation to save the child's hand. The operation is scheduled for March. at the beginning. We have little time.
The amount required for the operation is 30 thousand. eur.
Part of the amount of 10 thousand. already donated by good people.
Everything seems to be at hand, because more than once the goodness of our people has saved the lives and health of many children.
Because where one cannot, we can all be together!

Donations to the Deck operation can be made into accounts
- Support and Charity Fund Mothers' Union LT 77 7300 0101 4079 5625
Through the paypal system: egle@mamuunija.lt

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      ZEMYNA

                    Zemyna

 

About the girl in the beautiful name of  Zemyna.
We got to know Zemyna and her medical history when she was just a baby.
A rare eye malignancy (retinoblastoma) that struck a baby suddenly shook a quiet family life.
Zemyna parents then turned to the Mothers ’Union Foundation for help for their only daughter.
It has been a year since the greatest anxiety has been forgotten, as with the support of good people, Zemyna is being treated in the best pediatric clinics in Switzerland. The girl has already overcome 11 challenging trips to the doctor and is getting well today.
How Zemyna are doing today tells mother Ligita:
"We started the New Year on a trip to Switzerland. We have just returned from our twelfth trip. We have had three visits since November. We are already used to regular trips and sometimes I don't even manage to unload my suitcase when I have to go back. Unfortunately, many flights are canceled. We are experiencing more stress now, not mainly due to the child's illness, but due to the coronary virus, difficult travel conditions and various quarantine requirements in all countries. Lithuania is on the list of dangerous countries, so this time there were additional procedures In Switzerland, the fine for any breach of quarantine is 10,000 francs, so it is advisable to read the laws carefully and follow all their requirements.
Zemyna is growing by hours, not by days, I haven't even noticed how quickly a little cell turned into a small "madam", as the hospital staff calls it. She celebrated her second birthday before Christmas and already speaks a lot of words, it enthusiastically tells how she flies a plane, rides a train. Unsurprisingly, the girl is waiting for these trips (here I am just tired, usually traveling half a day with various transfers ). And during these last visits, after the examinations, the professor always met us with the words: "I am very happy, very ...". He is pleased with the results of Zemyna healing, from the beginning of the summer, when the tumors finally "died", so far there are no signs of recurrence, no new relapses, and no treatment has been needed for the last two times. These tumors have not disappeared, are still in the eye, but are currently inactive, only to the extent that they interfere with vision because they are in the centers of the eye. Nevertheless, left-eye vision has already improved, in recent months: from 20% to 31%, only the right eye still remains at 3%, but we are also very happy about that. The professor asked to prolong the coverage of the left eye, to keep for 3 hours or 2 hours. in the morning, 2 p.m. in the evening, but we are having a hard time. The little madam started showing her goats and doesn’t always go in good shape to apply a better seeing eye, and after applying, she always waits for the right moment to tear the patch on herself without me noticing. Therefore, we are tired and angry at this thing, but there is no other way to improve vision at the moment.
It has been a year since we were treated in Swiss clinics. The professor believes that for at least another year, it will be necessary to inspect Zemyna every month in the operating room under anesthesia, because it is very important to notice the changes in time and apply treatment. Children grow fast, cells divide very quickly, so there remains a high chance of new relapses. But if the situation remains stable during these coming years, there will be no renewals, it will be possible to consider further monitoring in Lithuania. Therefore, we start the New Year in a good mood and hope that we are halfway there, and if there are pits on the way further, we will get out because we are in good hands, I trust the Swiss professional team of doctors and I am very grateful to them for the results already achieved. "
We truly thank all the benefactors who have supported and supported the treatment of children and trips to clinics in Switzerland.

 

 

           ADRIJUS

                       Adrijus

 

When I first entered the Adrijaus ward, I was first looking for a child through my eyes. The gaze stuck behind the crib caused a bit of surprise. There seemed to be nothing in the crib, just a few diapers and a baby blanket.
He was so tiny and fragile that all the items in the ward looked huge. It was hard to believe that he was a boy of several months, strongly attached to life and not going to give up.
Today, looking at Adrijus, my thoughts keep returning to the astonishing first acquaintance and the rising joy of each of his successes.
The boy is getting stronger and stronger every day, but he is still struggling with him, who was just born, had retinoblastoma (a malignant tumor of the eye) and has already made 16 trips and visits to doctors in clinics in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Adrijaus mother Deimante shares her experiences and thoughts from the last trip:
"This is the 16th time we are returning from Switzerland, where Adrijaus fight against malignant eye cancer is still going on. I don't know how long this fight will last, these trips. The fact is that as long as it takes - we will travel and continue treatment.
This time, the doctor said that now the tumor appeared in the left eye, the one that was completely healthy, but the professor advised not to worry, he said, the tumor is very small - it was immediately removed by a laser. The right eye and, remains stable without tumors.
Lithuania is currently on the list of countries at risk, so we did not know when it would be the turn of  Adrijaus inspection. I had to wait a long time. Adrius looks at the backpack and says:
- No, no.
And food before anesthesia is not possible.
Well, and in summary - the journey is smooth, everything is as usual. Another trip in February. ”
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                                          Kajus

Daer Friend,

     Eleven-year-old Kajus is one of the children with oncological disease. A year ago, we rejoiced in the boy’s success in overcoming the disease. Unfortunately, the disease came back and this time the treatment was very difficult. Bone marrow transplantation was used to treat kayaks. His little three-year-old sister became a donor. A boy from December last year was only at home for a few weeks. During that time, many treatment-related complications had to be overcome. I had a hard time believing my mother’s story of what her son had to go through and endure: "It was so scary when Kajus vomited non-stop. I started counting The number was terrible - 106 times a day. In addition to constant nausea, trips to resuscitation were followed by many more complications and complete isolation from the outside world. Kay and his family needed, and still need, infinite strength in overcoming the disease, because it would still be too bold today to talk about a complete recovery. The boy’s treatment and care required and still requires not only professional ongoing medical care, expensive treatment, but also the help of good people. Lithuanians living in Ireland have already extended their help to Kajas twice, and the organization cares about Lithuanians in Ireland. We sincerely thank the Lithuanians of Ireland who care for her soul Rita for her endless care, love for children, for constant help, support during the most difficult times of the disease. Kaja’s family sincerely thanks all the people with a good heart for their support in nursing.

 

      

                                                              Zemyna

      It is always lovely and sensitive to write about children. Each day begins with the greatest hope and best wishes for them to recover. In my thoughts, I keep traveling from one child to another.

This time about a little Continent, which is healed by the support, love, wishes and prayers of many people.

The mother of this amazing girl, Ligita, shared how the Continents are healing:

"Hello everyone, we are doing well enough, we go to Switzerland every 4 weeks, we didn't miss a single visit due to the quarantine, and the last time, 3 weeks ago, we already flew by plane.

The three travel machine really got tired. We are glad that travel conditions have already eased.

Doctors are very satisfied with the results of the Continent, the girl is doing very well. The tumors are still inactive, it has been used for the last 4 times or no longer has any treatment at all, or due to hedging, it has been used prophylactically once for both eyes.

With one eye, she doesn’t see at all, but her general condition improves, and there’s no more talk of disposal.

Doctors believe that this eye will never regain central vision, but maybe we will be able to develop peripheral vision, so the little one will not see objects clearly, but at least will be able to orientate in the environment, so since the last visit we started covering the eye every hour.

The professor warned that it would be very difficult for the girl to tear the patch, get angry and cry, gave all sorts of advice on how to occupy it for that hour, and start from 10 at least a minute and then gradually extend the stay “blindly” to an hour.

 Well what can I say, my daughter still surprises me with her firmness and patience, even though she is only a year and a half old, but she is extremely understanding and patiently endures all procedures without any crying. When other children scream from needle punctures or taking the Covid-19 test, the Continent just shrugs his forehead and then smiles at the sisters and says thank you the staff already remembers the Continent and calls them their favorite patient.

So even with the covering of the hole, there are no problems yet, we allow us to seal the seeing hole, and it stays perfectly all hour.

It’s too early to say anything, but I suspect that maybe the doctors are wrong that she still sees something because she knows from somewhere where she is and sometimes goes exactly where she needs it.

Let's hope to regain even poor vision

And the vision of the other eye finally started to improve, during the last visit we learned that vision improved from 10% to 16%.

For a child of this age, these are pretty good numbers.

We are happy with the results we have achieved today, but every time we still go to Switzerland with fear, we are afraid to hear bad news, but so far our fate is smiling and the girl's condition is stable.

We have already started preparing for the next trip, we will fly out again on Tuesday and I hope we can share the good news with you again "

Retinoblastoma - a rare oncological disease (malignant eye tumor) is not treated in Lithuania.

We sincerely thank everyone, people of good will, whose victims give children the opportunity to receive treatment in the best foreign clinics.

 

 

 

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