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
Twins Bernardas & Elze supporting each other
Twins Bernardas & Elze supporting each other

This spring, in January-February-March, the Mother's Union Foundation provided - a grant of 55 296 USD to support children and their families with children's oncological diseases in Lithuania. These funds have been used to purchase non-reimbursed medicines which is necessary to the children, purchase of necessary nursing care, as well as to celebrate kids birthdays, and to fulfill their greatest dreams. We want to thank donors from GlobalGiving who contributed to the aid - 352 USD.

For the treatment of the Ukrainian boy Bogdan was spent – 24 602 USD. Currently, the boy is covered with part of the treatment required for bone marrow transplantation, which still lacks 18 452 USD.

"At first when I cried quite often, my son also cried with me everytime. Children really take over their mothers' moods. So now, even when I feel very poor, I try not to show it to my son. I am constantly telling him that he is my champion, my fighter, and that he will defeat this desease. I tell him that he needs to wait just a little bit longer, and then everything will be fine. "- Bogdan's mother shared her experience.

Social support was provided to 6 Lithuanian families, all of which amounted to 19 681 euros. This support is very much needed to sick children and their families, when ther is other siblings at home but only one parent is able to go to work and earn money because the other parent needs to stay at the hospital and take care of the sick child.

For 2 childrens we purchased non-reimbursed medicines of total 2 192 USD.

We constantly provide the necessary child care products (diapers, wet wipes, wraps) from them: Diapers - 65 pcs, Wet napkins - 43; Decors - 25pcs. Other hygiene products (creams, shower gel, shampoos) from dispersed: creams - 29; Shower gel, shampoos - 6; Vaseline - 7;

Also, for families in the Santariškes Children's Hospital of Vilnius University and in the hospitals of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, we reimbursed travel expenses to the hospital and back home form the hospital's fuel costs – 2 214 USD.

We fulfilled 5 greatest dreams of our children, celebrated 56 sick and recently healed children's birthdays, and in January we had 8 fun events for children. Unfortunately, in February, March, we had to stop the events because a quarantine was announced in the hospital, but since the middle of March, we started to do events at the hospital again and childrens and parents, after two boring months , were very pleased and happy to participate in the events again.

"The sad, painful and incredibly long days at the hospital are greatly brightened by the" Mamu Unia "events. It's good to see the glittering little faces of curiosity, to hear laughter. The events allow both the sick children and their parents, at least for a moment, to forget why they are in the hospital. "

 

We thank donors at the GlobalGiving for the support which children in need will never forget.

Little Denas congratulate his mother with flowers
Little Denas congratulate his mother with flowers
Our volunteer visits lonely child in hospital
Our volunteer visits lonely child in hospital
Vesta & her biggest dream - little puppy
Vesta & her biggest dream - little puppy
Austeja beated cancer, then & now
Austeja beated cancer, then & now
Our daily event in hospital
Our daily event in hospital

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Domas with his mother
Domas with his mother

Autumn has passed and we would like to share what had been done over the period from September through to November.

We would also like to share good news about children's improving health and about their families. Over this autumn Mamu unija supported families raising children with oncological diseases. The funds were used for purchasing non-covered medicines, essential nursing care items and for families' trips and fuel costs to and from hospitals, children's birthdays and their biggest dreams.Support had been granted to cover Laurynas, Domas and Maksimilijanas's treatment in Switzerland. We also helped to cover Bogdan's treatment expences. This boy came from Ukraine due to unfavourable treatment conditions. We would like to express our gratitude to GlobalGiving donors who contributed to this support 105 USD .

Over the period of three months Maksimilijanas flew to Switzerland once, Laurynas and Domas - twice. Travel and treatment expences were covered by a sum of 2,680 USD

For Bogdan's from Ukraine treatment we had allocated  20,000 USD.

A heartfelt message from Domas's, who has been fighting eye cancer for almost 2 years, mum explains everything. Let us share our joy that we are almost at the finish line. Each of you who donates to our organisation, contributes to these success stories. You are helping children and families. Thank you! <3

"I managed not to lose hope when there was a real probability that it was going to happen. On the contrary, I became stronger and this little man made me fight. He is a strong fighter. Two years ago we were packing our bags for our first trip and my heart filled with joy at having been given such a chance to save his eye and receive treatment and further monitoring in Switzerland. I already lost count of Domukas's flights and anesthesias. Soon it will only be a memory as the treatment is no longer applied. All challenges are already behind and the treating professor promised that the next month's examination is going to be the last one, and we will be able to stay in Lithuanian doctors' care," Domas's mam Sandra said.

Laurynas also has some good news! He's going to stay in Lithuanian doctors' care too. After yesterday's examination in Switzerland the porfessor assured that the tumor is no longer active and no new formations were found. Another piece of great news is that his left eyesight improved twofold!!! Covering his healthy eye proved to be highly effective and these procedures will have to be continued for around five more years.

Laurynas's mum is happy: "if two years ago we would had given up Laurynas would have been able to keep only one of his eyes. However thanks to the doctors' work and the support from all of you, today Laurynas is a healthy kid enjoying his life. He was not alone in this hard fight. He had a whole army with him. We are eternally grateful to all and each of you."

Over the above three-month period we had been regularly distributing essential nursing care items such as diapers - 60 pcs., wetwipes - 31 pcs. and mats - 39 pcs. We also distributed other hygiene care items such as creams - 8 pcs., shower gels and shampoos - 11 pcs.

Families in Vilnius University Santaros Children’s Hospital and in Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kaunas Clinic received our support and we organised events for the kids with professional educational activities. We also baked and enjoyed pizzas in the hospital!

To make the upcoming Christmas more festive we donated almost 200 kg of oranges and persimonns.

We congratulated 40 children on their birthdays. A birthday for children is indeed one of the most important events of the year!

We would like to express our gratitude to all GlobalGiving donors, as your contribution makes our little patients' days much brighter and happier!  

Laurynas
Laurynas
Baking pizzas in hospital
Baking pizzas in hospital
Little Bogdan from Ukraine
Little Bogdan from Ukraine
With the biggest wish
With the biggest wish
Happy masks
Happy masks
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Mothers' Union

Location: Vilniaus raj., Lithuania - Lithuania
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Mamu Unija
Vilnius, Lithuania
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