When a little person is born, they carry both small and big dreams that encourage them to keep moving forward. Sometimes these dreams are crushed by an unexpected cancer diagnosis that falls on the shoulders of a young unprepared child. In a split second, the peaceful and normal life of the whole family is shaken up. After that, the young patient, along with one of their loved ones, open the hospital doors and set off on the path of one of the greatest and hardest trials of life.
Having been working with children for nineteen years, we have no doubt that the success of treatment is determined by many factors, but the most important of them is timely application of advanced treatment. Medicine is advancing every day, i.e., medication and medical devices, which cure diseases faster, are constantly being improved. Technologies that are used for performing tests and helping identify more accurate causes of diseases (which leads to more effective treatment) are also being improved. Unfortunately, the majority of the latest medications, tests and nursing equipment in Lithuania are not reimbursed by the state. As we accompany new sick children year after year, we try to fill this gap so that haematologists and oncologists treating children have every opportunity to prescribe the medicines and tests provided in the latest treatment protocols, or to send a young patient abroad for surgery if it is not available in Lithuania.
During the months of December, January and February, Rugute continued its activities and provided various support to children with oncological illnesses and to families who raise them.
We are grateful to all who contributed to the $ 4527,90 support for children with oncological illnesses through the GlobalGiving system during the months from December to February.
We are sincerely grateful that because of your support we were able to provide:
• 18,500 EUR – as financial support to families;
• 10,356 EUR – for medication;
• 1,463 EUR – for central vein catheters and suitable needles;
• 1,863 EUR – for oral care products;
• 2,166 EUR – for various nursing care produtcs and equipment.
We are very thankful for every person and institution who are supporting us not only financially, but with trust, love and kindness and warm heart for every little Lithuanian patient. We are very happy that your kind and open love creates an easier way for the little patients.