In March, April and May of 2021, we continued the foundation's mission to help children with oncological illnesses. We are grateful to all who contributed to the $ 1777.29 support for children with oncological illnesses through the GlobalGiving system during the months from March to May. Only with the help of financial support we can contribute to a more successful treatment of our little patients. Together with doctors we can ensure the most advanced treatment regimens. We can also finance research that is not conducted in Lithuania. We can provide the necessary support for families or a cozy home space for a temporary stay with their loved ones at Rugute’s Home. We divided the amount of $ 1777.29 into three purposes.
One part of the received donations was used to give Bazile the opportunity to participate in a therapy program at the Dolphin Therapy Center. From the very beginning of the fight against oncological illness, the most anticipated word from the doctor's lips is "remission". Remission means the end of unpleasant and painful procedures, returning home, to a normal childhood or adolescence. Unfortunately, it often happens that after overcoming the worst - oncological - illness, children are accompanied by complications from the treatment they had received. The children then have to overcome the unexpected trials again again, which descend from the treatment they had experienced in the past. Bazile is one such child.
Another part of donations was used to purchase specific medications that are needed by individual childhood cancer patients but are not state-covered or not supplied in Lithuania at all. In order to ensure that the proper treatment is administered to the little patient Deimantas, the Fund bought Temozolomide 100 mg. During these months the Fund also paid 3,025.00 Eur for genetic screening of 1 child. The genetic screening and testing of young cancer patients in one of the most modern laboratories of Europe is a continued project, launched by the Fund in 2015. Its aim is to help Lithuanian doctors to detect the histology of the tumor, to foresee the progress of the illness and to individualize the treatment.
On behalf of our most special children (our greatest fighters), we would like to express, once again, our sincere thanks for your donations. You are very important to us, because you enable us to help the ones who need our help today, because they may not have a bright tomorrow.
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 $ 3693.04 support for children with oncological illnesses through the GlobalGiving system during the months from December to February. Because of these funds, we bought central vein catheters (4 pcs.) and 360 pcs. of needles suitable for them for 2152 Euros. The Fund constantly ensures that long-term central vein catheter insertion procedures are performed to children with oncological illnesses when needed, which significantly improves the psychological well-being of young patients during the treatment and helps to avoid pain and multiple peripheral catheter insertion procedures. The benefits of such catheter are described by a girl with oncological illness: “When I got sick, every needle-prick seemed like the end of the world. Later it became more difficult to endure the catheter insertion procedures, as the veins from all chemotherapies had become very weak and brittle and felt like burned. A long-term catheter greatly improved the treatment. The nurses were able to inject medication while I was sleeping and I didn't feel anything. I was able to move completely freely.”
During these past few months, we also continued our support to a ten-year-old girl with melanoma. She is the first one in Lithuania to battle melanoma, an oncological illness that is very rare in children. It is for this reason that medicine to treat pediatric melanoma are not included in the list of reimbursable medication. For the treatment of Emilija, we bought the medicine Mekinist 2 mg N30, which costs 3055 Euros.
We would like to give a loud and sincere THANK YOU to all of our loyal and loving donors on GlobalGiving. Children are getting better and happier because of you. They suffer less pain and experience more positive things than they would experience without your help.
We are sincerely grateful for the support provided for children, whose life is not easy and careless.
The year of 2020 was full of concern and worries for us and for ill children. At a time when work is being slowed or even postponed in many areas, the children’s fight against oncological disease must continue without a slightest break. Uncertainty about the future worries doctors and children’s families, questions arise about how to protect children and staff from being infected with Covid-19, whether all the necessary medications will really reach the little ones and whether there will be an opportunity to carry out the planned tests. Your support is very significant and important this troubled year.
During the months of September-November we received the donation of 1,288.64 USD through GlobalGiving system. It was used to buy medication for a girl diagnosed with oncological illness - melanoma.
We believe that your support can bring children back to a carefree childhood and fill the world with good and joyful moments.
Behind every packet of medicine held in our hands lies a story of a child's journey through illness. Most importantly, the packet is a chance to return home, to childhood, and regain hopes and dreams.
Unfortunately, recently it has often happened that medicine needed to treat a child with oncological illness is not reimbursed. The reasons vary: sometimes medicine is reimbursed only for the treatment of certain illnesses; sometimes data on treatment efficacy are insufficient, although international treatment guidelines describe a number of successful stories; sometimes oral medication is more appropriate for the patient but the costs are only covered for intravenous medication. However, each child’s treatment plan is individual, often requiring highly innovative and unexpected solutions.
We are sincerely grateful that because of your support we were able to buy medicine for 30,468.81 Euros.
Thank you for supporting charity fund "Rugute". You give children with oncological illnesses hope to recover.
Lithuania, like the rest of the world, is facing a very big challenge - the spread of COVID-19. These days, children with oncological diseases feel twice as much anxiety. They fight an oncological disease and try to protect themselves from COVID-19 infection. The treatment of the little ones cannot be stopped or carried out remotely, they have to travel from one course of chemotherapy to another and fight for their lives. Recent months (March, April, May) have been difficult for the fund, raising many different needs. We are sincerely grateful that with your support we were able to dedicate:
3384,00 Eur for medical masks (8300 units);
2325,00 Eur for respirators (1500 units) and masks (1500 units) for children;
3270,00 Eur for respirators (1000 units) and safety glasses (30 units);
2205,06 Eur for FFP3 respirators (500 units);
980,10 Eur for disinfectant liquid (180 l);
423,68 Eur for liquid soap for regular hand washing;
2 725,38 Eur for necessary medicine for the treatment of children;
1 072,30 Eur for central vein catheters (6 units);
718,74 Eur for needles used for central vein catheters (180 units);
1190,44 Eur for oral care products: Caphosol® (9 units) and GUM® AftaClear (80 units);
176,90 Eur for MIC-KEY skin level gastronomy tube (1 unit);
3 025,00 Eur for genetic OncoDEEP & TRACE test conduct;
10 672,20 Eur support for the basic needs of families;
1423,48 Eur for fulfilling Mateja M.‘s dream (bought a computer);
4 266,40 Eur for “Rugute‘s home“ maintenance;
1331,00 Eur for buying a lamp for the procedure room of Vilnius Chindren‘s Hospital‘s Center for Pediatric Oncology and Hematology;
500,00 Eur support for Lithuanian Society of Pediatric Onco-hematologists.
The team of Childhood Cancer Fund Rugute is grateful to be a part of GlobalGiving and, as a consequence, to be able to ease the lives of sick children in Lithuania. Because of all of the kind people who donate money to our organization via GlobalGiving, more than a hundred families have received help in their grueling fight with malignant diseases. Thank you for your generous donations and for being with us!
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