Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer

by Childhood Cancer Fund Rugut
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer
Let's Help More Than 100 Children with Cancer

Project Report | Mar 25, 2019
Let's Help Children With Cancer - Report 2019-03

By Tadas Armonas | Representative

Report (December 2018, January and February 2019)

During the months of December, January and February, Rugute continued its activities and provided various support to children with oncological diseases and families who raise them. Fund also supported the major medical centers where these children are treated.

Within the past three months, the Fundprovided monthly and non-recurring charity to the families who had submitted their requests based on the importance of their needs. Families used this money to purchase necessary medical care and food supplies and to cover other costs that they could not have avoided due to their child’s disease (for example, travelling costs). The money also helped the families to improve the psychological well-being of the children. Fund provided 8,174.18 Eur in monetary form and 3.590.30 Eur worth of food products to such families.

The Fund helped 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 patients, the Fund bought:

  • medication Avastin(cost: 3,291.96 Eur);
  •  medication Temozolomide 100 mg and 20 mg (78 items) (cost: 1,622.88 Eur);
  • medication Hycamtin  (18 items) (cost: 338.94 Eur).

The Fund also purchased the most commonly used mouthwash solution Caphosol for 278.02 Eur. This solution helps the little patients to get over the most common side effect of chemotherapy – mouth ulcerations that are known to worsen both physical and psychological condition of the sick child. Thanks to these solutions, children are able to eat without suffering too much pain.

For 10 years, Fund has continued to take care of emotional and psychological well-being of the little patients during treatment by supplying hospitals with long-term central venous catheters. These catheters ease the procedure of administering drugs to little children, allowing them to avoid pain. The total cost of the catheters and special needles for them, purchased by Fund during this particular 3 month time period, was 3,045.93 Eur.

At the end of December the mother of one child asked us if we can buy sport simulator, that the boy could take sport activities at home. We understood that need and bought for 4,269.00 Eur.  

At the January, 2019 Rugute contributed 30,000.00 Eur for renovation of 8 wards for the Children’s Oncohematology Center of Vilnius Children’s Hospital. Childrens have treatment their at least half of the year. After this renovation it will be separate rooms for the children and his relative could be together, to use comfortably the toilet, small kitchen for making like homemade dishes etc.

The Fund has donated 800.00 Eur to the Lithuanian Children's oncology and Haematology Therapists Fellowship.

For the past three months, Rugute was also covering the maintenance costs of Rugute’s Home, the only facility in Lithuania that provides temporary accommodation to the young cancer patients and their family members, free of charge. Having found shelter in these premises, children with oncological diseases are able to have a break from their treatment and from being in the hospital. Rugute’s Home allows their family members to get a temporary accommodation while visiting children in the hospital. The total maintenance cost of Rugute's Home in December, January and February was 5,552.26 Eur.

A few years ago our Fund contributed to the idea of Eugenijus Maciukas (father of a child with oncological disease) – to install aquariums at the Children’s Clinic of LSMU (Kaunas University Clinics). The hospital environment causes stress to children and depresses their parents who spent day after day looking after their sick children. It is proven that stress can make treatment less effective. On the other hand, pleasant atmosphere is especially important to children who spent long months being hospitalized. The aquariums are known to create a calming and stress-reducing atmosphere. We allocated 59,24 Eur to renew the aquariums (to purchase new fish).

On the 14th of December, 2018, five friends from Sweden arrived to Lithuania to continue on a beautiful Christmas tradition. They brought gifts to children with oncological diseases. Every time I come to Lithuania and meet those sweet children, I realize how lucky and fortunate I am. There are people arround us that have not been so lucky. I am happy to be able to provide at least a little happiness to them, - says Stefan Essperson, one of the beginners of this support campaign.

Dear Donors of GlobalGiving, thank you for your contributions and for staying in touch with our daily activities. It is so good to know that we are not alone in our fight with malignant childhood diseases. God bless you all!

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Dec 21, 2018
Let's Help Children With Cancer - Report 2018-12

By Tadas Armonas | Project representative

Sep 18, 2018
Let's Help Children With Cancer - Report 2018-09

By Tadas Armonas | Representative

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Childhood Cancer Fund Rugut

Location: Vilnius, Lithuania - Lithuania
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Project Leader:
Tadas Armonas
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Vilnius , Lithuania
$176,337 raised of $220,000 goal
 
2,266 donations
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