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.