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Medications for Oncological Units in Ukraine

by Tabletochki Charity Fund
Medications for Oncological Units in Ukraine
Medications for Oncological Units in Ukraine
Medications for Oncological Units in Ukraine
Medications for Oncological Units in Ukraine
Medications for Oncological Units in Ukraine
Medications for Oncological Units in Ukraine
Medications for Oncological Units in Ukraine
Medications for Oncological Units in Ukraine
Medications for Oncological Units in Ukraine
Medications for Oncological Units in Ukraine
Medications for Oncological Units in Ukraine
Medications for Oncological Units in Ukraine
Medications for Oncological Units in Ukraine
Medications for Oncological Units in Ukraine
Medications for Oncological Units in Ukraine
Medications for Oncological Units in Ukraine
Medications for Oncological Units in Ukraine
Medications for Oncological Units in Ukraine

The total expenses of the Tabletochki Charity Foundation for medicines and supplies in January-March 2020 amounted to $ 265008. $ 91369 we spent for targeted assistance for children whose families have applied to the Foundation for help, and $ 170322 to help 17 children's oncology departments all over Ukraine. Administrative costs for the project amounted to $ 3317.

Besides the regular medicine in this period our Foundation had to buy a lot of personal protective equipment to protect our children under care and doctors from COVID 19. We already spent $ 9539 for this stuff in March – in the very beginning of the epidemic in Ukraine.

And here is a story of one of our wards. The 4-year-old Solomiya is very inquisitive and cheerful. She is interested in everything around: every grass, plant, insect and animal. She loves to draw, dance, play with dolls and cook for her mom and brother. Her favorite cartoon is "Frozen" because of the music.

The disease came as a surprise. It is very difficult for a baby to be locked in four hospital walls and to be tied to a drip after a normal life. Every manipulation is painful for Solomiya. It’s always tears ... tears for her and her mother.

The girl went through a difficult and long way of treatment, one duct and three blocks of high-dose chemotherapy, after which it was very difficult. There was a mucazide, when the whole oral cavity was covered with wounds and mucous. Everything passed a little and Solomiya got better. And she said, "Mom, I can talk now, you love my voice so much when I talk!"

Most of all, she wants to recover and return home to her brother! She dreams of Elsa's dress, a ride on a swing and ice cream.

Solomiya's mother is grateful to the Tabletochki Charity Foundation and all of you - our donors for purchasing expensive medicines at such a difficult time for everyone during the lock down period.

There is still a difficult way to continue chemotherapy and bone marrow transplantation. But with your help, this little girl will overcome everything! Thank you!

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Thanks to you, our donors, Tabletochki foundation was able to provide assistance for children with cancer and purchase medicines and supplies for $ 248078 in October-December 2019. $ 88229 we spent for targeted assistance for children whose families have applied to the foundation for help, and $ 152151 to help 17 children's oncology departments all over Ukraine. Administrative costs for the project amounted to $ 7698.

Of course, behind all these numbers stand stories of our children under care.

One of them is 13 years old girl from Alexandria, Kirovograd region. She has been ill with Hodgkin's Lymphoma for almost 5 years. She began her first treatment in spring 2015, went through 6 blocks of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. But after 8 months the relentless illness returned. The battle began again.

This time it was 2 blocks of anti-relapse therapy and auto-TCM. After that, almost 3 years of LIFE.

The girl began to grow, develop and the tumor also was growing. Again relapse and again hospital... After long lasting treatment, including the Adcetris, which was provided by Tabletochki, the tumor in the mediastinum decreased by half. The most important step remains - stem cell transplantation.

Another kid under care is only 1 year and 6 months. She has been struggling with Blackfen-Diamond anemia from birth. This is when the bone marrow does not work and to maintain life, blood transfusion is needed every month. As a result, side effects appear in the form of allergies, poor appetite, and very high iron. Tabletochki provides the girl with Exjade that helps to cope with this. The child has been taking this medicine for more than a year. Also, during the first blood transfusion, the child was infected with hepatitis B, the only medicine with the active substance Lamivudine, which at the moment can be obtained only abroad. Tabletochki Foundation provided this medicine as well. Now family is looking for a donor for bone marrow transplantation. The girl mother writes to us: "We are very grateful that there is such a foundation that is ready to help with the purchase of drugs and not only, because support at such a difficult moment is priceless". And we are so happy to help and are so thankful to you, our donors!

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The total expenditures of the Tabletochki foundation for medicines and supplies in July-September 2019 amounted to $ 229309. $ 75054 we spent for targeted assistance for children whose families have applied to the foundation for help, and $ 151459 to help 17 children's oncology departments all over Ukraine. Administrative costs for the project amounted to $ 2797.

We have recently received a photo of a wardrobe full of medicines from Mykolaiv. Doctors of the oncohematology department of the children's regional hospital are very grateful to Tabletochki for not spending time on where to get the medicine, but can focus on treating patients.

We would like also to share with you a story oy a girl under our care and say thank you. Her victory is possible because your help!

A girl of 16 years old from the Dnipro region, the diagnosis of Hodgkin lymphoma. Now he is in the bone marrow transplantation department of Okhmatdet.

She is a beautiful, active, cheerful girl who likes many of her peers, loves social networks and communication. She dreams about how she will return home, see classmates, continue to study at school, and dreams about what she will do in the future. Her loving mother supports her, she tries to help her daughter in everything and charge her with optimism and faith in the victory over cancer.

The girl fell ill almost a year and a half ago, it began with a cold and a slight cough. The treatment did not help, it only got worse. The doctor sent for an x-ray, which showed a tumor between the lungs and the heart. During this time, the girl has undergone several chemotherapy courses and is now preparing for an auto stem cell transplant.

She writes to us:

"Hello, I want to thank you so much for your help. After 6 Beacopp blocks and 2 lgev blocks, my lymph nodes on my neck increased on the right side, I got paralytic strabismus after paralysis of n.abducens dexter. And only after 4 blocks with Adcetris, which you’ve bought for me my strabismus almost disappeared and the lymph nodes on the neck and subclavian region disappeared and the tumor between the heart and lungs decreased. Thank you, Tabletochki!”

And we thank you, our donors!

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The total expenditures of the Tabletochki foundation for medicines and supplies in April-June 2019 amounted to $ 191412. Of these, $ 46807 went to targeted assistance for children who’s families have applied to the foundation for help, and $ 139939 to help 17 children's oncology departments all over Ukraine. Administrative costs for the project amounted to $ 4666.

During April-June 2019, the foundation purchased over 100 different drugs like Avastin, Avelox, Vancomycin,Dexamethasone, Exijad, Quamatel, Metropenem Vista, Oncospar, Revolad, Temomedak and many others.

And here is a story why it is so important to supply the children oncological units with all necessary drugs. A child of 10 months old with anemia Blackfan-Diamond was hospitalized with complaints of body temperature 37.2, anxiety. In the morning, the child’s condition worsened. Doctors urgently performed a lumbar puncture and neurosonography and diagnosed acute purulent meningoencephalitis. They began standard therapy, but after 2 days the number of cells in the cerebrospinal fluid in a child increased from 700 to 22,000 !!! (normally there should be up to 5 of them). The child was transferred to artificial lung ventilation. Doctors immediately started the best therapy from the one they had - Medopenem, Vancomycin, Levofloxacin, Zovirax - all the drugs were purchased by Tabletochki foundation. After 3 days the child began to recover.

This baby has a long way to recovery - courses of chemotherapy, bone marrow transplantation from an unrelated donor. But most importantly, he was reanimated and they gave him a chance to live. That’s what our foundation is working for. About 400 children with caner are under the care of the Tabletochki foundation every month.

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The total expenditures of the Tabletochki for medicines and supplies for January-March 2019 amounted to      $258618. Of these, $107609 went to targeted assistance, and $144806 to help fund patients from children's oncology departments. During this period, the fund purchased 144 drug names.

In January-March 2019 our foundation acquired 11 types of drugs that are not sold in Ukraine for 41 children in the amount of $70463.

One child, 4 years old, with a diagnosis of retinoblastoma of the right eye, the Tabletochki has acquired highly specialized instruments for surgical endovascular treatment for $4126.

In the regional children's hospital of the city of Nikolaev in the Department of Oncohematology, we transferred the patient monitor. Now the doctor at any time can receive information about the status of children.

Tabletochki Foundation has allocated funds to strengthen the work of the reference laboratory of hematological diseases at Okhmatdet Hospital. This is a laboratory where studies are conducted for children from all over Ukraine on the determination of leukemia and its type, the determination of the effectiveness of treatment (during the period of treatment, periodical studies are made of how the body responds to treatment), the determination of the minimum disease balance (MRD). The Foundation purchased laboratory reagents worth $37551.

Tabletochki has initiated and actively participated in working discussions with the Ministry of Health of Ukraine on the inclusion in the nomenclature of medicines for procurement for the state budget in 2019 of an antitumor drug Ervinaza. And this drug was listed and will now be purchased by the state.

Administrative costs for the project amounted to $4117.

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Tabletochki Charity Fund

Location: Kyiv - Ukraine
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Oksana Gozdachenko
Kyiv, Ukraine
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