Anastasia needs treatment with new medicine!


Anastasia is 10 years old.  She loves animals, and horses in particular.  She has been drawing them since she was little.  In January 2017 Anastasia was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Initial treatment took almost a year.  Anastasia was treated in a regional cancer hospital in Vladivostok, in Russia’s Far East.  Unfortunately, just two weeks after returning home she started having pains in her legs – they turned out to be a symptom of disease recurrence.  Anastasia’s family flew her across Russia to Moscow.  There she underwent bone marrow transplant from an unrelated donor in May 2018.  In just 90 days Anastasia had a relapse.   She then proceeded to have CAR-T cell therapy that worked for 160 days, but then yet again Anastasia relapsed.  At that point she could not continue treatment in Russia where she exhausted all treatment options.

Anastasia’s parents brought her to Seoul, Korea for evaluation and a second opinion.  The doctors recommended therapy with inotuzumab, a new drug for leukemia.  They are hoping to give Anastasia one last chance to beat leukemia.  The treatment with this new drug is very expensive, and Anastasia’s family is asking everyone for help.