Patient Stories



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 […]

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Sasha needs our help to fight leukemia!

Sasha is now 9.  Since March 2017 she has been fighting leukemia.  It was discovered by accident, when she was undergoing a physical exam prior to enrollment into elementary school.  In October 2017 Sasha completed her initial treatment and began maintenance therapy.  She was happy to start studying as a homeschooled student and hoped to […]


Support Rodion in his fight with leukemia!

Rodion is a 14-year old from Odessa, Ukraine.  In January 2018 he began feeling unwell – and his family was shocked when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.  At first, he was treated at the local Children’s Clinical Hospital, but without  success as he did not achieve complete remission.  Rodion’s diagnosis was then graded as High-Risk […]


Help Artem afford chemotherapy!

Artem is a 12-year old from Ukraine. While his peers are busy with school and play with their friends, Artem is fighting for his life. Three years ago he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a type of blood cancer. For the first eight months, Artem was treated in his regional pediatric hospital. The treatment […]


Help Alexei find a donor!

Alexei is from Chelyabinsk. He is married and has two daughters. Most of his free time is dedicated to his family – bringing up his daughters, playing guitar, camping together at nearby lakes. Since his youth Alexei worked hard multiple jobs and out of town to make sure his family was provided for. Several years […]


Help Petr prevent cancer recurrence!

In 2015 Petr was diagnosed with skin cancer, melanoma. A year later, the doctors found that cancer spread to his brain, left lung, right shoulder and lymph nodes. Thanks to recently developed targeted drugs for melanoma, Petr was able to achieve remission, but melanoma can still return at any time. His family is worried about […]


Help David defeat sarcoma!

David is just two years old. His family is from Ukraine. Until recently, he was growing normally, was very active and loved running around. However, in December 2016, his mom felt a mass on his right leg when putting David to bed. They took David to see a doctor right away. The diagnosis of cancer […]


Help Maruf afford targeted therapy!

Maruf is married with three children. He lives in Uzbekistan. In 2012 he was incorrectly diagnosed and had surgery for hemorrhoids. Later, he was treated for hernia, and only in 2013 he was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer. Maruf underwent surgery again, then six cycles of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Unfortunately, in late 2014 […]


Help Mikhail fight melanoma!

Mikhail is from Tula, an ancient Russian city. He loves guitar and plays music. A year ago, Mikhail became a father, and soon after he was also diagnosed with melanoma. In February 2016 Mikhail had surgery to remove it, but when additional surgery was needed, the doctors were hesitant. Mikhail suffers from hemophilia, and surgery […]


Yaroslav’s only chance

Four-year-old Yaroslav was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in May 2016. Until then he was a happy and very active kid, but suddenly he became drained of energy, unable to play and run around, and developed fever and rash. His parents are doing their best to save their son. Unfortunately, six months of chemotherapy did […]


Help Narmin beat leukemia!

Narmin is a seven years old girl from Baku, Azerbaijan. This year she finished 1st grade with very good grades. She was getting ready to start 2nd grade, but life gave her the most difficult challenge. Narmin’s family were about to celebrate her 7th birthday when the same day they got results from the doctor […]

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Help Nina afford chemotherapy!

Eight-year-old Nina from Stavropol is the youngest of three children. She has been having health issues since she was a toddler when she was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid idiopathic arthritis. When she was 6, she developed a lymphoproliferative disorder from the treatment. And in December 2014, Nina began deteriorating again. She started having headaches, fever, […]


Help Almira travel for evaluation

In 2011 Almira was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia that required bone marrow transplantation as treatment. After undergoing part of the treatment in St. Petersburg, Almira traveled with her parents to Israel where she received the bone marrow transplant from her baby sister. Numerous chemotherapy cycles and whole-body radiation therapy helped ensure success of the […]

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials:  we help patients who no longer benefit from standard cancer treatment available in the countries the former Soviet Union by researching open clinical trials and helping patients enroll when an appropriate study is found. Clinical trials database – – includes information on currently enrolling and completed clinical trials. Targeted search can be […]