Help Slava defeat brain tumor!
Six-year old Slava is from Belarus. When he was a baby, he was fussy and had unusual reactions: he made little coughs constantly and had difficulty falling asleep. After he cried, he laughed in a strange way. By the time he was three, the laughs were followed by long exhalations. After a visit to a […]
A doctor needs our support to afford clinical trial participation!
Savva is a young Russian doctor who has been suffering from lymphoma for many years. He now has a chance to travel to the US for the lifesaving treatment, but needs our help to raise funds. Below is a letter from Savva: Greetings! I am Savva and I am 26 years old. From a young […]
Help Ivan undergo brain surgery for the third time!
Vanya is from Ukraine. He is 7, but he has already undergone two cranial surgeries. In summer of 2018 he was diagnosed with astrocytoma, a brain tumor, and was urgently operated in July. Then the second operation had to be done after he had a relapse in February 2020. Vanya had both surgeries in Okhmatdyt […]
Nurislam needs our support!
Nurislam is 5. For two of those five years, he has been fighting cancer, neuroblastoma. It’s a most common solid cancer in children, and it is one of the most aggressive, particularly when it recurs. It requires surgery, chemo and radiation therapy to get it under control. A few years ago, a new treatment, immunotherapy, […]
Help Sasha complete his treatment!
Sasha is a nine-year-old from Ukraine. In fall of 2021 he was hospitalized with suspected poisoning, but it turned out that he developed myelodysplastic syndrome with excess blasts, a rare type of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). In this type of MDS, the number of very early forms of blood cells (blasts) are increased in the bone […]
Help Anhelina afford cancer treatment!
Twelve-year-old Anhelina is fighting Ewing’s sarcoma. Anhelina loves animals, painting and dancing. In summer 2021 she was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, an aggressive type of bone and soft tissue cancer. For 7 months she was treated in her native Ukraine, at Kyiv National Cancer Institute but the treatment was not successful. The disease progressed, and […]
Support Timur in his fight with leukemia!
Timur is from Ukraine. Two years ago his family learned that Timur had blood cancer (acute lymphoblastic leukemia). He went through through many different tests and high-dose chemotherapy. The treatment went for 2 years and it seemed to be working. Timur got better except for the side effects of chemotherapy. After 4 months of remission […]
Yaroslava needs our support
Yarslava is a happy and bubbly six-year-old from Ukraine. She has loving parents and two younger siblings. In late May 2021 her right eye suddenly grew larger. Her parents immediately took her to see an ophthalmologist, who referred them to an oncologist. Unfortunately, a tumor was discovered behind Yaroslava’s eye. She was operated urgently. The […]
Stepan needs our help to continue treatment!
Three year old Stepan was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma of adrenal gland, high risk, in 2020, when he was 2 years old. Neuroblastoma is a type of aggressive solid cancer that affects mostly children. It requires equally harsh treatment to make sure it does not recur. Stepan was treated in Russia where he lives, […]
Help Misha beat the odds!
Misha is a 4 year old from Saratov, Russia. He is an only child, his parents’ pride and joy. When he was 3 years old, in fall of 2020, he started daycare and was often sick over the winter. When spring came, his parents hoped he would finally be able to get over all the […]
Help Matvei finish treatment for kidney cancer!
Four-year-old Matvei from Ukraine suffers from kidney cancer. Just a few months ago, in late September, he went with his mom to a specialized camp near the Black Sea where he had art and speech therapy. But one evening, his abdomen grew noticeably. His mom took Matvei to a pediatrician the next day, but a […]
Help Nikita complete treatment for sarcoma!
Nikita is 4 years old and his life seemed to change seemingly overnight. Last Easter he was happily celebrating with his family, but just five days later he was urgently hospitalized with suspected appendicitis. Unfortunately, during surgery a tumor was found that grew all over Nikita’s abdomen. It turned out to be malignant – a […]
Help Nicole get treatment for rare cancer!
On July 15, 2021 Nicole was diagnosed with an extremely rare cancer diagnosis – Pleuropulmonary blastoma (Type III). it took a long time to diagnose her. In March 2021, she got sick and had symptoms of a cold, but after 3 weeks of unsuccessful treatment, on March 29 she was admitted to intensive care unit […]
Maxim needs our help to defeat sarcoma!
Maxim is 12 years old and he is the only child. Until he got sick he lived in Ukraine and was a happy boy who loved soccer, his friends and helping his mom. But one day in fall of 2018 his life changed its course. At first, Maxim had mild aches in his legs and […]
Help Sofia stay in remission!
Six-year-old Sofia was diagnosed with acute leukemia in January. She is the only child, and her parents were shocked to learn about her diagnosis. Sofia’s treatment was started immediately, but she had a very difficult time tolerating the side effects of chemotherapy and was taken to ICU twice in the first month of treatment. Although […]
Help Ilona complete her treatment!
Ilona is 16. She was diagnosed with osteosarcoma 10 months ago, in July 2020 in the middle of pandemic. She was initially treated close to her home in Krasnodar krai in Russia, but osteosarcoma is a difficult, insidious cancer and it requires specialized treatment that was not available for Ilona locally. In September, her parents […]
Help Sofia in her third battle with cancer!
Little Sofia is now 3. When she was 1 years old, she suddenly stopped walking. After multiple evaluations, she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer, and referred to a Children’s hospital in Kyiv, Ukraine. The first cycle of chemotherapy was such a shock to Sofia that she spent 10 days in ICU […]
Vladik’s second cancer
Vladik was born in Ukraine in 2012. All was well, and he was growing up a smart and active boy. Vladik received many compliments on his beautiful eyes and he made his parents happy with his many talents. But then came the day that turned the life of the family into before and after: when […]
Can you help us save Zlata?
Little Zlata was born on December 12, 2015 in Dnipro, Ukraine. In late 2020 Zlata was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma of the left adrenal gland that had already mestastasized throughout her body. She had a surgery to remove the tumor and received chemotherapy in her native Ukraine. She did not tolerate it well and […]
Help Makar defeat brain tumor!
Makar is 2 years and 7 months old. He is a joy to his parents – a cheerful, smiling boy, he plays with objects and toys, builds pyramids and loves his construction kit. At the age of two months, Makar was diagnosed with a brain tumor. His official diagnosis is giant, infantile, hemispheric glioma, […]
Eva needs our help to beat neuroblastoma!
My name is Sasha. My daughter Eva was born on February 9, 2019. Eva grew up a very calm child, did not act up, went to bed herself, and ate well. In 2 months, her teeth got out and by age of 1 she had all the teeth and, accordingly, all this was accompanied by […]
Ulyana needs our help to beat sarcoma
Little Ulyana is not yet two, but already she is facing a struggle for her life. In July 2020 she fell and got a bump on her head that would not go away. The doctors did not see a reason to be concerned at first, but by the end of August the bump had visibly […]
Anna needs your help to defeat sarcoma
Anna is a bright and happy 15-year old. In spring of 2019 a classmate pushed her, and she ended up with a back trauma that healed over time. But six months later, she began having pain in her pelvis and started limping. Anna’s parents took her to a neurologist and she was diagnosed with an […]
Help Rostislav beat neuroblastoma!
Rostislav is 3 years old. He has been growing up healthy and happy and enjoyed going to daycare. A month ago he suddenly began complaining of stomachaches, and his parents took him to see a doctor. A large abdominal tumor was discovered by Rostislav’s local doctors in Khmelnitskyi, in western Ukraine, and he was referred […]
Help Victoria beat sarcoma!
In May 2020 Victoria, a 9-year-old elementary student from Ukraine, suddenly began having numbness and pain in her face. After evaluation and images, she was discovered to have a tumor of the bones at the base of her skull. Her parents were shocked at the news, but began Victoria’s treatment at the local hospital immediately. […]
Lev needs our support to fight neuroblastoma
Little Lev (2 years and 10 months) was diagnosed with High Risk Neuroblastoma, stage 4. As most families in such a situation, his parents spent most of their money and their friends’ help on treatment and are now looking for some help. Lev is from Ukraine but since the end of January 2020, he has […]
Liubomir needs help to fight kidney tumor
4-year-old Liubomir from Lviv, Ukraine has always been an active and happy boy. He loved his soccer team and was never sick. In May 2020 Liubomir was discovered to have a large tumor in his left kidney – 16.5×13.5cm. He was immediately hospitalized in a local hospital for evaluation that confirmed cancer diagnosis. Liubomir underwent […]
Alexei needs our help to beat neuroblastoma
Alexei is 3 years old. He is from Ryazan, Russia. When he was 2 years old he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, high risk. This is a relatively common solid tumor that arises primarily in children. After undergoing standard therapy Alexei achieved good partial response and needed to continue treatment with immunotherapy that is not registered […]
Help Sasha receive treatment for brain tumor!
Sasha was born healthy and developed like other babies, but when she was 8 months old, her mom noticed one of her eyes was moving slightly. Sasha was taken to see neurologists, and after MRI a 3 cm tumor was discovered in her head. In December 2018 Sasha was scheduled for surgery in Moscow. Unfortunately, […]
Ivan needs our support in his 3rd fight with leukemia
Ivan’s fight for his life began 9 years ago, when he was only 4. On September 2, 2010 to his parents’ utter shock he was diagnosed with acute leukemia. Ivan was treated at the local hospital in Nikolaev, Ukraine and it went well. Once he finished treatment, Ivan completed preschool and then entered elementary. Suddenly, […]
Help Vova complete his treatment!
Vova is happy, friendly kid from Ukraine who loves animals and his bike. He is now 10. In April Vova had a cold that went away in a week. A few days later, his symptoms returned and Vova began feeling worse and worse. By the end of May he could not attend 4th grade graduation […]
Stas needs our help to afford treatment!
Stas is a 14-year old from Ukraine. In early 2017 he had a surgery to remove a tumor. Local doctors determined it to be benign and Stas had no further treatment after the surgery. In March 2019 Stas began having stomachaches and saw doctors again. He was referred for evaluation, and the scans showed multiple […]
Help Oraz receive treatment for lymphoma!
Oraz is a 10-year old from Kazakhstan. He first began feeling unwell in early 2017. Unfortunately, local doctors failed to diagnose him correctly, and misdiagnosed him with tuberculosis. Oraz had two surgeries on his lymph nodes, but his disease continued to return. Finally, Oraz’s parents asked for a second opinion in Moscow. The correct diagnosis […]
Help Kate complete her treatment for sarcoma!
Ekaterina Romanenko has just turned 14 years old. She comes from Sakhalin Island, which is in the Far East of Russia. In 2017, Ekaterina has received two vaccinations against papillomavirus using Gardasil 9 vaccine. In October 2017, a month later after the second vaccination, she developed a painful swelling in the injection area, which had […]
Misha needs our help to travel for evaluation
Seven-year-old Misha is from Belarus. Tn May 2015 he suddenly stopped being able to breathe through his nose. His worried parents took him through multiple consultations before a diagnosis of cancer was established. Like a marker, it divided their lives into years without pain, and years with constant tests, infusions, fatigue, exhaustion and pain. In […]
Support Giorgi in his fight with neuroblastoma!
Little Giorgi from Georgia started feeling unwell last March – his temperature rose and he stopped eating. Until then he was a lively, active kid who enjoyed going to daycare. The parents took Giorgi to the local doctors who gave him a shot and brought down the fever. However, it soon returned. Giorgi parents took […]
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 […]
Support Valeria’s access to treatment
Valeria is from Sakhalin island in Russian Far East. She is the only child. As a baby she had heart issues, but they resolved by the age of 2, and Lera was able to start preschool. Unfortunately, soon after in fall of 2014 she developed pain in her abdomen and intestinal problems. For weeks she […]
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