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 lesions in his lymph nodes.  These were metastases from cancer that was previously misdiagnosed.  Two of the tumors were removed during biopsy, but another one was not operable.  The doctors had a hard time with determining the type of cancer, and Stas’s family decided to take him abroad for further treatment.  They flew to Israel where Stas was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a type of solid tumor.  Stas has a good prognosis, but the treatment is costly and he depends on the kindness of strangers to continue his therapy.  He already had surgery that removed all visible metastases, but he still needs to complete 5 cycles of chemotherapy and 30 radiation sessions, to be followed by maintenance chemotherapy for another year.