I am Iryna Nykytenko. On April 27th I turn 27. And on this day I want to do something for which I will not be ashamed. Something that can help someone. Something that is more precious than any gift. I want to raise money, at least 27 000 UAH, on 27th, at 27 years. Where? To whom? What for? For the Center for Children Affected by Cancer Dacha.
CF "Zaporuka"03022, Київ, вул. Васильківська, 30
Zaporuka Foundation has been supporting since 2008 families of children with cancer hospitalized at the National Institute of Cancer, at the Pediatric Department of the Romodanov Institute of Neurosurgery and at the Department of Hematology and Intensive Chemotherapy of the Western Ukrainian Pediatric Specialized Medical Center in Lviv. Zaporuka has organized and continue funding psychological service for the patients of these hospitals as well as rehabilitation service and has opened the Center Dacha providing accommodation for children affected by cancer. The Foundation has awards for contribution to the development of medicine and Philanthropist of the Year 2010.
It's really good when one can enjoy life without thinking of illnesses and hospitals. Children living at "Dacha" between their chemo courses are dreaming about carefree life too. "Lend a hand" is a charity project, launched by Moneyveo to support these kids and their families.
Darusya is uncomfortable when being shot, she leans her head so that left side of her face is hidden. She suffers from the malformation of vessels. But the face hurt is just the tip of the iceberg, the disease is deeply in her head. This disease fills her mouth with blood. The doctors stop it with medicines. The operation shall not be postponed any longer. But the hospital lacks necessary means, and the family is forced to find more than UAH 200 000 and buy them. The family seeks help.
Most of all Tetiana likes to travel. And now she can go on a trip that may change her life. Tetiana has been undergoing treatment for neuroblastoma at the pediatric department of the Cancer Institute for a year. Many chemotherapy cycles and surgery are left behind. Now the girl has a chance to return home, to her usual life. But only after the MIBG scan, an obligatory examination that is not performed in Ukraine. The clinic in Italy is waiting for the girl but the price is 522 euros. Her mom and dad ask for help in raising funds for their daughter.
Our charity project "Friendly hand of support" goes on. Children who are staying in the rehabilitation center “Dacha” got their March bills paid by Moneyveo. April bills will be paid with Moneyveo’s support too, so young "cottagers" will have everything they need for the stay. Total amount of funds Moneyveo gave to Dacha since the start of the year exceeded 87 000 UAH.
Medical science aimed at cancer treatment doesn’t stay still. New medicines and therapies appear. The targeted therapy with the use of the drug Athenitor belongs to such innovations. This therapy is aimed at molecular changes in the cancer cell. And it can be a lifeline for Yaroslav. The boy has been fighting for his life against osteosarcoma for almost two years. He survived several surgeries on the legs and on the lung but unfortunately the disease didn’t give up.
His first steps Bohdanchik made with the dropper. The boy was not even a year old when he was diagnosed with a malignant tumor – neuroblastoma. Since then, his childhood has moved to the hospital and the struggle for a little life has begun. Currently, the main protocol is completed but the question remains open: has the disease retreated? The only way to get an answer is a MIBG scanning which is not performed in Ukraine because of the lack of the necessary isotope. The parents ask for help to pay the bill from the Italian clinic.
"Don’t touch me! I don’t want anything! Go away!", that’s not good first meeting. Thirteen-year-old Irynka sits like a hedgehog on the hospital bed of the Institute of Neurosurgery. She is aggressive and anxious. However, after a few minutes of conversation, Ira cried out in my arms and quietly said: "I’m just so scared...". The girls will have a surgery to remove a tumor. She wanted so much to tell about her fears and anxieties to her mom but she died two years ago. And her dad is now looking for money to buy medicines and medical materials. He asks us for a helping hand because he cannot cope alone.
Children who live in the Dacha free center for oncological patients know what it means to fight for health every day. In this difficult test, they can count only on the support of relatives and volunteers. Help is always needed, therefore Moneyveo company in cooperation with the Ukrainian Philanthropic Marketplace launched a joint Friendly hand of support project. Everyone can join him and help the young "summer residents".
"Mom, when can I bake a cake?". Usually, children ask when their mom will bake for them but not Sasha. Sasha dreams of becoming a chef. And the girl who still has to turn 10 years old learned a lot: to fry, to stew, to bake because she loves it. Now Sasha is at the Institute of Neurosurgery and cannot do her favorite thing. She has a brain tumor. The girl had an urgent surgery. Her parents bought the necessary medicines and materials for surgery but they don’t have any resources left for the postoperative treatment. The family asks for a helping hand.