Kiev. Started 27.5.2016
Little Egor is only beginning his life. He doesn’t know and doesn’t understand his diagnosis but he does know well what pain is. Pain caused by the tumor that affected the prostate, pain caused by injections and constant nausea caused by chemotherapy accompany the child during the last six months. But he wants so much to play on the playground, he wants to build sand castles, he wants to ride a swing and to go to kindergarten.
Playing his favorite games the boy doesn’t notice the worried eyes of his mom and dad. For six months his parents have been fighting for the life of their long-awaited son. For six months they have been repeating prayer for prayer asking for Egor’s recovery, for giving their son a chance to survive. And God heard their prayer. The tumor showed regression of more than 80 percent, chemotherapy was effective from the beginning, so he had chances for survival… But there is one but...
Little Yehor can complete treatment only if he undergoes brachytherapy in the clinic abroad. Brachytherapy is a special radiotherapy using radiation source implants that are placed inside the body. Irradiation goes directly to affected organs without general exposure. Thanks to this treatment the child will not become disabled for life, his reproductive organs will be preserved and little Egor will be able to live a life of an ordinary boy and in the future to forget about the disease at all.
Such treatment is not performed here in Ukraine. The clinic that has successful experience in brachytherapy for little children is Gystav Russy Clinic in France. The cost of such treatment is more than 46,000 EUR. The parents cannot find such an amount of money on their own. The family asks to help save their only son!
Name: Yehor Borovskyi, 01.09.2013
Diagnosis: embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of bladder and prostate