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Assistance to pediatric departments of the Institute of Oncology in Moldova

Our organization has steadily been growing over the past years. As we develop, the volume of requests from parents with children on treatment at the local hospitals, as well as hospitals themselves, has rapidly increased. Many of these requests came from the Institute of Oncology in Chisinau, Moldovan capital. To better serve the needs of our community, we decided to open separate fundraising projects to support pediatric departments of the Institute of Oncology. The Institute makes provision of pediatric departments with medicines and medical equipment its highest priority. However, demand in cases of seriously affected children is always high and assistance is always needed. The doctors do their best to save each and every child. Their job is hard and truly sacrificing. Details…

Chiril Nepop, 4 years old

Chiril is just 4 y.o boy! Almost half of his tiny life he spent under droppers with powerful medicines! We don’t know how he feels, but we want to help him. In November 2012, when Chiril was 3 years old, the child began to complain of abdominal pain and stopped running. The parents went to a doctor. He was prescribed a course of treatment, but the pain did not subside. Only in January 2013, after comprehensive diagnostics with magnetic resonance, doctors discovered many tumors. The biggest tumor affecting the spinal cord was removed immediately through surgery. After a short rehabilitation, Chiril was hospitalized in a Turkish clinic «Neolife». Parents paid 30 courses of radiotherapy. Details…

Sebastian Stratu, 1 month

Sebastian is only a month old, he was born February 11, 2014. The boy’s mother had no idea that her diagnose, at 32 weeks of pregnancy, with high levels of amniotic fluid (polyhydramnios) will lead to serious health complications for her baby. After birth, the child was diagnosed with esophageal atresia. Sebastian was hospitalized in Mother and Child Centre in Chisinau. In the hospital, during the investigations doctors discovered another pathology: both baby’s kidneys are located on the left side. Nobody can explain the causes that lead to this. Unfortunately, troubles never come alone. Soon Sebastian was diagnosed with congenital heart disease. Sebastian underwent a surgery and doctors tried to connect his esophag, but because the distance is too big – 4 cm – the surgery was unsuccessful. Details…

Katya Grecu, 1 year old

Another letter asking for help from us comes from Drochia. After being married for five years in the Grecu family, a long awaited baby girl, Katyusha was born. During a routine examination in the clinic (the child was only 2 months old) the ophthalmologist discovered that the girl was ill. On the same day in the children’s hospital Kotsaga doctors discovered that Ecaterina Grecu had an eye tumour. In Moldova, retinoblastoma is not treated. The girl could get high quality treatment in Germany. Many people responded with help and the required amount has now been collected and Katya with her parents received treatment. The German Doctors made an assessment and discovered that the girls left eye could not be saved and it was removed. After surgery the struggle for Katyusha’s life and eyesight continued. Details…

Dina Cretu, 2 years old

Dina’s parents, Maria and Ivan Cretu, are struggling with complex defects of their daughter’s heart. Dina is just 2 years old, and these 2 years have been incredibly difficult for the whole family. Dina was born so pretty and healthy girl that even experienced doctors did not immediately diagnose that she was born with heart defect: However, after routine check-ups Dina was diagnosed with Atrioventricular septal defects (AVSD). Also, it was determine Dina has Aortic hypoplasia, along with pulmonary hypertension. Dina had her first operation at the age of 5 months age in Kiev, Ukraine that was unsuccessful. Anesthesia and large doses of antibiotics shattered her already weakened immune system and it tooks months fror her to recover. Due to Dina’s inability to gain weight, the medical team in Kiev were not able to perform the necessary next operational procedure. Details…

Ivan Statnik, 13 years old

With fear, sadness and pain is enveloped in the world of 12 years old Ivan. Only my mother’s love, care, mother’s optimism helped the Ivan’s live. Since the birth the boy struggling with serious illness. This struggle is his life. Arthrogryposis is a very serious disease that affects the articulations and muscles. Ivan has the most severe form of arthrogryposis, when affected both hands, both feet and spine. The boy can’t walk. It hurts to move or even to breathe, but the desire to improve the health is greater than pain. For many years, doctors tried to treat Ivan, but unsuccessfully. The boy had 7 operations, made by local doctors, but his life has not become easier. Just now, thanks to Russian doctors and our people help, there is real hope for partial recovery of Ivan. Details…

Nichita Vozean, 12 years old

Nikita was born prematurely and had a difficult birth that caused much suffering. For one month following the birth doctors continue to fight for his life. He survived, but he will live with cerebral palsy for the rest of his life. For a whole year Nichita had a treatment in the psycho-neurological hospital in Moscow. Periodically he also received treatments in Kiev, Odessa, Kishinev, as well as 3 separate operations in Tula (Russia). Now every 3 months he receives courses of a medical treatment. While studying at home for a 2nd grade, he attends the rehabilitation center «Gultum». Nichita is an intelligent child, his mind is well developed, and he likes to study. His mom says that he has successes; but he needs constant hard work. Details…

Help for children with congenital heart disease

Average cost of the open heart surgery is about  8,000 USD. Early treatment is crucial. It’s often comes to count the days, and if parents do not have the possibility to pay for the operation, they will lose their child. But in most cases, parents do not the capacity to pay the operation alone. And then the stories of these children appear on our web page.
Dear friends, we ask you to support kids, by donating with remark «Contribution for children with congenital heart disease.» Because of this we can quickly help our wards in urgent need of heart surgery. Details…