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Margarita Balakina

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Margarita Balakina, who returned with the second relapse, needs blood for platelet and r-mass. Additional 5,000 UAH needed for further recovery plus the cost of blood (or blood donors with type II (-) for platelets and r-mass).

The life of Margarita from Dnepropetrovsk is not so shiny and fun as most kids have. Almost half of her life she spent in the hospital, and not just a hospital… but in the Children’s Oncology Department.

Most recently, Margarita returned home with a victory, but it turned out that it was only a small break. In March, the girl underwent lung surgery and unfortunately it was not effective. After the removal of metastasis, Margarita went back for another chemo.

DIAGNOSIS:
SURGERY:
CHEMOTHERAPY:
PRESCRIPTION COST:
BLOOD:
COST OF BOOD:
VERIFIED BY OUR STAFF:
FUNDRAISER STARTED:
FUNDRAISER ENDED:
Osteogenic sarcoma
COMPLETED
REQUIRED
$625
REQUIRED*
$900 – $2,400
YES
MAR 25, 2013
ONGOING
WHAT IS REQUIRED

* UP TO 8 BLOOD UNITS

On Saturday, the first chemo was finished and everyone were preparing for the side effects. Being prepared means: At least on pack of Meropenem is required which costs 3,000 UAH ($375). In addition, another 2,000 UAH ($250) required to purchase other medications such as antibiotics, antifungal agents, etc.)

Besides prescription drugs, we can’t find blood donors for Margarita, which means that the cost of recovery goes up. We need to purchase minimum 3 blood units at the total cost of 7,200 UAH ($900).

Margarita has a single mom (Evgenia) who spent all the savings on medical bills through several years of fighting the disease. At present, her average salary is not sufficient to continue medical treatment of her daughter and she is begging everyone for help.

Please, help them out and give a chance to fight the disease.

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