Born on: 01/02/2005
Disease: Myelodysplastic syndrome.
Blood Type: (I) Rh(+)
Being treated in Okhmatdet, Kiev, Department of Hematology.
Vitalik is in 2nd grade and goes to school in Gluszyca village (Rivne region). He has excellent marks in elementary math. He is interested in boxing and is a big fan of Klitchko brothers. It is interesting to note that his future dream is to become a doctor… for obvious reasons.
He seems to be an average child with his own interests, hobbies, dreams and plans for the future. On the other end, he is unusual and much more developed then most of his classmates. At his age, struggling with serious illness he is not only trying to stay calm, but also tries to calm down his mother when it comes to the conversation about his illness and the treatment that he has to undergo in near future… just imagine.
COST OF CHEMOTHERAPY:
COST OF BLOOD:
VERIFIED BY OUR STAFF:
Jan 26, 2013
WHAT IS REQUIRED
*3-8 BLOOD UNITS
Presently, his grandmother (Ludmila Aleksandrovna Ilina) is staying with Jenya in National Cancer Institute where he recently completed his fourth chemotherapy. Grandmother’s pension is only 870 UAH ($104), which is insufficient to pay for the medications and treatment. His father is a mineworker who recently got laid off, which has put additional financial pressure on the family.
Where did this trouble come from? Until the fall of 2012, Vitalik was quite a healthy kid without any concerns. One day, his mother got frightened looking at him – his skin turned yellowish. In Rivne Regional Hospital doctors discovered hepatitis and he spent 2 weeks in the department of hematology. In November 2012, he was sent to Okhmatdet clinic in Kiev for further analysis and research. In December doctors diagnosed Vitalik with Hypocellular myelodysplastic syndrome. Recently Vitalik began immunosuppressive therapy, protocol SAA 2002. The course of treatment is 120 days and the doctors are not trying to guess what will happen after – time will show.
The family lives modestly by Ukrainian standards: Vitalik’s mother Jenya works as a cashier making 1,500 UAH ($187). His father works on contract basis and travels to Russia for seasonal work averaging roughly the same income as his wife. Vitalik also has a 12-year-old sister. The whole family lives on the farm, which provides food through the year.
Vitalik’s parents are not capable to cover the medical bills on their own and asking for your help and support. They need approximately ($1200) for the chemotherapy and donors to donate the blood. If donors cannot be located in time, the family will need to purchase the blood increase the expenses by anywhere between $900 and $2,400.