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Please help to gather money for bone marrow transplantation (BMT) for Sonya Petrenko

February 22, 2010, 22:00 3743 Author: Grigorjeva Inna(translated into English by Anna Gritsun) www.deti.zp.ua Thanks to the efficiency of donors Sonya had already begun the treatment in the hospital in Minsk. But after a full examination it was revealed that the child needed the unrelated bone marrow transplantation. Sonia needs our help again!

Before writing about Sonya’s future, we want to say:”THANK YOU SO MUCH” to all the distinguished contributors, who in record time, collected 80 thousand dollars for a child to go for the treatment in a specialized Republican Research Center for Pediatric Oncology and Hematology of Republic of Belarus. Thanks to you, kind compassionate people, who did not pass by the request for assistance to help the child, Sonya got a real chance to survive.

After a full survey in the Belarusian clinic Sonya was given the diagnosis: acute lymphoblastic leukemia, 1st relapse very early, combined. At the moment the treatment with chemotherapeutical preparations has already started. But taking into account the test results, as well as the inauspicious prognosis for this diagnosis, it was determined by a consultation of physicians of the Center, that Sonya needs an allogeneic transplantation from an unrelated compatible donor in the absence of kin-compatible donor.

The extract from the Belarusian Medical Clinic

Sonya had already endured one course of treatment of leukemia in Zaporozhye. But an early relapse showed that we urgently needed to take more serious action - and you helped this child to go to a specialized clinic in Minsk. The money, that you have gathered had to be enough to pass treatment in the Belarusian capital. But now the child needs the BMT - and now Sonya needs much more money – the allogeneic BMT in the world costs about 150 thousand dollars.

Sonya and Sonya's mom don’t have much time: they need to decide where to do the BMT, the remission is planned after 4 weeks - and then they have to start the procedure of searching the donor.

Currently Sonya's mother has to pay no less than 30 thousand dollars for 5 courses of chemotherapy, the first of which has already begun.

After the payment of chemotherapy Sonya and her mom will have about 50 thousand dollars from all the sum of money. The BMT costs 150 thousand dollars, also they will have to spend 20-30 thousand dollars on various examinations and Sonya’s rehabilitation after the BMT. As a result, we need to gather for Sonya another 120 thousand dollars.

Of course, it is an impressive sum. But once we have already rallied to support Sonya, we have given a piece of our soul and love to this child – so we will be able to unite our efforts again. The donations have come in the form of various amounts - from 10 hryvnias and more. But that's not the quantity of money - each person gave as much as he or she could, but there is something much more important, it is - our FAITH. We believed - and Sonya was able to start treatment in Minsk. We hope that we will be able to gather money for the transplantation for this wonderful little girl. You will be able to see the bill for the BMT on our web-site, as soon as it will be available for us.

You can transfer the donations on the account of Sonya’s father Alexander Ivanovich Petrenko, the details are indicated in the text of the request for assistance.

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