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Darina Bigus, born in 2004.,- myeloblastic leukemia

August 5, 2011, 7:00 5691 Author: Yana Sasina, translated by Daria Sukach www.deti.zp.ua Thanks to many kind donors a sum of 20, 000 euros was raised! Darina is going to have bone marrow transplant surgery in Italy!. Darina's mother is very grateful to you!

Diagnosis: Myeloblastic leukemia

Medical record

Recommendation for bone marrow transplant surgery abroad

Darina Bigus’ up-to-date treatment news

How to help

Reports of Donations Received

Telephone numbers of Parents and Volunteers

Darina has already finished her first grade. Since the beginning of this year the girl’s mother started to notice some bruises on her daughter’s body. She did not make a big deal of it though. Her daughter, like all the other girls of her age, is very active and loves running around with her girlfriends. So, without a moment’s hesitation she sent her little daughter to the kids’ summer camp. A camp doctor was the first one who raised the alarm. Besides having bruises the girl had also been complaining of feeling very weak and having loss of appetite. That’s why the girl’s mom took her for medical examination to the Children’s Regional Hospital where three days later doctors revealed Darina’s terrible diagnosis…

25th of June the girl’s condition suddenly worsened, so she was taken to the intensive care unit where she stayed for five days. There Darina started her first chemotherapy course.

After two chemotherapy courses it became clear that Darina’s body does not respond to treatment (it’s called “a primary resistance to chemotherapy”). Consequently, the main Ukrainian child’s hematologist S.B. Donskaya has recommended undergoing bone marrow transplant surgery abroad.

In the meantime, they have been processing documents and conducting negotiations with a potential Italian clinic that could perform bone marrow transplant surgery. Fortunately, the surgery expense will be covered by “The Lifeline” Ukrainian-Italian program. However, all the other kinds of expenses like travel to Italy, completing of all the necessary documents for the embassy and staying in a foreign country will heavily bear on the family of the sick child. And this is 20,000 euros (27,609 US dollars). Darina’s mother Olga is bringing up her two daughters alone. She receives a child support and some state benefit money for her daughter. Olga cannot really rely on her disabled father.

Darina is currently in remission after the second FLAG chemotherapy course. There’s no time to lose, so the girl’s mother is preparing for their travel to Italy. Thanks to some warm-hearted donors, we have already managed to collect 7,000 euros (9,663 US dollars). But a big sum of 13,000 euros (17,000 US dollars) must still be raised! We’re appealing to the entire world. Please help us, collect this vitally important amount of money so Darina can have her treatment in the Italian clinic!

Darina and her mom are relying on everyone of you! We can only save Darina’s life by our mutual efforts!

Darina’s family lives in Zaporizhia.

The telephone number of the girl’s mother Olga: +3 80 66 442 72 24

For further information contact the volunteers of “The Happy Child” Foundation

Details for transferring your donations for Darina Bigus:

(Please let the Foundation members know about your donations):

The bank details for the donations in hryvnyas:

Payee's bank «ПриватБанк» ( Pryvatbank)

Registration number: 29244825509100

МФО: 305299

ОКПО: 14360570

The payment purpose: The filling out the card account # 4405 8858 1639 7159, Бигус Ольга Николаевна (Bigus Olga Nikolaevna) Value added tax identification number 2630013220

The bank details for the donations in euros:

Beneficiary: Bigus Olga

Card: 6762 4620 5462 8570

BANK OF BENEFICIARY: PRIVATBANK DNEPROPETROVSK, UKRAINE SWIFT CODE: PBANUA2X

INTERMEDIARY BANK J P Morgan AG Frankfurt/Main, Germany SWIFT CODE: CHASDEFX

CORRESPONDENT ACCOUNT: 6231605145

The bank details for the donations in US dollars:

Beneficiary: Bigus Olga

Card: 4405 8850 1924 4125

Bank of beneficiary: Privatbank, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine

Swift code:PBANUA2X

INTERMEDIARY BANK: JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, New York, 11245 USA

swift code: CHAS.US.33 CORRESPONDENT ACCOUNT: 0011000080

CORRESPONDENT ACCOUNT: 6231605145

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Report of donations received:

July-September, 2011:. 46,458 hryvnyas (5,763 US dollars)

Report of donations used:

September 2011:. 7,129 hryvnyas (884 US dollars) for purchasing “Fludarabine” chemotherapy medication

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