Kristina Voytovich, born in 1992 - fungal infection
Fundraising closed Cristina has successfully completed the expensive treatment in Kiev and is now home to recover.
Kristina Voytovich, born on the 16th of October 1992
Diagnosis: Fungal infection (previously - a large B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma), hepatitis B and D.
ATTENTION! ON ON 14/04/2015 AS of: Fundraising closed!!
Cristina has successfully completed the expensive treatment in Kiev and is now home to recover.
I'm like a bird hit by a stone ...
It was an accident, it hurt my wing.
I had to land, the others were still flying,
I was looking at them, but could not take off yet... (Russian poem, author is unknown)
Kind and shy Kristina dreamt of attending medical school. Her final exams were coming, so her big dream was going to come true soon. She cheerfully chatted with her friends, helped her mother with house chores and eagerly looked forward to her future.
Unfortunately, her plans ran into a serious obstacle – a large B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. What is this? Many people even have not heard about it. But for Kristina this diagnosis means the collapse of all her hopes and dreams.
And instead of opening a door to medical school she became a patient of the hematology department. Her entire life turned upside down ... Her mom desperately appealed to all kind people to help save her lovely princess, her beloved daughter.
Kristina during her treatment
Kristina underwent her treatment in the Kiev center of bone marrow transplantation. She had to purchase all the drugs at her own expense. Medication for one course of chemotherapy cost 23,000 UAH (2,800 US dollars). Fortunately, many caring people got involved into the salvation of our Kristina, and with God's help, she managed to pass 4 chemistry courses and turn a new page of her life…
It has been already two years since we met Kristina Voytovich. During all this time, so many people were fighting the disease along with Kristina! They were fighting despite a tiny percentage of a favorable prognosis. Despite a lack of drugs, subsistence, moral and physical strengths of Kristina and her mother Elena. The Voytovich family stood up, went all the way from difficult countless chemo courses to her bone marrow transplantation. It happened thanks to the support of a huge number of warm-hearted people. Many thanks for your kind support!
In September this year, Kristina and her mother came back to Moscow for a PET scan - a mandatory annual check-up. The scan showed the presence of something in the lung. In evening after the test the girl did not say a word, her mom was desperately asking the same question - did the disease come back and they would have to start all over again?
Two days later, they had a consultation with Professor Dmitiry Rogachev and the Voytovich family once again had a glimmer of hope. The hope that this is not a new tumor but an inflammation (a fungal infection). This means Kristina needs to take a course of antibiotics and must also receive antibodies, immunoglobulin "Intratekt" or "Octagam". "Octagam" is not available in Ukraine. "Intratekt" costs 10 000 UAH (that is approximately 1,220 US dollars). She should have at least 2 Injections of this treatment since her immune system does not function properly. Otherwise, it will have to start all over again...
Sometimes I want to close my eyes and imagine that all this is a nightmare ... That this website does not exist, that I have seen all these stories in my dreams. I want to imagine that it is possible just to click "Close" and it quickly disappears. But it will still remain. Somewhere in the small Ukrainian town of Melitopol there is this girl and her mother on the edge of despair. Kristina has often been ill this year - infection after infection, sinusitis, chickenpox ... Elena has spent all she earned for the treatment of her daughter. Now she has nothing to spend. She can only hope and believe. And they believe and they are waiting for our help.
Help is needed right now, urgently, immediately. Last week Kristina was taken to the hospital with a temperature of 104 F. Her doctor in Kiev has said to take antibodies immunoglobulin immediately. What's more Kristina was diagnosed with hepatitis B and D.
Kristina needs your support again! The only way to beat hepatitis B and D is to raise approximately 11,000 US dollars! Let’s help this lively girl together! Please help the girl! She really hopes for your support!
The family lives in the town of Melitopol(the Zaporizhzhia region)
The mobile number of Elena, Kristina's mother: +38 097 079 31 28
For further information please contact the volunteers of “The Happy Child” Foundation