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Artem Galushka, born in 2014 - Brain cancer (medulloblastoma)

Artem is clearly stronger than his illness! He recovered step by step. He managed to learn again how to talk, then crawl, then to walk! To hear precious All right! from the doctors is very near.

Author: Olga Vovk, translated by Artem Sergeev, deti.zp.ua Published: 2019-05-31 17-00-00 Viewed, times: 1229
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Artem Galushka, born in 03.05.2014

Diagnosis: Brain cancer (medulloblastoma)

Conclusion: page 1, page 2, page 3.

Artem is a very bright and cheerful boy. Since birth he has taken interest in everything! By his first year, Artem was effectively communicating a wide range of emotions and needs. A budding polyglot, he learned more than ten English words. Artem was always very happy to be an assistant to his parents with chores and cooking.

The family was proud of their little boy and a storybook life. But two weeks before Artems fourth birthday, doctors found a terrible disease: brain cancer. The doctors suggested to place a brain shunt to ease the pain, thinking that the boy had at most 1.5 months to live.

Fortunately, the parents held onto hope and didnt give up. They wrote to many foreign clinics and foundations. Luckily, Konstantin Khabenskiy's Charity Fund responded from Moscow.

Artem went to Russia for surgery to remove the tumor and half of his cerebellar tentorium which was penetrated by the tumor. A month after the surgery, an MRI revealed metastases throughout his spinal column. The battle for his life continues.

Artem is clearly stronger than the disease! He is somewhat recovered. The doctors didnt believe their eyes. The boy managed to relearn how to talk, crawl, and walk! Looking at recent photos, it is hard to believe what hes been through. Did it really happened to him?! In one year of life, he had nine rounds of high-dosage of chemotherapy and two months of radiation treatments.

Now Artem is back in Ukraine receiving ongoing maintenance therapy. Thank God, the chemo is being provided mainly through government procurements. But he needs a new MRI every 3 months costing 5260 UAH ($200 USD) so that doctors can regulate medications to control the disease.

The parents savings are depleted by medical costs. The parents are trusting in kind peoples help and that the disease will go into complete remission.

The family lives in Enerhodar, Zaporizka oblast, Ukraine.

For additional information contact the staff of Happy Child Foundation.

Report on donations

Date: Donor: Country: Sum:
12.12.2019Julia Sch.Ukraine8.43 US dollars
03.12.2019Mikhail S.Ukraine4.06 US dollars
18.10.2019Andrew V.Ukraine20.11 US dollars
26.09.2019Aleksandr B.Ukraine19.9 US dollars
16.07.2019Natal'ya K.Ukraine7.77 US dollars
14.07.2019Svetlana .Ukraine11.63 US dollars
08.07.2019gany sUkraine97.23 US dollars
04.07.2019Aleksandr Z.Ukraine19.2 US dollars
04.07.2019VitalijUkraine19.2 US dollars
01.07.2019DmytroUkraine14.86 US dollars
01.07.2019Mikhail G.Ukraine11.46 US dollars
27.06.2019Vladimir Sh.Ukraine19.11 US dollars
19.06.2019Elena F.Ukraine7.58 US dollars
17.06.2019Natal'ya K.Ukraine11.04 US dollars
13.06.2019Hodireva EvgeniaUkraine0.95 US dollars
12.06.2019Natal'ya K.Ukraine7.6 US dollars
11.06.2019Hodireva EvgeniaUkraine1.9 US dollars
10.06.2019Natal'ya P.Ukraine21.94 US dollars
09.06.2019+38067..87Ukraine1.48 US dollars
09.06.2019Tat'yana L.Ukraine7.46 US dollars
05.06.2019Aleksandr Z.Ukraine33.08 US dollars
01.06.2019IrinaUkraine18.09 US dollars
01.06.2019Elena Ya.Ukraine7.24 US dollars
01.06.2019Andrej T.Ukraine25.33 US dollars
Total sum of received donations 396.66 US dollars

Expenses report

Date: Expense title: Sum, US dollars:
13.05.2019Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain, cervical, thoracic, lumbar spine with contrast200.72 US dollars
Total expenses for this category 201 US dollars

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