13.01.2022 Dear friends, we update the project description with all the events of the past year. Marina’s illness has not been completely overcome, but it can be carefully noted that the efforts of doctors and your help are yielding positive results.
Last year, after numerous courses of severe but not very effective chemotherapy, doctors changed the treatment regimen and prescribed Marina a new drug, Avastin. These are very specific drugs that stop the formation of new blood vessels, including those formed in tumors, feed them with oxygen and allow them to grow further. So "suppression" of excess blood vessels is "suppression" of the development of the tumors themselves.
The first course gave its limited positive result and significantly slowed down the development of the disease. So now, as of early 2022, Marina is continuing her second course of Avastin treatment. Now we are raising funds for this, because the drug is really expensive for one person. That is why your help is always relevant here.
Other circumstances remain the same: the chronology of all events and all medical documents can be found in the description below and in the project news, in most of which Marina tells about the state of her affairs herself.
Friends, we got a big trouble. In this difficult year, disaster has come to us. For the first time in the history of the People’s Project, we are asking for help for ourselves. Our colleague Maryna Dashkevych, one of the key people in the work of our volunteer project, has just been diagnosed with an aggressive serious illness.
The story began in the summer – the rapid deterioration of health, numerous examinations and procedures, over time, doctors found the cause: a brain tumor. In November, Marina underwent surgery, but she did not stay in the hospital for long – she could not stand the inactivity and returned to work as soon as possible. But the results of histological examinations after the operation have just arrived. Despite all hopes for the best, the diagnosis is very, very difficult.
Excerpt from the results of primary research. The diagnosis Glioblastoma is confirmed by further research
Despite the successful surgery, rapid further treatment is required. This form of the disease is known for acute and severe recurrences, and therefore, the countdown is for weeks and days: it is necessary to conduct a combined course of radiotherapy with severe chemotherapy, and as quickly as possible to finish all the foci of the disease.
As of December 18, 2020 we are forced to reconsider the plan of further actions. Given Marina’s condition and the critical time frame, we declined the treatment option in Israel and agreed to the offer of the Ukrainian Medical Center. The first course of intensive treatment with a combination of radiation and chemotherapy will be held here. We will continue to hope for the best and act according to the circumstances. Depending on the circumstances, we also adjust the project budget.
As of January 25, 2021, we are once again adjusting the budget and continuing to raise funds. Given the diagnosis, we must ensure further treatment of Marina in the possible second stage, taking into account the likelihood of complications.
Marina needs funds for a quick start and further radiotherapy and chemotherapy. The total required amount only for the first stage of treatment is 600,000 hryvnias, and they should be collected in the coming days. This amount includes the cost of basic treatment courses, medications, research and procedures, as well as the cost of associated costs of maintenance and care in the hospital. Even after adjusting the budget, the amount still seems huge, but let’s look at it from the other side: each little by little, by force – and this money can really be collected in the shortest possible time, as we have done more than once. At least half of us have already been collected!
Marina is a really critical part of this world, and of the volunteer community in particular. She is a very private person and never advertises her deeds and achievements. Only we, colleagues and relatives know about all this. But that doesn’t stop her from doing good, and it’s time to talk about it openly. Marina has an insanely sensitive heart: doctors, front-line soldiers, combat special forces, the sick and disadvantaged, whom we helped – many of them received help and salvation thanks to Marina’s personal efforts.
In addition, it is Marina that holds all our paperwork over the years. If we, the rest of the team, are passionate hearts and hands of the project, Marina is its cold head. From the first days, it is absolutely ruthless to the slightest mess, so the People’s Project documentation is always in perfect order. So, thanks to Marina, we can track and report on the movement of every penny of millions of hryvnias of donations collected and distributed by us over the years.
The chances of suppressing a serious illness once and for all, forgetting it like a nightmare, and then helping others are, and they are quite high. We just need to start fighting now – and we clearly do not have enough resources for this fight. We appeal to you, to everyone, for possible participation. It’s not for us, not a penny in our pocket, not for someone’s enrichment, no. All this is to save a really good person who saves others for many years of his life. So please: please help us save Marina now.
The budget of the project has been increased by 300 000 uah
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|22/01/22||20:49||1 000 UAH||******4658|
|22/01/22||17:31||5 000 UAH||******0000|
|21/01/22||18:18||3 000 UAH||******0000|
|21/01/22||03:46||1 000 UAH|
|20/01/22||21:36||1 000 UAH||******7933|
|17/01/22||04:21||1 000 UAH|
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|12/01/22||19:28||2 000 UAH||******0000|
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|Totally (with regard to the amount of the fee*): 2 075 970.00 UAH (56 769 USD)|
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|25/12/2020||Food Services||1||3 885.00||Paid|
|25/12/2020||Primary consultation radiation therapist||1||850.00||Paid|
|25/12/2020||MRI scan of the brain + additional copy of the image||1||4 205.00||Paid|
|25/12/2020||Drug support of chemotherapy (I stage)||1||9 200.00||Paid|
|25/12/2020||Primary consultation chemotherapeutist||1||850.00||Paid|
|25/12/2020||Materials for analysis collecting||1||50.00||Paid|
|25/12/2020||Medical hospital services||7||9 450.00||Paid|
|25/12/2020||Contrast enhancement in MRI||1||1 700.00||Paid|
|25/12/2020||MRI scan of the brain||1||1 700.00||Paid|
|25/12/2020||Advance payment for a course of radical radiotherapy||1||15 500.00||Paid|
|25/12/2020||Radical radiotherapy drug supply||30||12 990.00||Paid|
|25/12/2020||Course of radical radiotherapy||30||29 700.00||Paid|
|25/12/2020||Further radical radiotherapy dosimethrical planning||1||37 050.00||Paid|
|25/12/2020||Further radical radiotherapy topology||1||30 900.00||Paid|
|25/12/2020||SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) tests||1||699.00||Paid|
|25/12/2020||Prehospital serological tests||1||1 020.00||Paid|
|25/12/2020||Prehospital laboratory tests||1||2 047.00||Paid|
|25/12/2020||CT-mapping for further radiotherapy and radiosurgery||1||1 405.00||Paid|
|Total: 163 751.00 UAH (4 478 USD)|