Larisa Yakovleva
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Larisa Yakovleva
42 years old
Diagnosis: Aplastic anemia

Required: payment for examination and activation of the bone marrow donor in the International Registry - 17,000 Euro, delivery of the transplant to St. Petersburg - 371,200 Rubles

Larisa Yakovleva lives in Stavropol in southern Russia. She is married and has two sons - 14 and 6 years old. Before her illness she worked as an accountant.

In 2019, Larisa started bleeding, which doctors managed to stop, but a blood test showed serious hematological problems. An urgent hospitalization was required at the Stavropol Oncological Dispensary, and soon an urgent treatment was required in St. Petersburg. She was diagnosed with "super-severe aplastic anemia".

Two courses of immunosuppressive therapy were carried out, but this did not work. From 2019 to the present, Larisa is undergoing monthly blood transfusions. The only treatment left is bone marrow transplantation. Unfortunately, there were no compatible donors either among the relatives or in the Russian registry.

Potentially compatible bone marrow donors were found only in the International Registry. The examination and activation of a foreign donor costs a lot of money - about 22,000 Euro. It is also necessary to pay for the delivery of the transplant to St. Petersburg, which is more than 370 thousand rubles. Family and friends managed to raise 6,000 euros, which was enough to pay for the start of the donor search procedure. Finding the remaining money is a completely impossible task for a family. Larisa has a disability, her husband is the only working family member, he is a driver-forwarder. The family has no significant savings.

It will be great if we can help Larisa. This is her chance to return to a fulfilling life, to be close to her family, to become healthy and happy!

Egor Moiseev
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Egor Moiseev
21 years old, Moscow
Diagnosis: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia

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Hello!
My name is Anna. I would like to ask you to help my 21-year-old son Yegor, who had his third recurrence of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in January 2021.
For the first time, Yegor fell ill in September 2015 at the age of 15. For almost two and a half years, he underwent chemotherapy in Moscow at the Morozov Children's Hospital. Then, for about eight months, he was in remission, and during this time Yegor managed to do a lot: he graduated from school, passed the exams and entered the Medical Faculty of the Moscow State University, got a driver's license.
When the first relapse occurred in August 2018, it became necessary to undergo a bone marrow transplantation. The family does not have a 100% compatible donor, they looked for an unrelated donor first in the Russian, then in the International Registry, but to no avail. As a result, in December 2018 Egor received a 50% compatible bone marrow transplant from his father in Raisa Gorbacheva Oncological Center in St. Petersburg. After the second relapse in May 2019, doctors brought Egor into remission and performed a second bone marrow transplant from me, with 70% compatibility.
Egor managed to negotiate distance learning at the medical institute, an individual plan was organized for him so that he would continue his studies in parallel with treatment without losing the course. From the moment he entered the medical institute, he never interrupted his studies, did not take a Sabbatical. When he had the opportunity, he tried to attend classes in person. Egor is completely immersed in the educational process, he passes almost all exams with excellent marks. There is no feeling that he is losing something, and life is passing by. This greatly motivates him to recover and distracts him from sad thoughts. And in the fall of last year, Egor took courses and received a driver's license to drive a motorcycle.
In January 2021, after a year and a half of remission, when we just started living a normal life, the disease returned. After the third relapse, doctors in St. Petersburg put Egor into remission with the latest CAR-T therapy, and now bone marrow transplantation is recommended to strengthen the effect of the treatment. Fortunately, Egor has got potentially compatible donors, but, unfortunately, not in the Russian, but in the international registry.
For the search and activation of the donor in the European registry, it is necessary to pay 21,000 euros. Unfortunately, the state does not allocate funds to pay for this component of treatment. We paid part of the bill, 6,000 euros, on our own, we do not have the remaining amount. If a donor is not found in Europe, the search will continue in the US registry, and this will require additional funds. Delivery of the transplant to St. Petersburg costs another 371,200 rubles. Our family is not able to raise so much money. Now I am forced not to work, I live and take care of my son in St. Petersburg.
Egor and I will be grateful for any help that will help to carry out the transplantation, which is so necessary now. We have come a long way, which brings us closer to our goal - complete recovery, and we ask you to help us overcome the next difficult stage! Many thanks!

Sincerely,
Anna
05/20/2021

November 8, 2021
During the pre-transplant examination, Egor was diagnosed with sinusitis. He is now undergoing treatment; the date of hospitalization for bone marrow transplantation has not yet been set.

October 13, 2021
AdVita Foundation donated 11,754 euros to the register named after Sh.Morsha to pay for the search for a bone marrow donor for Yegor. The account is completely closed.

September 29, 2021
AdVita Foundation paid a bill in the amount of 371,200 rubles for the delivery of the transplant for Yegor from Germany to Russia.
Daniil Bushkovskiy
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Daniil Bushkovskiy
Daniil is 21 years old, he lives in a small Siberian village in Tomsk Region.

The young man is a bright student, he reads a lot, learns to play guitar. Life could be happy, but unfortunately Daniil has a rear and life threatening diagnose – primary immune deficiency, chronic granulomatous disease (CGD).

From early childhood the boy suffered from purulent inflammations, constant pain in the stomach, later also lungs were affected. The child was unsuccessfully treated for various alleged diseases and only at the age of 17 he was correctly diagnosed at the Dmitriy Rogachev Medical Center in Moscow. This made it possible to prescribe adequate therapy, but it only helps to cope with the consequences without eliminating the cause.

CGD is a genetic disease that causes primary immunodeficiency. Bone marrow transplantation is an effective, and sometimes the only way to combat the disease, it allows to radically change the quality of life of the patient.

In October 2019 bone marrow transplantation surgery was successfully performed. Danya feels well. We continue to raise funds for patients of the Raisa Gorbacheva Cancer Center.

18.10.2021
The results of bone marrow transplantation are stable. Danya feels well. Hilfeverein AdVita continues to raise funds for the treatment of patients of the Raisa Gorbacheva Cancer Center.

14.07.2020
Daniil is doing great. Not that long ago, he took a blood test in Tomsk, his blood counts are normal. Daniil has also developed skin GVHD and is still taking Tacrolimus. The first stage of vaccination is completed and is to be continued in January. His medical exam is planned in a year.

22.04.2020

Daniil's blood counts are normal, although his liver counts are increased. Tacrolimus doses had to be increased to cope with his liver GVHD. Daniil has not been able to gain weight yet. In general he is well getting vaccinated for the first time on March 18, after which he was feverish for a few days.

14.02.2020
In early February, Daniel came to St. Petersburg for a medical examination. His Hemoglobin levels are low, but other blood counts are normal. The blood test result for engraftment of the donor bone marrow is not ready yet. His lungs tests seem to be normal. He continues low dosage Tacrolimus treatment and was prescribed iron supplements. Soon Daniil will go home, his next medical exam will take place in six months. Daniel feels OK and is making plans to continue his studies.

18.12.2019
Daniil is well and is now back home. His hemoglobin levels are a bit low, though other blood counts are close to normal. Daniel continues to take Tacrolimus. A medical appointment is scheduled in St. Petersburg for February 2020. Daniel goes for walks, spends time at home while also preparing documents to reapply for disability benefits.

29.11.2019
The blood test results show that complete engraftment of the donor bone marrow remains. Blood counts are close to normal and there are no viruses detected. Skin GHVD does not bother Daniil, although he keeps taking Tacrolimus. Daniel is soon to be released and on December 6th he returns home. Daniel is well, goes for walks and is in physical therapy. He has managed to gain some weight.

12.11.2019
Daniel's blood test showed complete engraftment of the donor bone marrow. Blood counts are close to normal. The young man was transferred to the day hospital of Raisa Gorbacheva Institute of Pediatric Oncology. He recently developed a skin rash and is to have a dermatologist consultation. Daniil keeps taking Tacrolimus. Daniil feels rather well and is more energetic. The young man goes for walks and spends time on his computer.

22.10.2019
In early October, Daniil had a fever and was later diagnosed with a catheter infection and cervical lymph node caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Daniil was transferred to an intensive care unit where they surgically removed the abscess. Mid-October, after the necessary treatment Daniil returned to the transplantation unit. The blood test taken 30 days after the surgery showed complete engraftment of the donor bone marrow. His blood counts are close to normal now, so he will be transferred to a day hospital soon.
Daniil is well, although a bit weak. He is allowed for walks and is doing physical therapy. In his free time, he learns card tricks.

01.10.2019

On September 18th, Daniil had a bone marrow transplant. After the surgery, he kept experiencing seizures and had to take anti-seizure medication. Three days after the transplant, he was taken to a transplant unit. His blood counts are low, for which is getting blood transfusion. Unfortunately, Daniil has also developed mucositis.
During the preparation period, Daniil was successfully treated for furunculosis, but has been suffering from a high fever in the last 5 days. Doctors believe that the fever might have been caused by an infection. At the moment, Danill is very weak and is not feeling well. He might need further treatment.
The search for a bone marrow transplant donor and stem cell matching were fully covered by our donors. We are grateful for the generous donations!

11.09.2019

On September 9th, Daniil was admitted to the intensive care unit of Raisa Gorbacheva Institute of Pediatric Oncology due to a possible acute reaction to the upcoming pre-transplantation chemotherapy. His transplantation is scheduled for September 18th.
Lately, Daniil has been suffering from furunculosis and an eye inflammation and was diagnosed with staphylococcus. From time to time, Daniil is experiencing high fever, although his general condition is stable and his appetite is increasing.

23.08.2019
Daniil is undergoing a medical examination in Tomsk prior to the surgery. His blood values are stable, ESR is high. Daniil is still suffering from furunculosis and decreased appetite.
Tomorrow Daniil is returning home to go to St. Petersburg at the end of August for medical advice. Daniil's not feeling well because of
a high fever and furunculosis.
Lilya Znayeva
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Lilya Znayeva
Lilya Znayeva, 35, lives in Irkutsk. After graduation she worked in the Federal Bailiffs Service and as a lawyer. Lilya is married and has two sons.

Before the illness, Lilya had an interesting and active life — vacations on the Baikal Lake, hiking and kayaking. Julia made big plans, but the diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, made in the Summer of 2017, changed her whole life: eight months in the hematology department, six courses of chemotherapy, then three supporting courses. And in June 2018 — a new relapse and endless exhausting treatment. It became clear that the only way out was a bone marrow transplantation.

In July 2019 a bone marrow transplantation was successfully performed. Julia is feeling well and she is busy raising her two children. Hilfeverein AdVita goes on with raising funds for the patients of the Raissa Gorbacheva Cancer Center
18.10.2021
The remission after the bone marrow transplantation is keeping. Julya is feeling well. Hilfeverein AdVita continues to raise funds for the patients of Raissa Gorbacheva Cancer Center.

29.04.2020
At the end of February, Lilya came to St. Petersburg for a medical exam. Her blood counts are normal. Remission and engraftment of the donor bone marrow remain, which was confirmed by the puncture taken in early March and on April 9 in Irkutsk. Lilia isolated herself in the village with children, keeping herself busy. She shows her children different outdoor games that she used to play as a child herself.

31.01.2020
On November 24, Lilia went to St. Petersburg for a check-up: remission remains and her blood counts are stable. Sirolimus treatment is over and Liliya was allowed to go home until February. She is well, busy with her apartment renovations and taking care of the children.

22.11.2019
November 19th, results of Lilya's biopsy show that remission remains. Her platelet count is low, while other blood counts are close to normal. So far, the state failed to provide Sirolimus for Liliya. November 24th, she will go to St. Petersburg for a check-up.
Liliya is well, she plays with her children and reads books to them. Not long ago, she was re-registered as disabled (first-degree).

24.10.19
Lilya's blood counts are increasing. She is taking Sirolimus, Imatinib and other medications. Her follow-up examination is scheduled for November 25th. Meanwhile, Lilya has to reapply for disability benefits. She is feeling better and at the moment at home with her children.

03.10.19
In the middle of September, Lilya had a bone marrow biopsy that showed full engraftment of the bone marrow transplant. Lilya's blood blast count is within the norm and although her blood counts are lower than usual, there is no need in blood transfusion. Lilya was discharged from the hospital, the follow-up checkup is scheduled for early December. Lilya is well and is already back home, happily reunited with her kids.

09.09.2019
Marrow biopsy in August has shown successful transplant bone marrow engraftment. CMV disease and herpes are no longer an issue, but Lilya is still struggling with low blood counts and thus requires a blood transfusion. Lilya is also through with her Valcyte treatment. Lilya is doing well and is allowed for walks, but can't wait to finally go home.

Julia Mysova
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Julia Mysova
Julia Mysova lives in Satka in Chelyabinsk Region. Thirty two years old, Julia is married with three children. In March 2017, she was diagnosed with acute monoblastic leukemia.

Julia underwent chemotherapy twice during her last pregnancy. Luckily, her baby was born healthy, and Julia is currently in remission. The doctors at the Raisa Gorbacheva Research Center in St. Petersburg are convinced, however, that the risk of a recurrence is quite high without a bone marrow transplant.

The search for a bone marrow donor in Russia proved fruitless. It took a huge effort, but Julia's family and friends raised the 6,000 euros required to launch a search for a compatible donor in the international registry. Since the total cost of the search, is 18,000 euros, however, Julia's family will need help from concerned outsiders. Their income is too low.

Julia dreams of living a long life with her loved ones and raising her children.

"Any help you can give me is a chance I will get well. I thank everyone who has shown their concern for me" she writes.


18.10.21
The treatment is going on. We are waiting for the decision regarding bone marrow transplantation. We'll keep you posted on the results as soon as we get them from our partner organisation in St. Petersburg: https://advita.ru/podopechnye/YMys1

26.03.2020
Julia's tests showed relapse. The second course of chemotherapy is now completed, as remission was not achieved after the first course. A puncture is scheduled for next week. Based on the results, the future treatment will be updated.

02.10.2019
In October, Yulia is going to Chelyabinsk for a medical follow-up checkup. Her blood counts are slightly lower than usual. For now, it was decided against a bone marrow transplant given some of physiological factors and the fact that Yulia has been in remission for quite some time. Yullia had an URTI for two weeks and was getting treatment for that. She is feeling better, but feels quite weak and experiences some sleeping difficulties. She is busy with household chores and takes care of the kids.

20.08.2019
Julia feels quite well, she is only bothered by general weakness. Her blood counts are a little low. The control test will take place in Chelyabinsk at the beginning of October. Julia is now at home and will soon go to the village with her children.

Mikhail Dugin
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Mikhail Dugin
Mikhail Dugin, 34, lives in Volzhsky in Volgograd Region. It was a real shock to Mikhail when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. His life changed dramatically. Mikhail did not give up, however, and his disease soon went into remission.

In 2018, the illness returned. Mikhail's doctors at the Raisa Gorbachev Memorial Research Institute said he had to undergo a bone marrow transplant. No compatible donor was found in the nationwide Russian database.

A search for a donor in the international registry costed 18,000 Euro.

In May 2019 a bone marrow transplantation was successfully performed
18.10.21
The remission is keeping on. Blood counts are normal. We continue to raise funds for the patients of Raissa Gorbacheva Cancer Center

22.10.2019
Once a week, Mikhail has to take blood tests at his local hospital. His blood counts are normal. The follow-up check-up is planned for the end of January 2020. Mikhail is well and spends time with his friends.

02.10.2019
Mikhail is doing well. At the end of September, he had a follow-up checkup at the Raisa Gorbacheva Institute of Pediatric Oncology and the puncture showed full engraftment of bone marrow transplant. His blood counts are normal.
Starting October 4th, Mikhail is going to be receiving outpatient care. Mikhail has a friend in St. Petersburg that he regularly talks to, and at the end of the week he is hoping to be able to fly home.

06.09.2019
Michael is currently recovering at home. Once a week, he has to take a blood test — his blood counts are stable. The follow-up exam is postponed till the end of the month. Sirolimus treatment is completed. Michael is doing well and goes for walks in the evenings when it is not too hot.

16.08.2019
Mikhail feels pretty good. His blood counts continue to rise. On August 23rd, Michail will stop taking Syrolimus as planned. He is at home, keeps in touch with his friends, goes for a walk and, if possible, goes to the countryside.

26.07.2019
Mikhail was discharged today. According to the results of the July puncture, he is still in remission, and the donor's bone marrow works well. Although his blood count is rising, it is still below the norm. The dosage of Sirolimus has been reduced, and soon the drug will be canceled. Mikhail has recovered from the cytomegalovirus infection. He feels okay and plans to go home. In one and a half months, he has to return to St. Petersburg for the follow-upexamination.

05.07.2019
In June, Mikhail was referred to a day clinic; on July 3, he had a control puncture, the results are not yet ready. According to the results of the last puncture, the donor bone marrow has taken completely. The Rh factor was replaced by a donor Rh, and blood counts are rather low, possibly because of the long-term treatment of cytomegalovirus infection. Mikhail continues to take Sirolimus, and Valcyte was recently canceled.
He feels rather well, only complains about weakness.

10.06.2019
Mikhail is feeling pretty good. The puncture a week ago showed remission, the minimal residual disease is not identified, and the result of the bone marrow engraftment test isn't ready yet.
The platelets are low and do not grow; other blood counts are close to normal. Doctors suggested that platelets do not grow not only because of cytomegalovirus infection (treatment with Cymevene continues), but also because of the toxicity of the immunosuppressive medication, therefore, Tacrolimus was recently replaced by Sirolimus.
Mikhail feels rather well, he tolerates the heat normally — he is used to Southern climate.

20.05.2019
On April 10th, Mikhail underwent bone marrow transplantation; on May 6th, he was referred to a day hospital. According to the results of puncture, the donor bone marrow has taken and it works. Recently Mikhail has been infected with cytomegalovirus, and appropriate treatment is being carried out now. Due to this infection, his recently normalized blood readings decreased. Misha is not feeling very well, he complains about his weakness.

In memory of Mikhail Volkodav
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Mikhail Volkodav
Unfortunately, Mikhail died 25.08.2019 in the Intensive Care Unit. After the first transplantation, the bone marrow did not take, and the second operation Mikhail did not endure. We express our sincere sympathy to his relatives and friends.

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Mikhail Volkodav is 24 years old. He lives in the small town of Shakhty in Rostov Region in the South of Russia. In February 2017, Mikhail was diagnosed with leukemia at the Raisa Gorbacheva Oncology Center.

Bone marrow transplantation is the only effective treatment in such cases. Unfortunately, no compatible donors were found in Russia. It costs 18,000 euros to find potential donors abroad.

Mikhail's parents are elderly, and the family does not have the means to raise such a large sum of money. Nevertheless, relatives managed to find 6,000 euros for the first payment to the Stefan Morsch Registry in Germany.

Mikhail wants to get over his illness and return to a normal life.
16.08.2019
On August 12, Mikhail was transferred to the intensive care unit of the Raisa Gorbacheva Research Institute in critical condition: the infection caused pulmonary edema. Mikhail is now connected to an IVL machine, in an induced coma. The results of the bronchoscopy are not yet ready.

26.07.2019
Mikhail was hospitalized at the Raisa Gorbacheva Research Institute. On July 24, he underwent a second bone marrow transplant. His blood counts are falling. Hemocomponent transfusions are being performed. Mikhail feels rather well, although he experiences nausea and decreased appetite. When he has a moment, he reads and watches movies. Tepadin bills were paid in time — we heartily thank the donors who made it possible.