Help Iryna pay for cancer treatment

**UPDATE: Listen to Iryna on episode 57 of the Black Diplomats podcast!**

Dear friends, I wanted to let you know that currently, thanks to my NOVAMOVA family and dedicated friends, I’m in Vilnius, Lithuania where I have a possibility to continue my vital treatment and to get a stem cell transplant. Doctors have a strong intention to cure me!  — Iryna Klimova

We are a group of friends raising money for our friend and colleague Iryna, who was recently diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma.

Here's a message from Iryna:  

"Hello!  My name is Iryna, and most of you should remember me – I work as a language program coordinator at Nova Mova in Kyiv. I am the person who corresponds with you prior to your course, plans your schedule when you arrive, and helps you feel welcome in a new place.

In January 2021 I was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma, which is a form of cancer.  Since that time I have undergone chemotherapy.  I still have some high-dose therapy and stem-cell  treatment ahead of me.

One of the most effective drugs, based on my diagnosis, costs $4,000 (US) per vial.  According to the treatment plan, 36 vials will be needed!  This sum is prohibitively high for my family; please consider supporting this fundraiser to help.  Also, if you feel comfortable sharing a link to this gofundme page, please do so; any assistance you are able to provide will be much appreciated."

IMPORTANT: As the organizer of this fundraiser, I, Keith Gibeling, will transfer funds to Iryna weekly using an application that facilitates low-cost transfers from the United States. I will keep detailed records of all transactions and will share them with donors upon request. 

  • Terry Loop 
    • $20 
    • 6 mos
  • Philip Waterman 
    • $700 
    • 8 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 8 mos
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    • $50 
    • 8 mos
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    • $50 
    • 8 mos
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Keith Gibeling 
Chesapeake, VA

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