Help Iwona win her fight with brain cancer!

URGENT!  Help win the fight with Glioblastoma and save Iwona’s life!

Our friend, Iwona Trzaskowski from Mississauga, 39-year-old loving wife of Andrzej Trzaskowski and mother of wonderful girls Ola (8yrs) and Ala (2yrs) has been fighting a malignant brain tumour for over 2 years.  The medical term is Glioblastoma Multiform (GBM) currently at stage 4. The diagnosis took away the joy of life and the treatment made it impossible to be close to her infant daughter Ala and very confused and scared Ola.  To experience this as a mother is heartbreaking and unbearable.

The shocking news about her disease came 3 months after Ala was born. In February 2017, after several seizure attacks, Iwona got the grimmest of the diagnoses, advanced glioblastoma. The whole world collapsed, and life became a battle with a ruthless brain cancer.

Iwona began a lengthy chemotherapy and radiation treatment at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto.  This conventional medical approach stunted the growth of the tumour for about year and a half.

During this time, it was extremely difficult to live with the awareness of the disease and its side effects, however, Iwona bravely faced every single day and kept fighting her fight. She tried her best to cherish every precious minute spent with her husband and young daughters.

Unfortunately, in May 2019 the MRI confirmed bad news, the tumour started growing again.   Iwona has undergone another surgery to remove parts of the tumour and yet another chemotherapy treatment.  Everyone was hopeful.

September 2019, another blow….the tumour is not backing down, the outlook on survival is grim.  Iwona along with her family and friends are desperately looking for new treatments offered outside of Canada.  The hope comes from Poland, in the form of  Nanotherapy.  The Clinical Hospital No. 4 in Lublin launches a new, supplementary method of treating brain tumours, called NanoTherm. The treatment has the potential to extend the lives of patients, so Iwona reaches out to the chief of neurosurgery and qualifies for another resection of the tumour along with NanoTherm treatment.

Time is running out!  The surgery can take place as soon as November, so each passing day is of essence!

This revolutionary treatment is overseen by the National Neurosurgery Consultant Prof. Tomasz Trojanowski and neurosurgeon Radoslaw Rola. The new method consists of introducing iron nanoparticles to the brain, into the area surrounding the surgically removed tumour, and heating them with microwaves. By raising the temperature locally, the cancer cells that remain after tumour removal can be destroyed or weakened that in turn makes them more responsive to subsequent chemotherapy and radiation.

To make it possible for Iwona to access this treatment the family needs to raise $75,000 CAD.  Unfortunately, their personal finances do not even cut it close to that sum. Therefore, we are turning it over to the public through Go Fund Me campaign and asking for your support and show of good will.  Again, time is of essence here, the funds are critical to send Iwona to Lublin as soon as possible and give her a chance to live her life…she has so many people to live for, her husband, daughters, family and friends. 
Please help, donate what you can, or share with as many people as you can, there is strength in numbers! 

Thank you!

Iwona's friends



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PILNE!!! Ostatnia szansa, zeby ocalic Iwone!

Mama, zona, przyjaciolka i...GLEJAK!

Nasza przyjaciolka 39 letnia Iwona Trzaskowski z Mississauga, zona Andrzeja i mama wspanialych dziewczynek Oli (8) i Ali (2) walczy od ponad 2 lat z guzem mozgu. Glejak IV stopnia wielopostaciowy. Diagnoza ta odebrala Jej radosc zycia, leczenie nie pozwolilo na bliskosc z malenka Ala i nie rozumiejaca co sie wydarzylo Ola. Dla Matki jest to najgorsza z mozliwych rzeczy...

O chorobie dowiedziala sie 3 miesiace po porodzie. W lutym 2017 po pierwszych atakach  padaczki uslyszala najgorsza z mozliwych diagnoze - glejak IV stopnia wielopostaciowy. Runal caly swiat, zycie zmienilo sie w walke ze strasznym wrogiem...

Rozpoczal sie bardzo dlugi proces leczenia radiochemioterapia w szpitalu Sunnybrook w Toronto, ktory uspil guza na okolo potlorej roku.

Przez ten caly czas ciezko bylo zyc ze swiadomoscia choroby, lecz Iwona dzielnie stawiajac czolo dramatycznej codziennosci, walczyla. Starala sie cieszyc z kazdej danej Jej chwili spedzonej z mezem oraz ukochanymi coreczkami.

Niestety juz w maju 2019 okazalo sie, ze guz znowu urosl. 
Następna operacja i częściowe usunięcie guza. Kolejna chemioterapia i nadzieja na pokonanie wroga. Wrzesień 2019 kolejny potężny cios i załamanie. Rokowania są złe, guz nie daje za wygrana. Ostatnia szansa i nadzieja przyszła z Polski! Lublin Klinika Neurochirurgii i nowatorska metoda leczenia glejakow NanoTherm. Jest decyzja kwalifikująca do kolejnej resekcji guza połączona z terapia NanoTherm. Czasu jest mało! Operacja może sie odbyc juz w listopadzie. Każdy dzień się liczy, żeby ocalić Iwonkę. 

Leczenie to jest juz dostepne w Polsce w Samodzielnym Publicznym Szpitalu nr 4 w Lublinie. Centrum Terapii NanoTherm nadzoruja prof.dr.hab.n.med. Tomasz Trojanowski oraz prof.dr.hab.n.med. Radoslaw Rola.

Terapia ta polega na wstrzykiwaniu nanoczasteczek magnetycznych zawierajacych, zelazo bezposrednio do guza i wykonaniu szescio jednogodzinnych cykli nagrzewania ich za pomoca pola magnetycznycznego do wysokiej temperatury. W wyniki tego komorki nowotworowe zostaja zniszczone lub uwrazliwione na dalsze metody leczenia.

Zeby Iwona mogla rozpoczac leczenie jest rodzina musi zebrac w bardzo krotkim czasie kwote 75 tys dolarow (okolo 200 tys. zl). Niestety nie posiadaja Oni takich funduszy, dlatego zwracamy sie z prosba o wsparcie, dobre serce i jak najszybsze zebranie calej kwoty, aby miala szanse zyc! Zyc dla tych ktorzy potrzebuja Jej najbardziej: coreczek,  meza oraz dla rodziny, przyjaciol, dla nas!!!!

Prosimy o rozeslanie tej zbiorki GoFundMe i z gory dziekujemy!

Przyjaciele Iwonki

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Fundraising team: Iwona's friends (4)

Rita Tarkowska 
Organizer
Raised $14,029 from 113 donations
Mississauga, ON
Andrzej Trzaskowski 
Beneficiary
Dorota Grudzinska 
Team member
Raised $5,831 from 60 donations
Monika Pyrek 
Team member
Raised $2,370 from 13 donations
This team raised $57,576 from 707 other donations.
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