Help Mitko and Dani fight cancer

41320056_1565786678653271_r.jpegDear friends, We are kindly asking you to help our friends Mitko and Dani Mitkov, two of the most kind, humble, caring and giving people we know, in their battle with cancer.  As some of you already know on January 28th, 2019 after a biopsy and CT scan Mitko was diagnosed with Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma(SCC). At that time, the tumor was located in the right tonsil and spread out to three lymph nodes. The doctors at Emory University Hospital advised that tumor is to be removed with multiple surgeries, therefore on March 1st Mitko went through a neck dissection followed by a robotic surgery of tumor removal on March 8th. The post-surgery pathology reports showed clear margins, which led to the assumption that all cancer cells were completely removed. Prognosis were optimistic: only 20% recurrence of tumor without any other treatment. Unfortunately, Mitko and Dani couldn’t even enjoy their little victory when in June 2019 after another follow up, CT scan and biopsy, the terrible news was dropped to them: new tumor was developed in the parotid tissue. There was no time to waist, Mitko had to go through a surgery for a third time on July 31st, 2019 as doctors were afraid that tumor can grow faster and reach areas where it will become impossible to be completely removed.  And now another bigger and stronger battle is ahead of them: because of the specifics of the area, when treated with radiation Mitko will be left with a lot of side effects such as significant loss of saliva, loss of taste, possible inability of swallowing where normal eating will become extremely difficult with a possible chance to be replaced with a feeding tube and many many more. Once the radiation treatment is completed, the recovery period for Mitko will be extremely difficult and long so they are already searching for alternatives all around the world. Whichever one they choose, Mitko will not be able to work full time and support his family. His wife Dani will have to care for him and their two beautiful girls, while trying to work - a task almost impossible without some help from family and friends. We are kindly asking you to help their family financially survive this hard period in their lives. Let us take part of the burden they are facing and give them the peace of mind that at the end of the day can focus on getting Mitko better and winning the fight against cancer! Please donate as much as you can and keep them in your prayers as we all know that fight with cancer is battle nobody can fight alone. Help us give them hope, help us spread the word so more people can get involved in this cause and accept our gratitude on behalf of Mitkov’s family for all your generosity, prayers and support!

Donations (0)

  • Valya Miteva 
    • $30 
    • 1 d
  • Melissa Colatosti  
    • $50 
    • 2 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 5 d
  • Тихомир Менгемеджиев 
    • $50 
    • 6 d
  • Bea Petkova 
    • $100 
    • 6 d

Organizer and beneficiary 

Elica Zankova 
Alpharetta, GA
Mitkov Family  
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