She underwent urgent surgery in Belgrade and is now fighting for life. Simeona is only three years old and to have a fighting chance she will need to undergo further treatment in the USA.
The family are a humble young couple from Belgrade Serbia, Simeona's dad Marko Jokanovic is a priest and mum Zeljana is pregnant with their third baby. Simeona also has a beautiful little brother Vasilije who at the tender age of 18 months wants nothing more than for his big sister to get better so they can play again. The Jokanovic family have asked for help from family and friends both near and far. Every little but helps.
Our diaspora community in Sydney and across Australia is wide and I have every faith that we are a generous bunch. I urge you to donate what you can to this very important cause. We initially aimed to raise $10,000, and this was reached within 24 hours. We are absolutely amazed by everyone's generosity! Our new target is now $30,000. This is due to extensive medical costs associated with Simeona's treatment and transfer to the US.
Simeona has been accepted into treatment at the National Cancer Institute at St Jude Childrens Hospital in Memphis Tennessee USA. Here she will undergo between 10 - 12 months of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. As a result, the family will be relocating from Serbia to the USA. Simeona will be joined by her mum Zeljana, dad Marko and little brother Vasilije. The young family need every available support as they uproot from their home in Belgrade and move to Memphis without the security of employment, accommodation and the support of family or friends.
The money raised will pay for urgent medical flights for Simeona and her family, costs for treatment and medication and emergency accommodation near the hospital. We aim to make the funds available to the family AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. This will be completed via International Bank Transfer directly to the family. Receipt and proof of transfer will be posted in our regular updates.
Time is precious and we pray that our little princess pulls through and we are able to give her a fighting chance. Share this link with your networks and lets give little Simeona and her beautiful family hope.
Nasa mala Simeona se bori za njen zivot, jer je nazalost, dijagnostikovana sa rakom bubrega (cetvrte faze). Vec je jadna bila na operaciji, i ima sansu da savlada ovu bolest na daljim tretmana u SAD. Simeona i njena porodica zive u Beogradu, i zamolili su rodbinu i prijatelje otadzbine i sirom sveta, za pomoc. Nasa zajednica u Sidneju je velika, i istovremeno, humanitarna, i uverena sam da bi mi mogli pomoci maloj Simeoni. Nas cilj je da sakupimo $30,000 za par nedelja, jer pomoc je hitna za Simeonu. Ja bih vas zamolila da podelite ovu akciju sa vasim prijateljima, da bi mi uspeli da poboljsamo zivot nasoj maloj Simeoni i njenoj porodici. Unapred se zahvaljujem svima vama na vasoj pomoci.
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