Our gorgeous little 2-years old son has a devastating and rapidly progressive form of eye cancer called retinoblastoma.
He was born on the 30/08/17 perfectly healthy but few months ago we noticed something strange with his eye and took him to the doctor. As far as we live in Ukraine and doctors unprofessionalism is a common case we were told he’s absolutely fine. Unfortunately, we lost one month this way.
As soon as we noticed that the glitter in eye is growing we took him again to several doctors. And doctors diagnosed 4B stage of cancer to our little boy. We urgently started the treatment in Ukraine but realized that the doctors don’t have an expertise to fight for ours baby boy.
After endlessly researching and talking to Drs all over the world we found hope in a medication that should help him and Doctor in Switzerland has accepted him in his hospital.
The treatment is a special systemic chemotherapy, eye injections and bone marrow transplantation. We strongly feel as his parents that Yan should get a chance to live this life and make his dreams come true. As he’s just a little boy yet.
We are running out of precious time with our baby, he can't have this treatment in Ukraine so our only hope now is to get Yan to Switzerland - this will obviously cost us a ridiculous amount of money, money we unfortunately don't have enough of.
If we don't raise enough money then we wont be able to have a treatment in Switzerland and Yan will die!
We need to change things and show how determined parents can forge a path for other families encountering similar obstacles in Ukraine. We need to give other people hope. We need to start saving lives.. hopefully starting with Yan xxx