I never thought I would have to fight cancer at my age, I never thought I would have cancer trying to take my life from me when I want to live my life the most.
I am a 22-year-old student from Russia. When I was 19 I went to the USA and met Daniel, the best man I know. We are currently engaged, dreaming about our wedding, staring a family, and having kids, a happy life together. We have been in a distance relationship for 3 years now. I live in Russia, and he lives in America. Immigration laws are very strict and he will only be able to bring me to the United States in the beginning of 2015.
Everything would have been perfect but a month ago during a routine checkup, unexpectedly I was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma with lung metastasis "“ a very rare and aggressive type of cancer. It was and it still is very hard to believe:In March I had surgery and now I urgently need chemotherapy. Treatment in Russia is not dependable and of low quality. That's the reason we are trying to seek treatment in an institution in America, but first we need a deposit of $350,000 to be accepted into the hospital and to qualify for a medical visa.
All this has changed my life in many ways "“ family plans my fiancÃ© and I had been making are now on hold. I had to leave my internship position I dreamt of at PWC, every day I have to cope with fear, stress and worry when usually I am a very happy person thankful for all I have. I also have to go slow in my last year of education because all my time is being spent at hospitals and at home fighting cancer.
My family has been very supportive and caring, so just seeing them this way makes me responsible for my own survival. I will never give up fighting for the ones I love, for the ones who need me in their lives, for my future family, for my future kids, I have my head up because God helps those who ask for it! I will be eternally thankful to everyone and each of you for your financial support!
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