My name is Jibek. I am 21 years old. I am a mother of a beautiful 4 months old Iman. We live in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. And I am writing this letter asking for your help. Christmas is a time of hope, dreams and miracles and I know if I try and do not give up my dream will come true.
My story is short and as time passes turning not very well for me. All started at the end of September 2016 when a regular 7-months pregnancy checkup turned into a nightmare. I was diagnosed with myxoid chondrosarcoma, stage 3. Rare type of cancer for 21 year old and aggressively growing. I couldn’t believe what I was told. Doctors advised that I give birth as soon as possible. I won’t forget the feeling of happiness of our first meeting with my little star and sadness when he was taken away from me. We were separated for 2 months. Saying that these two months were difficult not saying anything: hospital, chemotherapy, hair loss (I had beautiful hair, you would agree :), mood swings, doctors’ not so positive forecasts about my fate, cancer growing but I await for every Iman’s visit, he lit me up, gives me a strength, he is my motivation to fight. There are no words able to describe how much I love him and how my heart is torn apart each time I think of him left without me, his mom.
Due to aggressive nature of my cancer and its chemo resistance operation is no longer an option for me. We searched for experimental treatment. The only option left for me turns out to be a proton radiation therapy. Proton therapy is not available in Kyrgyzstan and the closest and most affordable option is in Proton Therapy Center, in Prague, Check Republic. Treatment fee estimate provided by the clinic is 80 000 Euros. As a young couple living in a developing country we don’t have such funds. We have used our little savings for treatment so far and although our families doing their best to help us we will not be able to collect such amount without others help, especially when time is against me. So I ask for your understanding and help. Help to make my only dream come true: to help me to be with my little star Iman as long as I can.
. No matter the amount, I am thankful to receive your help and support. Merry Christmas! May all kids of this world wherever they are this Christmas be with their mothers cuddled in their love and care.