Viktor was diagnosed at 18 months old in November 2014 with AML M7 (also called AMKL), a rare form of Leukemia that is difficult to treat and has a survival rate of less than 50%. After 3 rounds of chemotherapy, and spending about 4 months in the hospital, his cancer was gone in February 2015. In March 2015, he had a bone marrow transplant (it was the best chance at keeping the cancer from returning). After that, he spent 100 days at the Ronald McDonald House. (He lived too far away from the hospital to go home during his recovery.) He was finally able to return home in late July 2015, after about 8 months away from home (between hospital and RMH). Unfortunately, his time at home was short-lived. After less than 2 months at home, Viktor began showing signs of Graft Versus Host Disease (GVHD). GVHD is basically his body fighting the transplant. On September 13, 2015, Viktor once again entered Children's Hospital for what was anticipated to be a two week stay to get on a medicine regimen that would control the GVHD. Several medications were tried over several weeks and they did not work; his health declined. Thanksgiving 2015 he was moved to the PICU. He has only had more and more setbacks since then. He's basically in a medically induced coma, and machines are keeping him alive and doing everything for him. Viktor has so many medical issues going on at this point, and the doctor's are unable to treat them all at once without one treatment affecting another. So, they say there is nothing more they can do for him and that he will eventually lose his life. They even gave his parents the choice of whether to continue his treatment or not, but they're unable to make that decision.
Viktor's parents could use some help with expenses because they are unable to work while they are at the hospital with him. But most of all, please keep this little boy in your prayers because he's in need of a miracle. Thank you for all of your support and God bless you!
(This information is current as of December 22, 2015.)