Our friend Elizabeth Yuri Munive, 25 years old, has been battling Leukemia since 2009. Yuri was not prepared to face challenge such as this. While many of us at this age are either attending college, working, or thinking about our future plans; Yuri was not prepared for such an obstacle. Nonetheless, she has fought hard every step of the way!
Yuri is such a beautiful, genuine, kind-hearted and brave young woman. We admire her attitude towards this journey in fighting off Leukemia. Although it has not been easy, she has always managed to keep a positive attitude with a smile on her face.
For those who may not know, acute Leukemia is known to be cancer of the blood cells. It starts in the bone marrow, where the blood cells are developed. When Leukemia develops, the body produces large numbers of abnormal blood cells. In acute Leukemia, the abnormal blood cells are blasts that remain immature and cannot be carried out to their normal function. The treatment procedure involves months of chemotherapy and radiation, which kills off your healthy cells as well causing extreme fatigue, nausea, and other severe side effects. Despite the constant hospital visits and months in the hospital, Yuri was able to fight off cancer! She was about to hit the five-year mark, when we heard she had relapsed. In 2014, she was sent to the UVA Medical Center to start a new experimental treatment that proved to be a success until the cancer came back. Now, her mother is seeking help from other experts to help Yuri! We ask you to please help our friend Yuri as she continues to fight!
The money will be going towards helping her mom with the medical expenses, so any donation big or small will be appreciated. We pray for Yuri to get well soon!
Thank You and God Bless!
Andrea & Raisa