Help Ivan battle Leukemia
This is Ivan. He is a warm and open person, relied on by family, friends and colleagues for his readiness to tackle any kind of problem without hesitation.
Ivan has been diagnosed with an aggressive and quickly progressing disease - acute myeloid leukemia, with FLT3-ITD mutation.
He is currently undergoing the first phases of chemotherapy, but for a chance for recovery, he will need to continue his treatment in Germany with a stem cell transplantation and further treatments. The cost associated with these measures exceeds 250,000 euro, which is not covered by health insurance and is far greater an amount than what his close family and friends can afford. We humbly ask for help in raising this money.
Ivan has a daughter of eight, Monica, and she wants to help her father by building a time machine to go back in time when her father was healthy. Yet she could not find any parts for that machine on the Internet. We hope that by standing together with Ivan and his family we can gather the necessary money and show Monica that beautiful moments in life are found not only in the past but also in the future!
We will be forever grateful to anyone who helps us, one way or another, to gather the needed amount!
The first stage of the stem cell transplantation consisting of conditioning therapy, stem cell transfusion and initial recovery finished successfully. In the coming months, Ivan’s treatment in London continues. The goal for him is to avoid serious complications due to the transplant itself or the lack of immune system. Meanwhile, we hope the engrafted stem cells will prevail over the old cells. If everything goes as planned, next step is a year of targeted therapy with FLT3 inhibitors.
The cost of treatment so far has exceeded £260,000 GBP. Your donations and additional loans have helped cover this huge amount. The remainder of the stem cell transplant cycle plus the inhibitor therapy is estimated to cost a further £200,000 GBP. Once again, we will be very grateful to anyone who can help, one way or another, to raise this money.
We wanted to share with you how we are dispersing the funds raised on this platform.
Ivan is working for a company called LuciudLink, where George Dochev and I are co-founders. Actually it is George who directly hired Ivan for our organization in Sofia.
Since GoFundMe does not have an association with local banks in Bulgaria, we nominated George as the person who would withdraw funds in his own name as they arrive and wire them directly to Ivan's bank account in BG.
We continue to be grateful to everyone for their generous contributions and ask you to keep sending good karma and healing thoughts his way!
The hospitals in Germany that his family had initially contacted couldn’t organize Ivan’s hospitalization and second chemotherapy session right away.
Due to the urgency of the situation, on June 11th he was transferred to University College Hospital in London where his treatment has already begun.
The good news is that his brother is a suitable stem cells donor match, covering 10/10 criteria.
We would like to express our gratitude to everyone who contributed to the cause. We still have a long way to go but with every donation we're getting a step closer to fulfilling Monika's dream to see her father healthy. Thank you! Please, do not stop supporting the campaign because from now on we will need your invaluable help to increase the fundraising proceeds even more than before.
12/06/18 За съжаление първият опит за лечение на Иван чрез химиотерапия в България се оказа неуспешен.
Болниците в Германия, с които семейството му първоначално се беше свързало, не можеха да организират незабавното му хоспитализиране и започването на втори цикъл химиотерапия.
Поради неотложността на ситуацията, на 11 юни Иван беше приет в University College Hospital в Лондон, където лечението му вече е започнало.
Добрата новина е, че братът на Иван е напълно съвместим донор на стволови клетки, покривайки 10/10 критерия.
Бихме искали да изразим благодарността си към всички, подпомогнали каузата. Предстои да извървим дълъг и труден път, но знаем, че с ваша помощ скоро ще сбъднем мечтата на Моника да види баща си отново здрав. Благодарим ви! Моля, не спирайте да подкрепяте кампанията, защото от сега нататък ще имаме още по-голяма нужда от вашата безценна подкрепа за да увеличим събраните средства.