Help 8mo old Kacper beat Eye Cancer
$96,733 of $195,000 goal
Kacper Siewniak was born in Poland on May 26, 2014. At just 2 months of age on July 29, 2014 he was diagnosed with a very rare type of eye cancer-retinoblastoma. It is a malignant tumor located in the retina which can potentially spread to the other eye and eventually to the brain. On August 8, 2014 little Kacper began chemotherapy treatment and already went through 6 cycles. This treatment did not eliminate the tumor but simply made it inactive. During the last checkup on February 3, 3015 the doctors discovered “something” in Kacper’s eye and temporarily froze it by cryotherapy. The little boy’s parents found out the same day that they have only 3 weeks (now only 2) to seek treatment before the cancer returns.
In Poland the only treatment for this type of cancer is a complete removal of the affected eye followed by more chemo to prevent its spreading to the other eye. Kacperek’s parents could not let that happen to their only child. They have found Dr. David Abramson at Sloan Kettering Memorial Cancer Center in New York City (United States) who is one of the leading specialists in this area and successfully treated many children with similar condition. However, this treatment is extremely expensive and Kacperek is not covered by the insurance. The bill could be close to $150000.
If we don’t collect this money in two weeks this little angel will lose his eye and his cancer will spread to the other and eventually to the brain. It takes so little to do so much!
Kacperek with his beautiful mamma
Please open your hearts and help us save this innocent little boy from this horrible disease. Join the fight and make a donation. Any donation big or small gets little Kacper closer to the cure. And even if a donation is not possible please spread the word to reach as many people as you can. Together we can help little Kacperek to see this beautiful world! Thank You!
Support team for Kacperek and parents
With his Daddy
A song for Kacperek
More information about the treatment :
Dr. Abramson at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
A year ago we started this journey, and from the bottom of my heart I would like to say "Thank You".
I had several exams and all confirm that I am healthy!!! It's been an amazing year. I will continue my regular visits with Dr. Abramson to make sure I stay healthy. Thanks to your donations this is all possible.
I would also like to ask you for help. My friend Piotrus Wrobel was also diagnosed with Retinoblastoma in both eyes! His medical bills are close to $300,000. He doesn't have much time left, since both eyes are affected he can loose both eyes.
Today is Piotrus 1st Birthday. Please help me make his Birthday wishes come true. Here is his Gofundme account link :
Thank you for the amazing support,
At this time Kacper has 3 weeks left to collect close to $39,000 for the 3rd Chemo treatment. Everything we collected so far on gofundme was paid for the last 2 Chemo treatments. Dr. Abramson said that Kacper might need 3-4 treatments or maybe more, at this time we don't know how many exactly. Please don't leave us now, please share our website with family and friends. Thank you for all the amazing support and all the donations. God Bless, Anna and Krystian.
Without these donations and amazing support Kacper would not receive the care, Kacper would loose his eye, be blind, and maybe cancer would spread to other organs! WE DID IT!!!!
On April 15 we met with Dr. Abramson at MSKCC for follow up visit, we received the best news possible.
The large tumor is still Not Active. The small tumors, surrounding the large one, were very dangerous according to Dr. Abramson. They have now "CLEARED", they are almost gone after only the first Chemo treatment received a month ago !!! Only remain microscopic ones, which probably will clear with the next Chemo treatments. Dr. Abramson called it "AMAZING" !!! Yes, this is my new favorite word.
On April 16, Kacper received the second Chemo treatment. So far so good. He did throw up a bit after the treatment, but nothing serious. Overall everything is looking very good. For the next 5 days Kacper will get medications and ointment to his eye, which is not easy to give him, but his mom has her ways.
We will continue to raise money as more care is needed. The visits to the hospital are every month. Each visit is several thousand dollars. Unfortunately at this time we don't know if the 3rd Chemo will be given in one month, if so we have 4 weeks to raise another $39,000 . Please help spread the news.
Thank you everyone for the Amazing support, all the donations, help in all aspects possible and overall kind words!!!!
Aneta Gajor and Kacper's parents - Anna and Krystian
Kacper had his first Chemo treatment with Dr. Gobin at New York Presbyterian on Wednesday March 18. The treatment went very well, no complications. He was laying still for 5 hours to make sure the wound heals properly.
Today he is feeling very well and full of energy.
A note from Kacper's parents:
"This time has been difficult for us, but knowing we have the support of people like you certainly helps. We started this long journey, it's just the beginning , and hope we will be able to continue treatment. Please know we won't forget your kind gesture. Thank you again from the bottom of our heart. Without you this would not be possible. " - Anna Myrda and Krystian Siewniak
At this time it is unknown how many treatments Kacper will need. Dr. Abramson suggested that on average it's 4-5 treatments. Each treatment costs $38,635, and this is just an estimate. So far we raised enough to cover only 2 Chemo treatments.
Please share Kacper's link....
Thank you again for allowing Baby Kacper a chance for a healthy life. We will beat this !!!
Zdrowiej Nam Perelko
It hurt my heart & made me shed tears to read about the trials the little lamb Kacperek has & may endure. I completely understand why you want to save his big blue eyes..they're amazingly beautiful just like his stunning Mamma's eyes. I don't have much to donate but I want to do all I can to help save your baby. Wish I were your friend so I could do more, like give my shoulder to cry on or my ear for listening. I truly hope that far in the future all three of you will be able to look back at his baby pics & all smile together. May your family have "peace of mind & comfort from the God of tender mercies."
Keep fighting. Sending prayers!
Sending lots of healing prayers his way....God bless him Itsmyrna8aol.com
Sending lots of helibg prayers ti thies beautiful angel.......God bless him
My 14 year old daughter is a survivor of Retinoblastoma. She sees Dr. Timothy Murray in Miami. He is passionate about his RB kids. Call his office he may work something out for you. (305) 487-7470 Ext 112 firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope he gets better. Sending prayers and hugs.