Luca's Medulloblastoma - Fight for Life

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I am raising money to help my cousin's 4-year-old child: Luca Ivanov living in Botosani, Romania who is fighting and was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma

Medulloblastoma is a cancerous tumor—also called cerebellar primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET)—that starts in the region of the brain at the base of the skull, called the posterior fossa. These tumors tend to spread to other parts of the brain and to the spinal cord.

So far, Luca had a brain surgery for the tumor removal and cerebrospinal fluid removal and another one for a lung complication (Pneumothorax).


Unfortunately, the doctors discovered the tumor has spread to his spinal cord, therefore, he needs to start radiation and chemotherapy.

Luca already had one chemotherapy session and on the 10th of September 2018,  he is scheduled to start the radiation therapy In Bucharest, Romania (București, Romania).

Here below are the hospitals he was and he is treated at:

A. Brain Surgery:

Spitalul Clinic Judetean de Urgenta Cluj-Napoca - Neurochirurgie
Address: Str. Clinicilor, nr/bl 3-5, Cluj-Napoca 400000, Cluj, Romania
Phone: +40 264 590 273
Website: http http://www.scjucluj.ro/index.php/sectii-si-compartimente/sectii-compartimente/63-neurochirurgie://www.scjucluj.ro/ 

B. Lung Surgery: 

 Spitalul de copii Cluj-Napoca - Pediatrie
Address:  Str. Motilor, nr. 68, Cluj-Napoca 400000, Cluj, Romania
Phone: +40 264 597 706
Website:  https://www.pedicluj.ro/organizare/sectii-compartimente/pediatrie-1 

C. Chemotherapy:

Institutul Oncologic Prof. Dr.I. Chiricuta Cluj-Napoca
Address: Str. Republicii nr. 34-36, Cluj-Napoca 400015, Cluj, Romania
+40 264 598 362, +40 264 598 363
+40 264 598 364, +40 264 591 281
+40 264 591 282, +40 264 450 749
+40264 450 753 Birou informatii
Website:  http://www.iocn.ro/PENTRU-PACIENTI/Departamente/Sectiileclinice1/Sectia-de-Oncopediatrie--eID73.html

D. Medical supervision during the Radiation Therapy:

Institutul Oncologic  "Prof. Dr. Alexandru Trestioreanu" - Secție de Oncologie pediatrică, București
Address: Șoseaua Fundeni 252, București 022328, Romania 
Phone: +40 212 271 000
Website:  http://www.iob.ro/ro/despre-institut/sectii-clinice-si-laboratoare/oncologie-pediatrica

E.  Radiation Therapy Sessions:

Address: Bulevardul Ficusului 40, București 077190, Romania
Phone: +40 21 9230
Website:  https://www.neolife.ro/radioterapie 

At the moment Luca and his mother are in the Bucharest hospital.
So far, their expenses were over 5000 Euros.

If you are willing to help, any little donation will be helpful for the family since they are financially struggling to keep up with all the medical expenses and bills, the traveling expenses and medication.

Thank you very much for your help!
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Luca is back to the hospital in Cluj-Napoca, Romania for his chemo treatment. Because of the treatment and his weak immune system, he got a stomach virus infection (Clostridium virus) and he is now undergoing treatment with antibiotics.
My cousin (Luca's father) got in touch with the doctors in Austria who asked him to send the MRI results and a cancer biopsy sample in order to determine if there are any other options of treatment for little Luca.
Please continue to help if you can and pray for Luca and his family! Any help is truly appreciated!
Thank you to all of you for your support!
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After an MRI scan, the radiologist concluded that Luca has only one month left to live.
Cancer has spread to the spine and the brain.
His parents are working on getting a second opinion from a hospital in Austria.
Please pray for Luca and his parents, share and help if you can!
Thank you!
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After testing the Cerebrospinal fluid, the doctors concluded that there are no cancerous cells.
However, Luca still needs to continue the chemo treatment.
Recently Luca spent a few days at home with his family, resting and playing with his little sister.
Now he returned to Cluj-Napoca, Romania in order to continue his chemo.
My cousin lost his job but he is temporarily working in construction with a friend.
Thank you to all of you for the prayers and support!
Please continue to keep Luca and his family in your prayers and help if you can!
Here are a few recent photos...
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Luca is back in Cluj-Napoca, Romania since Sunday evening, and after some check-ups, the doctors decided today that he is able to start again the chemo treatment.

Please continue to pray for him and his family and help if you can! Thank you very much!
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