Help Mimi fight Hodgkin cancer

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Raised by 169 people in 39 months
Hi! We are Lyes and Jana from Leipzig, Germany. Over the last years our families have gone through some hard times. Only 2 years ago Lyes' older sister died of breast cancer at the age of 39 leaving 4 little children behind. One year ago his youngest sister Meriem (22), or Mimi, as everyone calls her, was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma. In General, Hodgkin is known to be curable, however it is a fatal disease if the patient ist not treated right. Mimi has been treated with two chemo therapies (ABVD, BEACOPP) and one radio therapy in Algeria, where she and her family live. Unfortunately the cancer came back very quickly after her last treatment. Doctors in Algeria told her they don't have the means to provide her with any other treatment. We are now trying everything to get help in Germany. We've already had appointments at the university hospital of Leipzig, which is renowned for its oncology department. We were told it is possible to treat her with another chemo therapy (DHAP) in connection with an autologous stem cell transplantation. Whereas in Algeria this kind of treatment does not exist, it has been a standard therapy in Germany for years. Doctors here are very optimistic that Mimi will get through the therapy and defeat the cancer. The treatment will cost approx. € 70. 0000 including all kinds of medication, chemo therapy, inpatient treatment at the hospital (3x2 weeks), stem cell transplantation, laboratory costs etc. We will have to pay the amount by ourselves since Mimi is an Algerian citizen and does not have a German insurance. We are desperate as we know there IS help in Germany but it costs a fortune. All our families are trying to raise the money - Mimi's father has already put their familiy's house up for sale. We are kindly asking all our friends and everyone who reads this to help us collect as much money as possible. We are thankful for ANY kind of help! Please share our call with as many people as possible! MERCI! Of course we will keep you updated with everything that's gonna happen! You can also contact us at helpmimifightcancer(at)gmail.com

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Jana Hiersemann
35 months ago
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23.8.2015 - "Galerie B2" in Leipzig … that’s the time and place to be for Robert Strehlers exhibition of almost 240 portraits shot within 4 weeks to help us raise money for Mimis treatment. The final result of Roberts idea – portrait vs. donation – is absolutely incredible. We really want to thank each and everyone who’s helped us in any kind of way over the past months. Please come and join us at “Galerie B2” on Sunday 23rd August 2015. We’re also happy to tell you that Mimi will be attending the exhibition as well. She’s doing fine and regains her power step by step. Galerie B2 Spinnereistrasse 7 / Gebäude 20 04179 Leipzig > 23.8.2015 / 13:30 – 20 h

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Jana Hiersemann
37 months ago
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Thank you!!! Merciii!!! Dankeschön!!! :) http://www.lvz.de/Leipzig/Lokales/Helft-Mimi-Leipziger-sammeln-fuer-krebskranke-Algerierin

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Jana Hiersemann
31 months ago

It’s been a while since our last update on Mimi. So many things have happened in all our lives. Well, after the treatment and recovering in Germany, Mimi went back to her family in Alger in September. She had to be extremely careful to prevent any infection because after a stem cell transplantation even a simple cold can be fatal. Also there’s a heap of rules on what or not to eat or how to behave in public. All in all it can take up to one year until a patient’s immune system is back with full force. Luckily Mimi has been healthy since and did not have to struggle with any infections. Mimi came back to Germany for her first after treatment scan in late October. We are happy about the results since there has not been any change to her last CT in August. “No change” means good! It means that the scans don’t show any negative alterations such as new enlargened lymph nodes. Also Mimi did not show any of the disease’s side effects she suffered from when she first came to Germany. She gained weight and even the nurses in the hospital were happy to see her “looking so much better”. We’re now organising check-ups for Mimi every 3 months. We’re happy with the current situation and we’re still MORE than happy about all the help and support we received in 2015. We could not have done any of that without your power! We wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year!

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Jana Hiersemann
36 months ago

Monday July 6th 2015 … after another 4 weeks in hospital and in isolation Mimi is finally coming home. We’re so so happy. Her last CT looks great … no more anomalies. Also, we’re excited to see Mimi and our story on TV this afternoon. Thanks to everyone at MDR! Hopefully Mimis immune system is going to stabilise now. We’re concerned about what may happen to her at home or outside. But anyway, we’re really really happy she’s out of hospital and doing so well so far :)

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Jana Hiersemann
37 months ago

High dose chemotherapy – check! Stem cell transplantation – check! General condition – ok! Complications – not so far! This is not supposed to sound funny, because over all it is NOT, however we are happy that everything seems to go according to plan. The coming days are important as they are the most risky days. At this point Mimi basically has no immune system. Any infection could be life-threatening. Well, Mimi doesn’t really think about that though – she’s simply bored lying all day in that isolated room wiht nothing much to do. She’s asking for chocolate … but that’s not allowed ... it's not sterile they say :(

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Jana Hiersemann
37 months ago

So, what's going to happen next? Mimi has started her heavy treatment in isolation. Over the next days she's going to receive a high dose chemo therapy, followed by the stem cell transplantation. The chemo side effects will be a lot worse than before and without the stem cells her body would not be able to deal with the chemo. Mimi's going to stay in isolation for about 4 whole weeks. We can hardly imagine ... but once you grow older (and she will too!) you realise time really does fly! Thank you again for all your support, your thoughts and sharing!!!

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Jana Hiersemann
38 months ago

It's been more than 4 weeks now and two of three chemos are already over. Mimi is doing ok, however there have been some really bad days because of all the side effects of chemo therapy. Mimi struggled a lot with her stomach and vomiting, her ears and eyes, her blood circulation and also received blood transfusions. After the last CT doctors are optimistic, saying the chemos have worked so far. At the moment Mimi is spending a couple of days at home with us for recovering. By the end of this week she will start her last chemo, followed by the stem cell transplantation. She will have to spend 3-4 weeks in isolation. It's not going to be easy but we're condident she's going to fight the disease at last. It looks good so far!

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Jana Hiersemann
38 months ago

Hello everyone! First steps are made. Mimi’s been in hospital for one week now. There are still many weeks to come. The first chemo is over and so far there have not been any complications. Mimi’s doing ok but of course there are good and bad days. But she’s strong and keeps on fighting. Again, we want to say thank you to everyone who’s supporting us – most of you we don’t even know and this is simply amazing!!! THANK YOU!!!

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Jana Hiersemann
39 months ago

:) :) :) Thank you soooooooo much so far!!! We're so happy! Here's some news: Mimi will start her treatment at the university hospital of Leipzig next week. She will stay for about five weeks for the first part of the treatment. All doctors and nurses are absolutely fantastic! :)

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Cristian Soriano
39 months ago

How marihuana cure Cancer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DttdDOqQMuY and How to prepare at home the medicine of THC that cure Cancer !! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sGWxz0DMSI

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Jana Hiersemann
39 months ago

MERCI! DANKE! THANK YOU so far ... you're all amazing :)

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All the best, Mimi!

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Donated from great colleagues from my office at mellowmessage - thanks to all :)!!!

Jana Hiersemann
35 months ago
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23.8.2015 - "Galerie B2" in Leipzig … that’s the time and place to be for Robert Strehlers exhibition of almost 240 portraits shot within 4 weeks to help us raise money for Mimis treatment. The final result of Roberts idea – portrait vs. donation – is absolutely incredible. We really want to thank each and everyone who’s helped us in any kind of way over the past months. Please come and join us at “Galerie B2” on Sunday 23rd August 2015. We’re also happy to tell you that Mimi will be attending the exhibition as well. She’s doing fine and regains her power step by step. Galerie B2 Spinnereistrasse 7 / Gebäude 20 04179 Leipzig > 23.8.2015 / 13:30 – 20 h

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Jana Hiersemann
37 months ago
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Thank you!!! Merciii!!! Dankeschön!!! :) http://www.lvz.de/Leipzig/Lokales/Helft-Mimi-Leipziger-sammeln-fuer-krebskranke-Algerierin

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Jana Hiersemann
31 months ago

It’s been a while since our last update on Mimi. So many things have happened in all our lives. Well, after the treatment and recovering in Germany, Mimi went back to her family in Alger in September. She had to be extremely careful to prevent any infection because after a stem cell transplantation even a simple cold can be fatal. Also there’s a heap of rules on what or not to eat or how to behave in public. All in all it can take up to one year until a patient’s immune system is back with full force. Luckily Mimi has been healthy since and did not have to struggle with any infections. Mimi came back to Germany for her first after treatment scan in late October. We are happy about the results since there has not been any change to her last CT in August. “No change” means good! It means that the scans don’t show any negative alterations such as new enlargened lymph nodes. Also Mimi did not show any of the disease’s side effects she suffered from when she first came to Germany. She gained weight and even the nurses in the hospital were happy to see her “looking so much better”. We’re now organising check-ups for Mimi every 3 months. We’re happy with the current situation and we’re still MORE than happy about all the help and support we received in 2015. We could not have done any of that without your power! We wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year!

+ Read More
Jana Hiersemann
36 months ago

Monday July 6th 2015 … after another 4 weeks in hospital and in isolation Mimi is finally coming home. We’re so so happy. Her last CT looks great … no more anomalies. Also, we’re excited to see Mimi and our story on TV this afternoon. Thanks to everyone at MDR! Hopefully Mimis immune system is going to stabilise now. We’re concerned about what may happen to her at home or outside. But anyway, we’re really really happy she’s out of hospital and doing so well so far :)

+ Read More
Jana Hiersemann
37 months ago

High dose chemotherapy – check! Stem cell transplantation – check! General condition – ok! Complications – not so far! This is not supposed to sound funny, because over all it is NOT, however we are happy that everything seems to go according to plan. The coming days are important as they are the most risky days. At this point Mimi basically has no immune system. Any infection could be life-threatening. Well, Mimi doesn’t really think about that though – she’s simply bored lying all day in that isolated room wiht nothing much to do. She’s asking for chocolate … but that’s not allowed ... it's not sterile they say :(

+ Read More
Jana Hiersemann
37 months ago

So, what's going to happen next? Mimi has started her heavy treatment in isolation. Over the next days she's going to receive a high dose chemo therapy, followed by the stem cell transplantation. The chemo side effects will be a lot worse than before and without the stem cells her body would not be able to deal with the chemo. Mimi's going to stay in isolation for about 4 whole weeks. We can hardly imagine ... but once you grow older (and she will too!) you realise time really does fly! Thank you again for all your support, your thoughts and sharing!!!

+ Read More
Jana Hiersemann
38 months ago

It's been more than 4 weeks now and two of three chemos are already over. Mimi is doing ok, however there have been some really bad days because of all the side effects of chemo therapy. Mimi struggled a lot with her stomach and vomiting, her ears and eyes, her blood circulation and also received blood transfusions. After the last CT doctors are optimistic, saying the chemos have worked so far. At the moment Mimi is spending a couple of days at home with us for recovering. By the end of this week she will start her last chemo, followed by the stem cell transplantation. She will have to spend 3-4 weeks in isolation. It's not going to be easy but we're condident she's going to fight the disease at last. It looks good so far!

+ Read More
Jana Hiersemann
38 months ago

Hello everyone! First steps are made. Mimi’s been in hospital for one week now. There are still many weeks to come. The first chemo is over and so far there have not been any complications. Mimi’s doing ok but of course there are good and bad days. But she’s strong and keeps on fighting. Again, we want to say thank you to everyone who’s supporting us – most of you we don’t even know and this is simply amazing!!! THANK YOU!!!

+ Read More
Jana Hiersemann
39 months ago

:) :) :) Thank you soooooooo much so far!!! We're so happy! Here's some news: Mimi will start her treatment at the university hospital of Leipzig next week. She will stay for about five weeks for the first part of the treatment. All doctors and nurses are absolutely fantastic! :)

+ Read More
Cristian Soriano
39 months ago

How marihuana cure Cancer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DttdDOqQMuY and How to prepare at home the medicine of THC that cure Cancer !! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sGWxz0DMSI

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Jana Hiersemann
39 months ago

MERCI! DANKE! THANK YOU so far ... you're all amazing :)

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