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04 MAY 2017

Help little Sophia to survive sarcoma!

Sophia Pivovarova Diagnosis: Ewing's sarcoma Date of birth: 18 April 2013 Residence: Sevastopol Gift of Life has been raising funds to pay for Sophia's surgery in partnership with Banya No.1 - a proper Russian Bath Club in London. To help Sophia and mark The International Day for Protection of Children, Banya will donate £2 from each...

03 MAY 2017

Singing and humour saves lives!

£229,000 was raised for children fighting cancer in Russia at the concert of Semyon Slepakov in aid of Gift of Life in London on International Workers’ Day. On Sunday night, 1 May 2017, Gift of Life hosted an exclusive concert at the Under the Bridge music club. Starring celebrated Russian...

Seryozha Svyatkin
24 APRIL 2017

Thanks to our faith, the illness didn’t have a chance

Everyone who’s worked at the foundation for a while remembers our star for April, Seryozha Svyatkin—not someone you could forget. Seryozha spent four years being treated at the Dmitry Rogachev Centre for Paediatric Haematology in Moscow, and another two in St Petersburg before that. Today, Seryozha is no longer running...

Ignatiy 2
19 APRIL 2017

Illness as a positive life-changing experience

Ignaty Dyakov from St Petersburg, known across the UK as a linguist, Russian teacher and coach, is preparing to walk the 100 km distance from London to Brighton within 24 hours in aid of the children in Gift of Life and Podari Zhizn’s care. Ignaty is dedicating this challenging journey,...

09 APRIL 2017

Semyon Slepakov with a charity concert on 1st May

Exclusive charity concert of stand-up comedy star Semyon Slepakov on 1 May at Under the Bridge in aid of Gift of Life and Podari Zhizn. Followed by drinks reception with the performer. Hosted by Chulpan Khamatova. Thanks to generosity of the sponsors, a limited number of tickets is available for...

Mothers Day
29 MARCH 2017

A mother’s love knows no limits

On Mother’s Day, we’d like to tell you about the greatest heroes we know—the mothers of the children in our care. Every day, they do something incredible, fighting for their children’s lives with no concern for themselves. Often, mother and child find themselves alone, without material support, with no housing...

Zhenya Vaneyeva
22 MARCH 2017

The life and philosophy of Zhenya Vaneeva

The spring calendar begins with the story of Zhenya Vaneeva, 23, who shares her experience of fighting cancer. It’s been nearly ten years since Zhenya first fell ill. Zhenya has graduated with a degree in journalism, joined the staff of the Gift of Life Foundation, and conducted all the interviews...

maria pogorelova
01 MARCH 2017

Help Masha to beat leukaemia today

Mariya Pogorelova Diagnosis: acute lymphoblastic leukaemia To help Mariya: donate now at Date of birth: 4th of February 1993 Place of residence: Bryansk In 2015, Mariya graduated from Bryansk Polytechnic University with a first-class degree. All doors were open to her, but she didn’t even have time to find a...

illness cancer
21 FEBRUARY 2017

The illness had made me stronger

Masha Skrypnik, 18, shares an inspiring story of recovery from leukaemia. The girl is a person of month February and our “alumnus” of the Podari Zhizn jubilee calendar project. Masha feels much more confident as a camera operator than as a model. Because Masha is a future camerawoman, currently a student...

invasive diagnostics treat cancer
21 FEBRUARY 2017

Thanks for a better life for Lyuba Pechenyuk!

Thanks to you, we were able to pay £40 000 for invasive diagnostics for 13-year-old Lyuba Pechenyuk. She is suffering from a diffuse brain tumour, which means it has no clear boundaries and can’t be surgically removed. Unfortunately, some parts of the tumour cause epileptic seizures. Removing the parts of the...