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01 MARCH 2017

Help Masha to beat leukaemia today

Mariya Pogorelova Diagnosis: acute lymphoblastic leukaemia To help Mariya: donate now at JustGiving.com 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...

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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...

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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...

Nikita Merkulov
24 JANUARY 2017

Courage and Patience

Nikita Merkulov, a 22-year-old lawyer and former Podari Zhizn patient, on his fight against cancer. VIII Worldwide Winners Games will open in only 120 days and here is the best way to get you prepared for the parade of champions - we start a countdown to WG VIII by publishing...

Teodor Currentzis and musicAeterna concert
16 JANUARY 2017

S.Prokofiev Romeo & Juliet raised £600K for Gift of Life

London, 16 January 2017 – On Saturday evening, children’s cancer charity, Gift of Life, hosted an exclusive concert at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank; starring celebrated British actors Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave CBE, accompanied by world-renowned conductor Teodor Currentzis and his famous orchestra, musicAeterna. The orchestra captivated the...

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15 DECEMBER 2016

Let’s help Lyuba!

Name: Pechenyuk, Lyuba Date of birth: 11th of August, 2003 Place of residence: Moscow Diagnosis: Diffuse left temporal lobe tumour, symptomatic epilepsy. Lyuba likes to draw and to design appliqués—she loves all things beautiful. Her biggest dream is for her loved ones to be well, and live long and happy lives together. Lyuba has...

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12 DECEMBER 2016

Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet by Currentzis and musicAeterna

Taking place at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall on 14th January 2017, the concert will raise money for children with cancer across Russia. London, November 2016 – Renowned conductor and Artistic Director Teodor Currentzis and his famous orchestra, musicAeterna, are returning to London for an exclusive performance of the music...

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23 SEPTEMBER 2016

MAD TEA PARTY 2016

You are invited to Mad Tea Party 2016! Quintessentially British tradition of having tea with little treats can make a huge difference and help those in need. This November Gift of Life invites you to throw your own charity Mad Tea Party and celebrate Podari Zhizn's 10th anniversary. Gather your friends,...

warmuth-metz
19 AUGUST 2016

Doctor Monika Warmuth-Metz

Gift of Life is funding in-person and remote consultations with the renowned radiologist Monika Warmuth-Metz as part of its International Cooperation project. Dr Warmuth-Metz works at the University Hospital of Wurzburg (Germany), and has earned a reputation as a unique specialist in the diagnosis of brain tumours and changes/lesions of...

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08 JUNE 2016

Little Rayana needs your help!

Ten-year-old Rayana was born in Gudermes, Chechnya, to a big and happy family. She’s in her fourth year of school, and likes to spend her free time dancing. Her health problems began last autumn, when Rayana came down with measles. It took a long time for her to recover, but...