Eight-year-old Alina lives in the small town of Pitkaranta, that is located in the northwest of Russia, in the republic of Karelia. At first Alina became sick in 2010 – after hitting her head, a small bump appeared, that did not heal for a long time. Her worried parents insisted on a medical examination and it turned out that the girl had acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Alina had treatment for a whole year and bravely underwent all the treatment. Finally in the summer of 2011, the girl was allowed to go home. Gradually Alina believed that she got better, became happy again, went to kindergarten, prepared for school. But instead of year 1 in September 2012 Alina again had to go to hospital – her eye inflamed and the doctors sent her for a consultation to Moscow. She was found to have an allergy to the main chemotherapy drug “Asparaginase” and because of that had to be replaced to the unregistered in Russia “Erwinase” that the government did not fund. The required amount of drugs cost £9144 was collected thanks to your donations! Now Alina is already finishing her treatment, soon she can go home with maintenance therapy. We wish she has a full recovery!