10 NOVEMBER 2016


Alisa Udachina is 4 years old, and she lives in the Urals, in the city of Nizhny Tagil. She likes to walk together with her parents in a large city park, where she enjoys fountains, swings, and even a small circus.Alisa also adores her pets: two dogs named Greta and Naida, and a cat called Sonya. Because of the girl’s medical condition, all pets were placed in the care of grandmother, where they are waiting for Alisa’s recovery. The little girl became very ill in autumn last year, when she suddenly developed a stomach ache and a high fever. Alisa was referred to a local hospital and then to the clinical hospital in Ekaterinburg.

There, the girl was diagnosed with an acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. She was immediately treated with the standard medication, Asparaginase, but Alisa developed an acute allergic reaction to it. Doctors had to change from Asparaginase to Erwinase. Funds for the purchase of this medication were provided by the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation in London.

Alisa had a positive body response to the medication. She has completed a full course of Erwinase treatment, feels very well, and is living at home, only coming to hospital once every month and a half.

Recently, Alisa has gained a little sister. Life goes on!