Angelina is fifteen years old. She lives in the Caucasus, in a small settlement called Inozemtsevo. She is studying in Year 10 and enjoys going to school. Angelina has always been a top student, and has many girlfriends. She is a real fashion lover and loves to shop and assemble outfits, especially little handbags. Unfortunately, Angelina hasn’t been able to see her friends for several months. Her problems began last summer, when her lymph nodes swelled up. After scans at the Stavropol city hospital, she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, and in the autumn she began a course of treatment at the Children’s Haematology Centre in Moscow. In March, Angelina began to receive chemotherapy using the drug Asparginase, and developed a very powerful allergic reaction, even suffering from breathing problems. The doctors therefore decided to replace Asparginase with Erwinase, with a total need for 15 packs costing £45720. We are deeply grateful to the donors who paid for this medicine. Angelina is taking well to the Erwinase, and is currently undergoing treatment. We wish her the swiftest possible recovery!
Gift of Life offers hope and practical care to children and young adults whose families cannot afford treatment for cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Thanks to the generous donations of our supporters, we have been able to save the lives of dozens of children through the provision of vital medicine and treatment.