TIMERKHAN UMAKHANOV

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10 NOVEMBER 2016

TIMERKHAN UMAKHANOV

Timi – as they call Timerkhan at home – is six years old. He came to Moscow for treatment from Grozny. Back home, his dad and three sisters are waiting for him. His favourite sister is the youngest, and he coddles her and plays with her. But Timi misses all of his big family, since his illness has kept him away from them.

Last autumn, he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and sent to Moscow. In hospital, Timi was scared at first, but later got his bearings and became friends with the doctors and volunteers.

During the course of his treatment, Timi turned out to be allergic to the primary chemotherapy agent, Asparginase, and so in March he was bought eight packs of Erwinase.

The medicine helped, and now Timi feels well. He has been permitted to go home, and he’s overjoyed. Now he only comes for check-ups. He’s grown taller, grown out his hair and become a real charmer!