A sea of smiles, happiness and kind words. Eyes shining with joy. And children who instantly make friends and go out to play – three years past the transplantation, Vlad Demidov has met his bone marrow donor, Nastya.
In Hannover two men face each other. The shorter one, unable to hide his tears, tries to wipe them away as he repeats the same Russian words: thank you. The other smiles, hugs him and says reassuringly, everything is all rightin German.
Please meet the latest heroes of the Blood Family project: Ahmed Ozov and his bone marrow donor, Timo Sandau from Germany.
Let us introduce you to young and beautiful Zlata. She was unlucky to get cancer when she was 15 y.o., but she Is one in a million lucky girl to have her mother as a donor with 100% match. The Blood Family project (“Родная кровь”) is all about amazing stories of cancer survivors, and here is Zlata’s story.
Viliam Khailo lives and breathes music. Even during his treatment for leukaemia in December 2017, he kept his violin by his side. We talked to Viliam and learned whether the coronavirus quarantine was a barrier between him and his beloved music.
In 2008, Nikita was treated for lymphogranulomatosis. We have recently talked to Nikita about the second most serious quarantine of his life – coronavirus self-isolation.