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Dear Friends,

You are facing a serious situation and you have decided to turn to Rusfond UK.
We will try to do everything we can to help you. Please send the following information to you first and last name, first and last name of the child who needs help, his or her birthdate along with an outline of the problem (i.e. diagnosis, name of the hospital and the cost of medical treatment if known). Please also include your full mailing address and zip code, your email address, if any, and your phone numbers.

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Ilya Sofienko, 7 years old, malignant tumor of the lymphatic system – T-cell anaplastic lymphoma, requires a bone marrow transplantation needed in Royal Marsden (London), 259,599.00 GBP

Ilya Sofienko, 7 years old, malignant tumor of the lymphatic system – T-cell anaplastic lymphoma, requires a bone marrow transplantation needed in Royal Marsden (London), <nobr>259,599.00 GBP</nobr>

Funds raised through Rusfond's readers

A great lump under my son’s arm appeared when he was 11 months old. The surgeon prescribed antibiotics, but the lump did not diminish. Doctors of local children’s hospital diagnosed  lymphoma and assigned high-dose chemotherapy. After six courses of treatment the lump began to diminish, complete remission occurred. But after 3months Ilya got relapse. There were assigned six more courses of chemotherapy. The treatment was very hard for my son, with complications, but he was able to enter into remission again. But after few months he has got relapse again – lymph nodes began to increase. Then Ilya underwent a transplantation of his own stem cells in R.M. Gorbacheva Scientific-Research Institute (St. Petersburg). But remission was unstable. Doctors said that new medicine brentuksimab could help, but it was not registered in our country, only abroad. Thanks to help and support of Channel One audience we access treatment in London. After that treatment Ilya’s body has cleansed of cancer cells. To complete success Ilya requires bone marrow transplantation. Because we did not find donor in Russia, we have to do it in London, but it’s a huge amount of money, and again we are asking your help. I am begging you, please, don’t deny! Ilya is active and curious kid, but he is all the time in hospitals and I wish so much that he got well and has grown as all children! Tatiana Dichenskaya, Rostov Region



Paediatric Oncologist Dr Stergios Zacharoulis of the Harley Street Clinic (London): Clinical condition of Ilya is satisfactory, symptoms of disease are absent, he is tolerating treatment well. Blood tests are normal. Now we can send a child for bone marrow transplantation at Royal Marsden Hospital.


Iliya Sofienko has received a bone marrow transplant from unrelated donor at Royal Marsden Hospital (London). He tolerated it well, and he feels fine now. Iliya has been moved from a sterilised box to a ward. 
Iliya’s parents, Tatiana and Gennadiy, are very grateful to the Channel One audience and Rusfond readers for their help.