My son was born with a Immunodeficiency Disorder resulting in a very weak immune system that has been slowly taking away his ability to do most things in life. Things have only gotten worse as he was struck with cancer on top of that. Right now he is only 14 years old and doctors say he has 2 more years left to live at best. If that wasn’t worst of all at this point he can’t even walk unassisted and is losing his ability to speak.
We aren’t a very wealthy family and the treatments to just reduce his suffering and prologue my childs life have been a strain on my budget. Especially since his father has left me when he found out about his condition. Leaving me alone to take care of everything.
I want to do all I can for my son in his final days. I want his final days to be spent with a smile rather than spending the same days and weeks in the last 2 years of his life. I want to take his mind off the fact that he has so little time to live as no child should have to accept the fact that they are going to die.
Maxim adores architecture, especially castles, alongside art. Not to mention warm climates and especially the ocean. While he can’t walk on his own anymore that has never stopped him from trying to achieve everything he wants to do. One of them being able to at least feel the ocean. Unfortunately, we live in Russia and the climate is not ideal for his health even in Summer. Less so now that he has been hit with cancer. I want to at the very least take him to another country to see the sights and I believe that taking him to Cyprus might be a good idea due to its warm climate and the fact that he has an older half-brother (on his fathers side of course) he has always wanted to meet but never had the chance to.
The government here has been kind enough to provide us with free housing and even pay for our move there so that Maxim can be closer to a hospital capable of taking the best care of him. The price of going to Cyprus for one person, at the cheapest I could find is 17,280 Rubles or about 237 Euro per person. This isn’t taking into account a taxi to move him, one capable of carrying a wheelchair, and a hotel. I don’t feel particularly comfortable asking for too much but at the same time I want to do all I can to make my sons final days memorable and happy. I don’t want his condition to get in the way of living life to the fullest or stop him from doing what he wants to do.
Just the price of the tickets for the two of us would be an amazing load off my back when it comes to expenses. Anything more would go towards the hotel and passing that towards helping make the rest of his final moments filled with joy, good memories and doing the things he unfortunately doesn’t have the time to do.
We would really appreciate all the help we can get. I’ll admit this is also for myself. Coming to terms with the fact that I will lose my child is incredibly hard. I knew this would happen since I he was born but I still can’t fully understand it. I want to look back at our last moments together and feel that at least he was happy.
Thank you. Really I can’t express how much this means to us.