First of all, apologize to everyone for my English skills. There can be and will be many grammatical errors :)
Hello, my name is Andrey (sounds like Andrew), I'm 29 and I have a brain tumor.
Several weeks ago, on November 22, 2019 my world was turned upside down when I was forced to go to the doctors because of frequent headaches and dizziness. After a couple nervous days, clinic visits, doubts, repeated tests of computed tomography and MRI, they said my diagnosis - anaplastic astrocytoma (g3).
This type of malignant tumors has relatively growth, has a tendency to penetrate the surrounding brain tissue. The good news that I got a little time. The bad is the tumor grows and day by day it's symptoms expression will be more dangerous. Even worse, this tumor is located in an "difficult-to-access" area and only few surgeons are ready to its removal.
Аfter emotions in those days, I felt into deep depression. I hardly ate or slept, had suicidal ideation. Only those who experienced something similar could understand what is going on in the soul at such moments. Now, over time, I am ashamed of these self-destructive thoughts. I decided that I wouldn't give up, I will fight and destroy this disease whatever it takes.
Why was this fundraising page created?
Unfortunately, after 20 years of Putin’s regime, Russia is in an deep economic crisis. And like many others I lost my job as food packaging designer. Therefore, now I have to work from home as a freelancer, carrying out small projects. My earnings became much less than before. I also sometimes help friends in their work, and friends help me, but this is not enough to raise such a large amount for treatment in a short time. And we do not have such insurances, which would include the treatment of such complex diseases. Accordingly, I have to pay for each action by myself and of course everything is very expensive.
Ahead is the removal of the tumor, chemotherapy and immunotherapy. The scheduled date of surgery is March 2, 2020. Its cost is $ 44,000. It includes diagnostics before and after, two-week staying in the hospital, consultations. Depending on the outcome, there will be further chemotherapy and immunotherapy with expensive drugs. The total cost of treatment is almost $ 94,000.
I will be so grateful to every person for any help, such as donation or sharing information on social networks. And thank you for your time and attention! God bless you!
PS. I know the coming months and maybe the years will be filled with hardships and adversities. But I'm glad that life gives me chance to pass this test.
For direct bank transfer:
Intermediary Bank: IRVTUS3N or CITIUS33
Beneficiary Bank: VTBRRUMM
Payment Details: Асс. №4081 7810 2600 0042 6809 Astakhov Andrey Artemovich with Branch Rocketbank QIWI Bank (JSC) Moscow, transfer of own money
DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD DONATION:
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Direct Paypal donation: paypal.me/andreyastakhov1990
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