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Dear Friends, we ask for your support for the life-saving cancer therapy of a young mother, my wife!
Csilla, my wife, underwent unexpected, life-saving brain surgery in Budapest on 13 January 2019, during which a tumour of 7 cm in diameter was found in her brain. Histological examinations yielded a malignant tumour called a glioblastoma multiforme. Currently, this type of cancer can only be cured by a series of experimental treatments only in some clinic all over the world. The treatment in 2021 and 2022 will cost almost EUR 100,000, which our family unfortunately cannot finance. Please, help us to reach our goal and to save my wife to our five year old littl girl. Thank you.
For direct donation:
Pesti Csilla 1160 0006 0000 0000 8581 4370 Erste Bank Hungary
IBAN: HU11 1160 0006 0000 0000 8581 4370
But how did we get to this point?
I fell in love with Csilla in 2009. We were no longer teenagers, and we both felt this love would last for a lifetime. Today, unfortunately, we can only hope we will have a long life together.
We got married in 2011 and only the blessing of a child was missing to fulfil our happiness. After a while we were blessed with immense joy. Our daughter Panna was born in May 2018.
However, the sweet happiness lasted only eight months, when my wife had her brain surgery. Up until then, both expecting for the baby and caring for her were like living in a fairy tale, but that ended suddenly.
Unfortunately, it was not possible to remove the entire tumour during surgery. We fully cooperated with the doctors in the treatment that was based on current medical options, but the 60-dose radiotherapy and the chemotherapy that lasted more than a year were only able to stabilize my wife's condition temporarily.
Csilla is young and fit, so her body is generally expected to respond well to the treatments and the current grace period may last for up to a year. Usually, this is followed by rapid deterioration because the monster starts again. It generaly ends with tragedy... but not in our case.
We found a survivor who had been cured of the same disease more than 10 years earlier! This gentleman was diagnosed with the same disease 12 years ago, was operated on and given a similar prognosis. He was also told to prepare his family to expect that he would survive for a year and a half, but he did not give up - and we haven’t either. He found a private clinic in Germany where he was cured through long process of immunotherapy consisting of complex viral, heat, and immunology treatments based on chemotherapy. This is why we went to Cologne for an assessment, where we were informed that there was a good chance of saving Csilla’s life.
We started our journey in Cologne a year ago and Csilla has received a total of nine treatments so far, but unfortunately our collected financial resources have been fully exhausted as we have accomplished the first year in the treatment.
Nevertheless, we are very happy because Csilla’s condition has been successfully stabilized and her tumour has not grown for several months. However, this is not enough; the tumour needs to leave her body completely. And since her body has responded very well to the treatments so far, we would like to continue the journey we have begun.
In order for Panna to have a chance to grow up with her mother, we need to continue the treatments we started in Cologne. The cost for this is about 100,000 Euros over the next two years. We applied for financial assistance from the State, but unfortunately our application was rejected.
Our daughter Panna is only five years old at this time, but I have promised her that she will not grow up without a mother because I will not lose her mother, my wife! Therefore, although it has been very difficult for me emotionally, I have written this letter and created this support page for her, for them, for us.
Because we believe there are organizations, foundations or persons who, for purely humane reasons, would support an unknown family, would save a life, a young mother, and give back our hope, and give Panna a chance to grow up with her mother. We ask for your help!
Please support this livesaving journey, save our little daughter from losing her mother, so this family has a chance to stay together. Thank You!
All our love,
father and husband
More information about us: www.facebook.com/mentsd.meg
More information about the treatment: www.iozk.de
Christmas informationUpdate posted by Ferenc Pesti at 10:06 am
Dear Friends,Just before Christmas, my wife received the final vitamin injection that helped us get through the Christmas period peacefully and happily. We have a lot to do for her mental and physical health, and fortunately, we have some good options, such as the regularly administered intravenous vitamin doses. In. . . . .
We have some bad news but still fightingUpdate posted by Ferenc Pesti at 09:16 am
In May, this year a new tumor has showed up on a different part of the brain. Fortunately we were able to handle the situation with a special cyber knife surgery. Unfortunately the control MRI showed some tumor accumulation at the original place of the tumor which was operated at. . . . .
4th birthday of a new lifeUpdate posted by Ferenc Pesti at 03:05 pm
Dear All,We are very happy to inform you that Csilla celebrated the 4th birthday of her new life, yesterday. :) We have come a long way so far and we still have a long way to go. It is a disease in which only 4 out of 100 patients survive. . . . .
Peaceful ChristmasUpdate posted by Ferenc Pesti at 09:30 pm
Dear Friends, This Christmas was just a miracle for us. We had peaceful and beautiful time together and we only can wish tha same feelings all to you. The last MRI showed that the tumor was in stable condition, so we could happily start the holiday season. We continue to
Fresh MRI result and intravenous treatment on the next dayUpdate posted by Ferenc Pesti at 10:16 am
Dear Friends! At the 5th of July Csilla had got her last MRI examination. It was the 22nd occasion in the last 38 month... a crazy number but all of them were neccessary and some of them were literally lifesaving. The result was quite calming becuse there is no significant. . . . .
Giving up 20 years of career for my familyUpdate posted by Ferenc Pesti at 07:47 pm
Dear Sponsors,Dear Friends, I can't say my wife is fit as a fiddle but (thanks to God) usually there are no physical symptoms of any tumour in her brain. However, there are symptoms in speaking, reading, writing, and thinking abilities. I would say we've learnt how to live with these. . . . .
Happy ChristmasUpdate posted by Ferenc Pesti at 09:57 am
Dear Friends!Thanks to you we have a wonderful Christmas time again. Csilla and Panna are full of cheers, happines and hope as well. Meanwhile my heart is full of faith with the fact we can have many more christmases together. Thank you for being with us and help to achive
A disaster came closeUpdate posted by Ferenc Pesti at 06:49 pm
Unfortunately, now it was my turn to get into hospital. Didn't plan any travelling with an ambulance but I had to. Suspected heart attack with a collapsus occured to call the ambulance last wednesday afternoon. Fortunately physically almost everything is fine. I need to undergo a thorough cardiological examination next
Treatment details - we are in Cologne, again.Update posted by Ferenc Pesti at 10:07 am
Healing in progress:
Next treatment is in OctoberUpdate posted by Ferenc Pesti at 10:05 pm
Dear All!Fortunately Csilla is in a quite qood shape for starting a new period of treatment in Cologne, again. Our next termin is from the 11th of October so You can reach us there in Germany at that week ;)And also a good news that Panna, our little one started. . . . .
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