Hello, we are Sofia and Mark, we are the parents of Vika Ivanova.
Vika was growing up as an energetic girl and she used to have a regular childhood for her age. Friends, dolls, first attention from boys in kindergarten. At the age of 4 she started to go to the ballet, Vika was really excited about it, couldn't wait till the next practice, we were very proud of her, couldn't believe that we are so blessed to have a child like her.
At the age of 5 her health got worse, but we couldn't expect this diagnosis, and we were shocked by doctor's words, we refused to believe that the diagnosis was kidney cancer. We couldn't believe, it seemed like a nightmare, seemed like it isn't going on with us, with our cheerful daughter, that our daughter got sick but we decided to fight this disease no matter what.
By doctor's prognosis our chances are big but the surgery is not cheap, the full cost is $ 70 000. It is a great amount for our family, in order to start the treatment me and my husband took credits, sold out car and country house, borrowed money from our friends, but it was enough only for 2 therapies of 3 needed.
The first therapy we did on May 24, 2014 and it costed $ 27 000. The result were positive and the doctors said that if we don't stop the treatment, Vika will get better very soon, she will get back to normal life and her ballet classes.
The second therapy was held on January 15, 2015 and we spent $ 18 000. The results were positive again and our daughter was smiling again since the long time. We can't express how happy we were to see that smile and we realized that our daughter is not giving up and so are we.
There is the last therapy to pass now and the cost is $ 25 000
Every child has a chance to have a happy and healthy childhood and we will thank everyone who will help us beat this horrible disease. Thank everyone who has responded to our problem and hasn't stayed indifferent. Please help our baby! God bless you.