I am asking for help in getting my dearest cousin, a single mother trying to support her daughter achieve her university degree on full scholarship, receive her treatment in a specialized amyloidosis treatment center.
The disease is rare and there are no medical institutions able to provide a treatment plan in Turkey. Among the only viable options, the University of Pavia in Italy has offered a stay for the treatment at her own expense.
Amyloidosis is the buildup of an abnormal protein that forms deposits in the body's organs and tissues and can interfere with organ functions. The disorder is most likely to be life-threatening if the amyloids accumulate in the heart or the kidneys. Primary amyloidosis is related to excess production of antibodies by plasma cells, but its cause is unknown and a cure is not available at the present.
She is currently suffering a buildup of amyloid proteins in her gastrointestinal tract, which prevents digestion of necessary nutrients to sustain her life.
The aim is not to cure the disease, but prevent it from spreading other vital organs and diminish current buildup around her intestines, thereby prolonging her life expectancy and see her daughter graduate.
In order to maintain her dignity, I am keeping her anonymous.