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Ilona D.: die Schulden für die Ostersarkombehandlung

A project from Diakonie Guttat
in Berlin, Germany

Ilona D., 17 years old, Samara, Russia, diagnosis: conventional osteosarcoma. Required: Paying off the debt for the treatment at Helios Clinic, Berlin. Funds to rise: EUR 13125 .

Yuli Nazarov
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Ilona D., 17 years old, Samara, Russia, diagnosis: conventional osteosarcoma. Required: Paying off the debt for the treatment at Helios Clinic, Berlin. Funds to rise: EUR 13125 .

In April 2020, Ilona began to complain of pain in her left leg. For a long time, the doctors could not establish a correct diagnosis. By the middle of summer, the pains became unbearable, and, without any blow, a hip fracture occurred. Only then it became clear that Ilona had an advanced osteosarcoma - bone cancer.

An urgent operation was needed: removal of the tumor and bone replacement. While  such operations are made in Russia, the doctors do not guarantee the patient survival. Such guarantees are given in Germany. The family sold everything. They managed to collect a huge amount for the treatment. Since autumn 2020, Ilona is being treated at the Helios Clinic, Berlin.

She came too late to save her leg,  they had to amputate it. Ilona is in remission after a very long chemotherapy. She requires a bionic prosthesis.

Meanwhile the money for the treatment ran out, and the family's funds are completely depleted. The debt to the clinic is EUR 13,125. Without paying the debt, the clinic refuses to carry out any further treatment and threatens to prosecute the family.

Please help Ilona!