We spend almost a month patiently sitting and waiting for documents to pass on to our German charity organizations who will try to help to organize a treatment in Berlin. In the US the American Society of Crimean Turks organized a Mother’s Day fundraising event in New York City and thanks to many supporters, more than 7000$ could be collected for Amira. Thanks to their tireless and ongoing efforts! On top of these 7000$, a total of 6.000$ was collected worldwide so far, two sessions of chemo therapy could be done and Amira’s condition of acute myleoid leukemia (AML) stabilized. Before Amira can get her bone marrow transplant, at least one more session of chemo therapy will be needed. You can get an overview of the estimated needs on our donation page.
We found inspiring information on how you can hold a fundraiser in your community on the page of LIVESTRONG, an organisation fighting to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.
The LIVESTRONG society has been founded by cancer survivor and multiple Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong. In its manifesto, it focuses at practical things, you would never think of when living your happy healthy life with your family. Read yourself and join the fight to Help Amira!
The LIVESTRONG Manifesto:
We believe in life.
We believe in living every minute of it with every ounce of your being.
And that you must not let cancer take control of it.
We believe in energy: channeled and fierce.
We believe in focus: getting smart and living strong.
Unity is strength. Knowledge is power. Attitude is everything.
This is LIVESTRONG.
We kick in the moment you’re diagnosed.
We help you accept the tears. Acknowledge the rage.
We believe in your right to live without pain.
We believe in information. Not pity.
And in straight, open talk about cancer.
With husbands, wives and partners. With kids, friends and neighbors. Your healthcare team. And the people you live with, work with, cry and laugh with.
This is no time to pull punches.
You’re in the fight of your life.
We’re about the hard stuff.
Like finding the nerve to ask for a second opinion.
And a third, or a fourth, if that’s what it takes.
We’re about preventing cancer. Finding it early. Getting smart about clinical trials.
And if it comes to it, being in control of how your life ends.
It’s your life. You will have it your way.
We’re about the practical stuff.
Planning for surviving. Banking your sperm. Preserving your fertility. Organizing your finances. Dealing with hospitals, specialists, insurance companies and employers.
It’s knowing your rights.
It’s your life.
Take no prisoners.
We’re about the fight.
We’re your advocate before policymakers. Your champion within the healthcare system. Your sponsor in the research labs.
And we know the fight never ends.
Cancer may leave your body, but it never leaves your life.
This is LIVESTRONG.
Founded and inspired by Lance Armstrong, one of the toughest cancer survivors on the planet.