Carpe Diem

I recently chatted with a friend, but she was so full of complaints about everything that I ran away from her.
Then I realized I find it hard to bear negative information. It seems to make the puddles more dirty and the sky greyer. But I understood that these aren’t the problem. I will also say that banality is nonsense. Let’s take your tiny salary and the price of chicken. It doesn’t mean one shouldn’t talk about it. It only means it’s small potatoes, and it should be talked about only to the extent it needs to. Without going over it every day.
As you know, we help cancer patients. The majority of them are in a hopeless situation.
But they are hanging on, grasping at every straw. They do the best they can. They are not discouraged, they try to fully live the time they’ve been left. They are happy with every day spent with children and relatives. There’s no-one to help them, they have nobody, and they are alone with their illness.
I’ve written this a hundred times and this must be the 101st repetition–value what you have.

Let me tell you about how things are going for our “girls”
Our Tanya. I haven’t written about her for a long time. But we haven’t forgotten her and we visit her periodically.
Давайте расскажу как дела у наших “девочек”.

Chemo was scheduled for December, but leukocytes were inappropriate so it was postponed. We brought her food to support her. She’s raising a son without any relatives to help her. Doesn’t work due to the illness. No money at all…
Look at the boy on the couch.
To be honest, Tanya is more worried about him than herself. What will become of him. He’s the main motor of her life.

Now the analyses improved, chemo has begun. She’s at the cancer ward.

Lena frequently visits her and brings her medications and food she asks for.
Please pray for her. May everything turn out fine, even though chances are small.
But we continue to believe! And we’re not surrendering, just as she is not.

This is Lyudmila Nikolayevna. The mother of Olya who works at the Lugansk Aid Center. When we came to Lugansk in December, Olya caught me in the corridor and her lips were shaking. She couldn’t say anything, just squeezed my hand. You know that her mother was refused treatment in Lugansk and practically given up for dead. But in Donetsk they agreed to take her in. She’s undergone four chemos, two more are needed. Unfortunately, she has to pay for some of the chemo herself because free medications have run out. So she needs to buy them herself.
We have provided her with money, since the family has none. The medications are available in Donetsk so we provide money instead of buying them ourselves. She still has a chance, though not a very high one…But there is one! Olya and Lyudmila Nikolayevna believe in them.
This chance appeared only because we and you helped them. And you know, I will always remember Olya’s thankful eyes.
If you want to help with money for Lyudmila Nikolayevna’s chemo, please label donations “Olya’s mom” or “Lyudmila Nikolayevna”. Thank you!

Thanks to all of you! Thanks to those who read this post to the end without closing it. Thanks to everyone who continues help us give aid to people!

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