Hello, I am Denis and I am 18 years old. I thought that the best part of my life is just about to begin: I planned to finally start my adult life, discover and travel the world.
In 2018 I started my first year at Warsaw University and had so many dreams to follow! Instead all of these I started to cope with cancer… This is very difficult especially now, when it turns out that this chance to stay alive is very expensive. This is why I ask here for help, otherwise I have no chances…
In 2018 I moved to Poland from Belarus and I was full of hopes to make all of my dreams come true here! I started to study, I started a part time job. All of these were totally new and exciting experiences to me. But my happiness and excitement did not last for long.
I was diagnosed with cancer (Left tibial osteosarcoma, pulmonary osteosarcoma resurgence) in January 2019. After hearing this shocking diagnosis, I strongly decided not to give up. I will not give up, and I will have a chance - I strongly believe in this!
I already have a few operations. I survived months of chemotherapy and I still have an uncertain amount of chemotherapy in front of me. This kind of cure is very exhausting with a lot of side effects and pain.
Sometimes I feel like my time here on Earth stopped on that day. I look at my friends getting degrees at the university, and I, instead, learn how to breathe and walk again. My values have been changed so drastically!
Today I am fighting for something that is “daily routine” for so many of us: to stand up, to dress up, to eat without any additional help. I want to plan more than one day ahead. Treating my disease is a constant choice. We try everything. If it did not work - we don't give up, we look for new methods! We continue to fight to feel relief and save me from constant surgery, chemotherapy and pain.
I don't lose hope, because science is moving forward. I would like to undergo specialist genetic therapy, but its cost exceeds my financial possibilities and those of my relatives. Unfortunately, at this point, this therapy is my only chance to continue fighting. To live... I ask everyone who reads this to react and support me and please share with others. Thank you so much!