Let's safe Kacper's life!

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treatment at the center of oncology in Monterrey, Mexico

Kacper Zagozdon, 7 years

Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki, mazowieckie

glioblastoma (GMB) – IV (the highest) grade malignant glioma

Started: 23 November 2018
Ends: 05 February 2019

He should be attending the first class of Primary School but instead our 7-year-old son Kacper is fighting for life. He has a glioblastoma (GMB) – IV (the highest) grade malignant glioma. In Poland we can as well wait for death, because the doctors give Kacper a chance of living at best one year. We must save our child by treating him abroad, because only there doctors use methods giving any chances or hopes…

Kacper Zagozdon

Our nightmare has lasted for 2 months and for us it is eternity. Time totally cut out of our lives, mixed with fear, uncertainty and terror. The disease, horrible cancer, put the gun to our son’s head and it can pull the trigger at any moment. It has no mercy and it won’t wait until we are ready. And you can never be prepared for your own child’s death.

Kacper started feeling a pain in his legs in September. We thought it was just tiredness. However, when his condition began to deteriorate and headaches started, we went to hospital. The doctor who was examining him looked into his eyes and already knew it was serious. Kacper had a CAT scan, which showed a tumor of a size of a chestnut. Then in Centrum Zdrowia Dziecka (Children's Memorial Health Institute) MRI scan revealed complete, painful truth. Inoperable IV grade malignant glioma in the brainstem. Our world collapsed like a house of cards…

Kacper didn’t understand what was going on. Why, instead of being at school, he is living in hospital wards all the time. The saddest ones – with small chances of coming back home. Chemotheraphy and  6 – week radiotherapy are the only ways of treatment available in Poland. We are finishing radiotherapy in 1.5 weeks and the waiting begins. Only after 5-6 weeks the MRI will be done and it will give the answer what is next…

Kacper Zagozdon

We can’t just sit back and wait. We know that chemo itself as the only way of treatment is not enough. We were told clearly – Kacper can live one year at best. So we started searching for help abroad and we found a clinic in Monterrey in Mexico, where doctors use much more modern methods than in Poland. First of all, medicine is given directly into area surrounding the tumor by catheter placed in the artery. This increases the effectiveness of the treatment and decreases the side effects. Moreover, immunotherapy, which is also used, encourages the immune system to fight against cancer cells. This is our real chance. Unfortunately, it is horribly expensive.

People use the word “fear” every day but just a few weeks ago we understood its true, real meaning. And there are no such words to describe the feeling. Pain, suffering, sleepless nights. We must do our best to help our son. This is the only thing that matters now. We are asking for help because we are not able to do this alone. The amount of money is too big for us and without a proper treatment in Monterrey that we can start at the end of January – February, the only thing will be to wait for what is inevitable in this disease. Kacper has the whole life ahead of him, please let’s not allow it to fade so early.

Magda – Kacper’s mum

Charity collection verified by the Siepomaga Foundation
Supported by 4 520 people
154 816 zł (100,08%)