6th August 2018, 15:01
We are finally after radiotherapy, we started the week of checkups. Piotruś will have to take acid pills for 2 weeks - it is a beginning of the non-refundable treatment, for which we raise money.
The immunotherapy using antibodies will start on 2nd August in Cracow. Please, be with us during his fight for life till the end…
Sara, Piotruś’s mum
We don’t give up! The immunotherapy is a chance to defeat the cancer. We must succeed because everything is possible with your help!
16th May 2018, 13:31
We decrease the sum of the collection.
Bartuś Pawlak’s parents decided to give all the money raised on siepomaga.pl to Piotruś. Bartek was a brave warrior and also fought with a cancer.
Bartek didn’t have enough time to use the money raised for him. He passed away and we believe that he roots for Piotruś from the heaven.
We can decrease the collection quota by 50 000 PLN. We still fight!
Piotruś is only 20 months old and he fights for his life! He underwent 8 cycles of chemotherapy, a serious surgery, mega chemotherapy and autotransplant. He waits for radiotherapy and for the last stage in the struggle with the cancer – immunotherapy… The last one is needed to give him a chance for life but in Poland it is non-refundable! We ask you for help in saving his life…
The nightmare started on 4th October 2017. After the checkup unexpectedly we had to go to the hospital with Piotruś. The examination started, many examinations. I don’t even remember the details because we were so stressed and we were so frightened… The doctors worried about the his enlarged stomach, but we still hoped that it was enterocolitis or something similar. We hoped that we will soon come back home together…
Unfortunately, the diagnosis sounded like verdict, it was a cancer, neuroblastoma… The enormous tumour had a size of a half of Piotruś’s stomach. We were shocked… Our world collapsed in one minute…We cracked…
He was only 14 months old when we heard the diagnosis. He is our first, beloved child who has to fight for life! We heard that the tumour was so big that the chemotherapy had to be administer immediately to stop the growth of the tumour…Otherwise it could pinch a heart…
Thousands of questions appeared together with the diagnosis. Why us? Why our son? Will he win that battle? Will we come back home together? Will our family survive? What will be next? There were so many questions and no answers. Additionally, we felt the pain, fear, grief and helplessness… We opened the floodgates… We feel those horrible feelings until now. Sometimes we want to give up, stop and shout or cry because of injustice…
After we started chemotherapy we understood that it wasn’t a mistake. We understood that he was fighting with cancer! We were presented a plan for the treatment: 8 cycles of chemotherapy, then drawing stem cells from bone marrow, surgery for cutting out the tumour and strong chemotherapy – we are after that. We have to do radiotherapy and immunotherapy – antibodies anti-GD2 treatment. That treatment is non-refundable… It costs about one million zlotys but only that can save our child!
It was another blow. There are no words to describe our feelings. There is nothing worse than the fear that you would lose the most important person in the world. We didn’t sleep at night and we were afraid about his health. We heard a crying and saw a fear in his eyes all the time… Our hearts were broken when we saw the marks after injections on his skin. We were heartbroken because we were helpless and we couldn’t release his from pain.
The never-ending examination, transfusing of blood and blood dust were our everydayness. After some time spent in hospital and after many conversations with parents of children staying on the ward we gained a desire to fight. We understood that he would never negotiate alone and he needed us! It was a high time to get up, take a shower, get dressed and start fighting and live! To live with him and for him! It is not easy: continuous journeys, lack of permanent domicile, examinations and isolation… We live day-to-day, actually we live out of a suitcase. We feel fear: before every examination, before that what we can hear. The time that we spend here it a trail for us. We have to survive it even though it is difficult: the sight of depressed children’s mums, the crying next door and the sight of bald children… It cannot be described by words. We will never forget that but we want one thing – the end of that nightmare, we want our son back home!
The most difficult battle is a battle for life and health of your own child. Nobody should experience that. Despite the fact that Piotruś is so little he is very brave. We follow his example and we don’t give up. We love him profoundly and we will do everything to help him defeat the cancer! We will do it! We have to! We will come back home all together and we don’t consider any other solution!
Piotruś fights bravely and we have to ask you for help…Help in raising that enormous sum for his treatment which can save him… Help him go back home, live normally. Make him smile again. Piotruś must live! We love him profoundly…If you save him, you will save our family.