(photo of Oleg Schwartzburg taken on August 18, 2015 at Medias Klinikum in Germany - just one day before his initial treatment at this clinic.)
Hello - this is Anya and Mira Schwartzburg here. As some of you might know, our dad Oleg has been
diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer called sarcoma in November 2013. Sarcoma cancer is very rare and very
stubborn and therefore exceptionally difficult to beat, plus it spreads very,
He has now been through a cycle of radiotherapy
and two chemotherapy rounds, but sadly, with no success. As of today, the
tumours have spread all over his body, because NONE of the local treatments the
doctors in Canada offered helped him. Canadian medicine left him close to no
hope. The only hope he currently has is an innovative treatment only available
at a clinic in Germany. The name of the clinic is Medias Klinikum near Munich, where
after review of my dad’s medical results, Dr. Aigner has accepted our dad as a
patient and told us this treatment is his last chance for survival. For it to
work, Dr. Aigner recommended at least three rounds of treatments, each costing
$30,000US. Our dad left to Germany on August 15 and started treatment on August 19.
We are asking for your support to help us
save our dad. If you witnessed cancer in your family or close circle of
friends, you would know what we are talking about and how our family feels.
Helpless and lost, but we don’t want to lose hope and this new treatment sounds
very promising and is our last opportunity to save our dad’s life. Oleg is
still so young – he is only 61 years old. All his life he worked as a doctor
himself and dedicated his profession to helping people and saving lives. He
deserves a chance to live for us – his children, his wife, his 4-year-old granddaughter, and for all
those he helped treat.
Because of his progressing disease, he
currently can no longer work, and even drive – daily tasks became an extreme
challenge for him, as he is in severe pain and lost sensation and mobility in
his right arm and has trouble walking. Because both our parents are
self-employed, they didn't have any additional insurance, such as critical
illness, to count on, so they now need any financial support possible to help
them get through this trying and challenging time.
We're asking for your support during this
difficult time for our family. Your participation in this raffle and contributions would be much appreciated and would
make this fight a bit easier. On behalf of our entire family and our dad, we
thank you in advance for your positive thoughts, prayers and support.
Thank you for your support and good luck in the raffle!
WATCH A THANK YOU MESSAGE FROM OLEG TAPED ON AUGUST 30 THANKING ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
HOW YOU CAN HELP?
Have questions? Please contact:
- Purchase one or more tickets for a chance to win some great prizes from our generous sponsors. Each ticket is $20 or you can buy them in bundles for some extra savings. There is no limit to the number of tickets you can purchase.
- The draw will take place on October 10, 2015 at 8pm EST.
- We will notify winners by e-mail by 12pm EST on October 11, 2015 with your prize details and how to claim the prize.
- Prizes are to be accepted as is - no cash value, non-transferrable, no exchanges.
- Appointments will have to be coordinated with some the service providers at a time convenient for both the winner and sponsor.
- Payments are securely processed by STRIPE (a payment processor similar to PayPal). The donation will be reflected on your credit card bill as "FUNDRAISER FOR OLEG"
- When you make an online donation, an automated receipt will be sent to the e-mail address you indicate with confirmation of payment and your raffle ticket numbers.
- 100% of the proceeds go directly to our dad's fund to help him pay for his treatment.
Alina Chernin - 416-567-0562
Anya Schwartzburg - 416-617-2692SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS PRIZE SPONSORS:
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