Amount needed
€ 32 419
We still need to raise
€ 30 420
Total raised (%)
6%
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Angelina Luka
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Angelina Luka
08/12/2006, Grodno

Angelina Luka

12.08.2006, Grodno
  • Diagnosis: focal epilepsy
  • Fundraising goal: brain surgery
Meet the child
Friends, you are already well acquainted with our wonderful ward Angelina Luka. Back in 2011, the parents of 4-year-old Angelina first applied to the Chance Foundation - the child suffered from constant debilitating epileptic seizures. Attempts by doctors to find a drug that would help control them were not successful. During 2011-2012, thanks to the help of philanthropists, Angelina underwent a number of examinations in German clinics, during which the probable cause of the attacks was discovered - focal cortical dysplasia. Surgical treatment recommended by specialists for medical reasons was postponed indefinitely.

With the help of drug therapy selected in Germany, it was possible to keep the disease under control. During this relatively prosperous period, the girl lived an ordinary life, studied, delighted her family with her successes. But, unfortunately, in 2019, against the background of the drugs taken, the girl's condition worsened significantly, the painful symptoms resumed with new deafening force. Angelina was exhausted by the daily numerous severe attacks. Drug intoxication caused by taking high doses of drugs in attempts by doctors to choose an effective treatment regimen oppressed the growing body of the child even more.

After a consultation with specialists from the Republican Scientific and Practical Center for Neurology and Neurosurgery, it was decided that brain surgery was needed to eliminate the cause of epileptic activity. In September 2020, the University Hospital of Freiburg admitted Angelina for diagnostics and surgical treatment. For four days of video surveillance, 102 siezures were recorded! In December 2020, an operation was performed to remove one of the three lesions. According to doctors' forecasts, 50% of daily attacks should have gone away.

Unfortunately, the operation could not save the child from the most dangerous and traumatic seizures - sudden uncontrolled falls that continue to happen 2-3 times a day. Angelina is forced to wear a special protective helmet at home to protect her head in case of a fall. During sudden seizures, she is in great danger due to the lack of mind control. So, recently, a trouble happened to Angelina - the girl received severe burns - because of a sudden attack, she poured boiling water over herself.

Both German and Belarusian experts state that Angelina's case is very difficult. Today, the girl again needs help from benefactors for the next stage of treatment at the Freiburg clinic. The treatment plan, drawn up and approved at the interdisciplinary conference of the Epilepsy Centers in Freiburg, Kehl-Kork, Kiel and Heidelberg, includes a postoperative examination. This expensive examination, scheduled for March 15, 2021, is very important for doctors to make a decision on the tactics of further surgical treatment.

Dear friends, Angelina is an ordinary teenager with her own world full of interests, plans and dreams. The girl is an excellent student, plays in English theater, she is a creative and versatile person. But each attack threatens to destroy her achievements and her life. During sudden seizures due to lack of control of consciousness, she is in great danger, which responds with pain and helplessness in the hearts of loved ones. Angelina dreams of becoming a psychologist in order to help people and make them happier, but today she still needs help.


We ask you to support Angelina and give her the opportunity not to stop halfway, to continue the treatment that can completely relieve her of the attacks that threaten her life and health!
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  • Fundraising goal: surgical treatment
Amount needed
24 000
We still need to raise
7 290
Total raised (%)
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Amount needed
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We still need to raise
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Total raised (%)
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  • Diagnosis: neuroblastoma
  • Fundraising goal: MIBG scanning
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Total raised
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Total raised (%)
100%
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