Kryštůfek’s leukaemia appeared when he turned three, when he was about to start kindergarten and I was looking for a job. I am a single mother and both my elder sons were going to school at the time, so money was an issue. Social benefits were and remain our only financial income. Leukaemia, that was the diagnosis… and you think to yourself – why my little boy of all people, why can’t he stay healthy… after all, my other two sons are also sick. My eldest son, Lukáš, was born with infantile cerebral palsy, and the middle one, Filip, suffers from congenital glaucoma and was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of two.
It was a terrible shock, followed by two years of treatment, hospital stays, and great expenses – drugs, a special liver diet and low-bacteria foods. I could only buy vacuum-packed foods for Kryštůfek, and he could only eat cooked food immediately after being cooked. No re-heating of food was allowed. All of that lasted for two years. To be able to manage financially, my eldest son left secondary school and started temping instead. The leukaemia came back 9 months later. Everything started anew, only it was even harder this time around. Kryštůfek had to undergo a bone marrow transplant… We stayed in the hospital for three months. Financial assistance from GOOD ANGEL was extremely helpful: I was able to buy drugs for Kryštůfek, oral drapes, sanitary products and disinfectants for the home (for instance, we had to disinfect the toilet and washbasin every time someone used it, door handles had to be disinfected on a daily basis, etc). The low-bacteria food was again the most expensive item. I am very grateful to the Good Angel foundation, which is helping us deal with our situation, which is difficult as it is.
I really appreciate that. THANK YOU VERY MUCH ONCE AGAIN.
Pavlína P., Štětí
Just getting this diagnosis with respect to your nearest and dearest is enough for the world to come crashing down around you. And then when you finally leave the hospital after the initial upheaval and enter the “normal” world, where they say, “I don’t know, I have no experience with this; you are not entitled, but you have to pay!” (and nobody cares where you get the money), it starts crashing down around you for real. Then the lady from Krtek appeared like a “guardian angel”. She came and listened, telling us where to go and who to ask, and then mentioned the Good Angel foundation, to which she helped us apply for assistance. I am so happy that something like that exists, because, at least for me, it was a ray of light amidst all that darkness, a source of a certain calm, at least in that respect. Thank you very much. Now we just have to believe that there will be a happy ending, and that the foundation will be able to help many other people.
Patrik P.’s mother wrote to us:
“First of all, we would like to send our sincere greetings both to the Krtek foundation and Good Angel Foundation, which has been sending us CZK 3,000 on a regular basis. You’ve been a great help by bringing a bit of joy into the children’s lives and by helping us cover the costs of hospital treatment. We attach two photographs of our children, and would like to thank you once more for your help.”
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