We are Lyes and Jana from Leipzig, Germany. Over the last years our families have gone through some hard times. Only 2 years ago Lyes’ older sister died of breast cancer at the age of 39 leaving 4 little children behind. One year ago his youngest sister Meriem (22), or Mimi, as everyone calls her, was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma. In General, Hodgkin is known to be curable, however it is a fatal disease if the patient ist not treated right. Mimi has been treated with two chemo therapies (ABVD, BEACOPP) and one radio therapy in Algeria, where she and her family live. Unfortunately the cancer came back very quickly after her last treatment. Doctors in Algeria told her they don’t have the means to provide her with any other treatment. We are now trying everything to get help in Germany. We’ve already had appointments at the university hospital of Leipzig, which is renowned for its oncology department. We were told it is possible to treat her with another chemo therapy (DHAP) in connection with an autologous stem cell transplantation. Whereas in Algeria this kind of treatment does not exist, it has been a standard therapy in Germany for years. Doctors here are very optimistic that Mimi will get through the therapy and defeat the cancer. The treatment will cost approx. € 70. 0000 including all kinds of medication, chemo therapy, inpatient treatment at the hospital (3×2 weeks), stem cell transplantation, laboratory costs etc. We will have to pay the amount by ourselves since Mimi is an Algerian citizen and does not have a German insurance. In fact, we have to pay in advance before the therapy can even begin. We are desperate as we know there IS help in Germany but it costs a fortune. All our families are trying to raise the money – Mimi’s father has already put their familiy’s house up for sale. We are kindly asking all our friends and everyone who reads this to help us collect as much money as possible. We are thankful for ANY kind of help! Please share our call with as many people as possible! MERCI!
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