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Thread: My 6 old cousin was diagnosed with leukemia, but hes in Syria..

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    My 6 old cousin was diagnosed with leukemia, but hes in Syria..

    First and foremost, i'd like to thank you all for taking the time to read this. To those who are diagnosed or know of anyone diagnosed, my prayers are for you, don't give up and stay strong.

    I would like you all to meet Kirles (pronounced Carlos):
    http://i.imgur.com/TmINHiV.jpg?1

    Carlos was diagnosed with leukemia a few months back:
    http://i.imgur.com/AhR3W1l.jpg?1

    For those who don't know, their has been alot of fighting going in Syria and the country is currently going through a civil war. As a result, the treatment necessary for Kirles is not available.

    The reason I made this post is to ask, what in Gods name can I do for this boy? I got into contact with the SickKids hospital in Toronto but sadly they couldn't do anything. Is their something available for the boy that i don't know?
    I've just been emailing and contacting hospitals near the child's country to see if theirs any sort of treatment for international children. Is their anything else I can do or something im not aware of?

    Cancer has taken many from me but i"m not sure how ill take losing this boy. What gets to me the most is the fact that theirs treatment available out their but just not available to kirles. Do I just sit here and watch him slowly go? Its beyond sickening....

    Again, I think you all for reading this.

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    You can contact the following organizations who provide both in country and expatriated help for sick children in Syria.
    Savethechildren.org.uk

    Handinhandwithsyria..co.Uk

    UNHCR various websites.

    All are heavily involved with support and treatment of sick kids in Syria.
    Some with cancers have been expatriated with their mother and father and siblings for treatment at a number of hospitals in France, Germany and UK.

    You can also contact Medicine San Frontier who have several medical teams and hospitals working throughout Syria.
    Also try contacting the Embasies or consulates of Qatar, UAE who under the Green Cross support many children with life threatening conditions affected by the Syrian war.
    I hope you manage to get him treatment, but don't stop trying.

    Best of luck
    And if you need any help I can give drop me a PM and I'll do want I can, no promises Ok, but I will certainly try.

    Barry
    Ma Salaama.
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    Diagnosed stage 3 March 011
    Radical resection April 011
    Restaged 2b April 011.
    12/09 Colonoscopy clear but picked up hospital infection.
    Aorta & femoral arteries occluded.
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    Aortobifemoral surgery 5th May. yughh.
    PET scan indicates clear
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    13/5 CT showed "unknown" but no concern from docs.
    Inguinal lymph nodes and severe groin pain.
    Ultrasound and MRI show no nasties. Pheww
    Groin pain and enlarged lymph nodes still there.
    October -still the same pains but under semi control.
    Additional chest CT scan ordered for 11th November prior to surgery.
    Sinus surgery done and dusted.
    July 2014 PSA at 5.10. 2months of antibiotics in case of UTI, jan 2015 PSA at 7.20, 23/08 now 8.2, current 8.1
    Prostate Cancer confirmed Gleason 3+Marginal 4.
    Active surveillance continues.
    PET CT Aug 2017 indicated lung nodule changes
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    no Cancer.

    Not all's rosy in the garden, but see following.
    Stop grumbling Baz, your still alive and kicking so far.
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