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The family and friends of an amazing woman, Nato, are uniting to raise money for treatment of stage 4 breast cancer. Help save her life!

Dear family and friends,
Please take a moment of your time to read this and forward this to all your family members and friends!
This is our cry for help to save the life of an amazing, kind, strong and one of the most giving women,  who is battling stage 4 breast cancer.
Nato Peikrishvili has been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 in Tbilisi, Georgia. She was unable to undergo surgery due to severe allergies to any type of pain medication or anesthetics available in her country. She was also unable to receive any treatments other then few radiation sessions which seemed to have slowed down the tumors for a short time. A little over two years ago her family learned that the cancer has spread to her bone marrow making it a stage 4 cancer. Given her complicated allergy situation and limited resources available in her country she was not receiving any type of treatment what so ever. My family has known her for 30 years, she is like a sister to my mom,  Nato is also my God mother. She and her extended family have become our family as well. Unfortunately, her love for us prevented her from telling us her story, because she did not want to worry us. We have learned about her condition only two weeks ago, and we decided to take action in saving our family immediately.
My dear mother was able to take a short trip to Tbilisi, Georgia to better understand the severity and seriousness of the situation. What she had witnessed shocked both of us: The financial hardships that Nato is experiencing as a single mother of her adopted son Iraklii, who is 15. They live with her mother 72, who lost her husband to cancer a few years ago, and is currently allowed to keep her job as a teacher so she can simply get paid a small salary to feed her sick daughter and teenage grandson. Nato is unable to work due to her progressive cancer. Her right breast is completely consumed and literarily devoured by this disease, cutting off circulation to her right arm. Her right arm is swollen and has limited function due to lack of circulation. She has difficulty walking as well. The infected bone marrow is mostly concentrated in her hip bone, making it very painful to move.
My mother, Irina Kryukova, was able to speak to doctors in Tbilisi. They claim that with adequate treatment our dear friend Nato will be able to lead a healthy and functional life for years to come, yet such treatment is not available in Georgia. My mom was also able to connect and consult with oncological center in Israel. After reviewing her health chart the clinic in Israel has confirmed that no appropriate treatment was received and that Nato will need to go through extensive and detailed diagnostics in order to determine the type of medication and proper treatment that would work with her allergies and this terrible disease she is fighting against.
Certainly Nato and her family do not have the means to start the diagnostics and treatments in Israel.
We are now crying out for your help, help to save her life. Not only she requires great financial help, but also help with transportation, room/board, lodging, care assistance while in Israel. She will need any type of support she can receive, and of course your prayer.
Thank you all so much for taking the time out of your busy lives to help save life of this extraordinary woman!!!
Please feel free to make contributions through PayPal using following email address:,, personally through Irina Kryukova, Anna Krioukova. Feel free to contact us via mail, facebook, odnoklassniki or email,,
Our prayers are with all our family and friends  that showed support to help Nato Peikrishvili battle this awful disease.
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