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This fundraiser ended on 12/12/11

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Mitza's family,friends, and then some are uniting to raise money to help with his battle against AML Leukemia. Thank you for your support!!!

Dear Everyone,

On September 20th, Mitza was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia a Blood Cancer. My Brother-in-Law is from Romania and our original plans were to get him to the States to receive treatment. I spent alot of time on the phone in contact with different hospitals and organizations, trying to find out if i got him to the states would he be able to receive treatment. I found a hospital that did say that if we brought him there, they would treat him and we would have to take care of the medical expenses in which would be over 200,000 dollars. Andra and I were very excited about this news and were willing to pay for the rest of our lives, if that would be what it would take to get him the treatment he deserves as a great young man. However his blood levels went completely crazy, unfortunately they said that there is no way he could travel anywhere, and they needed to start the chemo as soon as they could get his red blood cells up. God provided that to happen and he started Chemo on the 26th. My wife arrived back in Romania on the 27th and when she explained to me the living conditions that he is subject to in the cancer facility was quite disturbing and extremely unsanitary.
Mitza's bone marrow is over 90% affected and will be in need of a bone marrow transplant. The Medical expenses in themself are astronomical, along with the medication that is needed threw this long and agonizing process. Not only is he not working neither is his wife nor mother, and father is in the hospital with medical problems himself. My wife will be in Europe until 2012 trying to help in every way that we can with finances, love, and hope. He does have medical insurance with his job at Coca Cola but it will only cover a certain amount of his medication and health expenses.
What I am asking of everyone Family,Friends and Strangers is your help in this fight for My Family members life. Anything that could be given from $5-$100 or what your heart tells you would be a huge blessing in helping him in this fight and with bills and to get the medication he needs in which he does not have the money to pay for. The average income in Romania is 150-250 American dollars a month. So think to yourself what extra steps a hospital is going to do. That is why everything is going to help more then you know. Prayers from all around the world are going out to him, so please add him to your list. If you or anyone that you know can help in anyway we would be forever grateful. Also all of you that Andra and I do not know or maybe Andra or I haven't got to speak with in a while, please realize you are our greatest hope.
Please forward this letter to everyone you know groups, facebook contacts, or organizations you are aware of. Know that my family will be forever grateful to you.
Thank you all for your donations, support, and your prayers.
We also have a savings account for those that would prefer to mail contributions at Wells Fargo at 2361 Dick Pond Rd Surfside Beach SC 29575 under the name Team Mitza. Otherwise you can follow his progress at http://www.giveforward.com/teammitza
my info: Matt Collins 677 Rambler Ct Myrtle Beach,sc 29588 cell#8434555174 email- matt_rcollins@yahoo.com.
1 last thing please know that u can do anonymous or $1 and understand that it all will give a chance at a better fight for my brother.
I will be collecting any moneys that are donated and will be taking or transferring it back to him at the first of the year so please open your hearts too my family.
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