This is the saddest story in the world! Iolanta Mamatkazina of Krasnodar, Russia is only 15 month old and has retinoblastoma, retina cancer of BOTH eyes. She being monitored by Memorial Sloan-Kettering in NYC. The mother brought Iolanta here because American doctors think there is still hope. Because of negligent and costly treatment in Moscow the child went blind. Dr. David Abramson, Iolanta's doctor, is optimistic about the child's future and thinks that her left eye still has a chance to recover. Iolanta and her mother came here as visitors so they are obligated to pay bills. Huge bills. They sold everything they owned to come here. The money is a huge issue since there is no medical insurance to cover medical expenses. The treatment and rehabilitation may take up to 2 years and an incredible
amount of money. No donation is too small.
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Sincerely, Iolanta's Team
NBC coverage of Iolanta's story: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/iolanta-mamatkazina-russian-community-cancer-treatment-168866716.html
NBC video: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/video/#!/on-air/as-seen-on/NYC-Russian-Community-Supports-Baby-s-Fight-for-Life/168906836
RTVI (Russian TV) coverage of Iolanta's story: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIdbLVmaQ_0&feature=player_detailpage