As many of you know we traveled to China on 23 of April for long awaited Stem Cell treatment.
Unfortunately during pre-treatment MRI test on Ittai’s brain Doctors noticed a small abnormality on his frontal lob. Following more tests, MRI’s and CT Scans our fears were confirmed. Ittai has a benign tumor on his frontal lob. The good news are that it is small and operable. Following those devastating news we decided to return home and treat this ASAP.
According to the Chinese Neurologists we will be able to come back for Stem Cell treatment within 6 to 12 month after successful removal of this tumor. We meeting Ittai’s doctors first thing Monday morning and hope that the operation will be done as soon as possible without any complications.
Besides the bad news, we really enjoyed the care and treatment Ittai received in Puhua Hospital, we saw other patients and witnessed the miracle of Stem Cell treatment. This trip reassured us that out efforts to give Ittai a better chance in life are right and Stem Cells treatment is the only way he can have a better quality of life.
We are still shocked and devastated by the news and the way we found out about it, however if we wouldn’t have traveled to China we might have never known about this tumor until it was too late.
Thank you all for your help and support which allowed us to get to China. We managed to save most of the money donated for Ittai’s treatment and will be using it for Stem Cells treatment next year.
Thank you all again.
Some pictures we took during our short visit to China:
Ittai had a few set backs since the new year with random viruses making him very sick and after a few weeks of taking antibiotics he finally feeling better.
Our fundraising efforts slowed down in the New Year, but are still on track. We’ve raised $31,991 and not very far from our target.
Ittai’s friends at Kids For Life kindly agreed to continue matching dollar for dollar on all donations until out target is reached. So all donations will continue to be doubled and, for Australia residents are tax deductible.